Definition of sweet william in English:

sweet william

Syllabification: sweet wil·liam
(also sweet William)


  • A fragrant garden pink with flattened clusters of vivid red, pink, or white flowers.
    • Dianthus barbatus, family Caryophyllaceae
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    • I want blooming roses, daisies, tritoma, canna, coreopsis, sweet william, lobelia, lupins, gypsophilia, pansies, and the like.
    • Forget-me-not, wallflower, primula, sweet william and viola will all be available from garden centres and nurseries.
    • As you cut down summer annuals and biennials, such as foxglove, hollyhock, poppy and sweet william, break apart the seed heads and sprinkle the seeds around.

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