Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Plants in Early American Gardens - Sweet William

 Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus)
Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus)

Thomas Jefferson observed "sweet William began to open" at Shadwell on April 16, 1767, reported flowers in May and June of 1782, and also planted this biennial in an oval flower bed at Monticello in 1807. Sweet William is often associated with early American gardens and continues to be cherished for its large clusters of red, pink, and white blooms.

For more information & the possible availability
Contact The Tho Jefferson Center for Historic Plants or The Shop at Monticello