Sweet William Seeds - Herald of Spring Mix

Sweet William Seeds - Herald of Spring Mix

Size Price Savings Quantity
Packet $4.49
1 Ounce $11.59
1/4 Pound $28.39 ($7.09/ounce) 39% Savings
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  • This blend of early bloomers are the first sign of spring
  • Biennial; A beautiful blend of our earliest Sweet William seeds
  • Easy to grow; Spring blooming
  • Adaptable to both Sun and partial Shade
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Life Cycle Biennial
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Color Mixed
Growth Habit Clumping, Upright
Plant Height Up to 24 inches
Bloom Season Spring

Plant Characteristics Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Easy to Grow & Maintain
Use Container Garden, Cut Flower Garden
Growing Conditions Drought Tolerant, Poor Soil Tolerant
Plant Resistance Deer

About Sweet William Seeds - Herald of Spring Mix

Dianthus barbatus

Seed Type Heirloom Seed
Also known as Dianthus

A lovely mix of bold reds and pinks, Herald of Spring, as the name suggests, is an early season cultivar of Sweet William. Shorter growing than some varieties, Herald of Spring is a garden bed favorite!

This beautiful Biennial, or short lived Perennial, is a lovely example of the diversity of popular garden flowers, Dianthus. Easy to grow in full sun or partial shade, Sweet William is adaptable to a variety of soil types.

Planting Information

Planting Sweet William Seeds - Herald of Spring Mix

Planting Season Spring, Summer
Seed Prep Requires Light
Sowing Method Direct Sow, Start Indoors
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 1/16 inch
Plant Spacing 6 to 12 inches
Plant Height Up to 24 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
View our Sweet William Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count Recommended Coverage
Packet 635 Up to 80 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce 30,000 Up to 625 Sq. Ft
1/4 Pound 120,000 Up to 2,500 Sq. Ft

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