Dianthus species | Dianthus, Sweet William

This broad group of plants include biennials—plants that live for two years—or perennials, which have a longer lifespan. However, they are often grown as annuals in most regions. Set out from containers or nursery packs in fall. They are among the best annuals for shady locations.

Water Requirement: high

Sun Exposure: partial shade, full sun

Growth Rate: fast

Height: 1 feet high

Width: 1 feet wide

Foliage Color: green

Flower Color: red, white, pink

Flower Season: spring, summer

Wildlife: hummingbirds, butterflies