Dianthus hybrid 'Peman Violet'

Sweet William

Photo courtesy of Swift Greenhouses

  • Strongly fragrant
  • Bright violet-pink flowers sit atop stiff stems and grey-green leaves
  • Mounding habit
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Rock Garden
Rock Garden
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

Excellent for edging, in rock gardens, and in containers

Height: 6-8 inches
Spacing: 6-8 in
Price Level 1: $7.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: Pink, Violet
Zone: 4-9
Price Level 2: 5 for $35~#1

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


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

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun


  • Mounding

Foliage Color:

  • Silver
  • Blue

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained