Common Names: Dianthus barbatus, Sweet William
Botanical names: Dianthus (die-ANTH-us)
Availability: Year round
Vase life: 5 to 10 days
Storage temperatures: 36 - 38 degrees Fahrenheit
Ethylene Sensitive: Yes
Description: Tiny, densely clustered florets on multi-branched sprays.
Color: Reds, purples, pinks and white plus bi-colors
Botanical facts: The name is from the Greek words di (Zeus) and anthos (flower).
Design notes: A wonderful filler flower. Beautiful small florets and dark green to bluish-green foliage.
Purchasing hints: Purchase flowers with open blossoms and turgid foliage.
Conditioning: Remove all foliage that will be below the water line. Cut under water with a sharp knife. Hydrate in a solution of warm water and commercial floral preservative / floral food for two hours before storage or usage.