Dianthus caryophllus 'Peman Fancy Lilac'

Sweet William

Photo courtesy of Ball Seeds

  • Large double flowers of soft lilac-pink with fuchsia centres
  • Bloom on a clump of blue-silver foliage
  • Mounding habit
  • Fragrant
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Rock Garden
Rock Garden
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant

Interesting Notes about Sweet William:

Moderate growth rate

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Prefers full sun to partial shade with well-drained soil. Deadheading may prolong the bloom time.

Height: 1 ft
Spread: 1 ft
Spacing: 12 in
Price Level 1: $7.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: Multi-Color
Zone: 4
Price Level 2: 5 for $35~#1

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Drought Tolerant
  • Rock Garden
  • Fragrant
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Edging
  • Border or Bed

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Full Sun


  • Mounding

Foliage Color:

  • Silver
  • Blue

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring
  • Fall
  • Summer

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained