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Dianthus barbatus 'Heart Attack'

Heart Attack Perennial Sweet William

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Item #: 4368

Zones: 4a to 8b, at least

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Southern Europe

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

This PDN introduction came to us around 1990 from former garden curator, James Stevenson. Unlike most biennial Sweet Williams, our original clump is now over 15 years old. With so many folks asking about it, we finally got busy propagating and officially introduced it in 2001. Dianthus 'Heart Attack' starts flowering in early spring and continues for months with brilliant red-black, carnation-like, hummingbird-acclaimed flowers atop glossy, dark green, strap-like foliage. Unlike biennial Dianthus barbatus we have grown, Dianthus 'Heart Attack' keeps returning and getting better each year.