Dianthus barbatus is an easy plant to grow. We can start from seeds or plants bought in containers. Seeds should be sown in the spring in a sunny and well drained spot in the garden. The seedling will bloom the next late spring, although some of them may try to produce flowers the same year. If you want to have a precious carpet of dazzling pinks, reds and whites let the seeds germinate among the mother plants. The effect is guaranteed as the seeds will give different colours than the plant they were formed on. If you desire to save your favourite colour of sweet william, you can try cuttings or division. The cutting root very quickly so do the divided parts.
It is a perfect plant to decorate the garden, the house and the bride.