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Sweet William Seeds

Sweet William Seeds

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Sweet William Holborn Glory is one of those lovely old-fashioned flowers that you just cannot resist for so many reasons – easy to grow, intensely fragrant and extremely gorgeous with its lovely combination of raspberry red with a pristine white ring bloom. Dating back to the 1920s, this variety has been a favourite for cottage gardens, but every border, meadow or even container will benefit from its beauty. Sweet Williams, which represent gallantry in the Victorian language of flowers, make long-lasting, fragrant cut flowers, but the place where they give the best is the pastry lab: as its petals have a pleasant spicy, floral, clove-like taste, they are ideal for decorating cakes and desserts.

100 seeds

Sweet William

Holborn Glory

A galant flower for cakes and royal bouquets.

Height 30 cm
Width 50 cm

Height 30 cm
Width 30 cm

Indoor Feb-Mar
Outdoor Apr-June

Germination 7-14 days
Harvesting 60-90 days

When sowing 30 cm; Depth 0.2 cm
When thinning 20-30 cm

Sunlight Full sun to partial shade
Soil Well-drained
Watering Moderate
Feeding Light feeder

Expert tip The better they are cultivated and fed, the better they will flower. Furthermore, all of these blooms are easily propagated from cuttings.

Pollinators Attracts bumblebees, butterflies and bees.

About Piccolo

Seed for contemporary gardens. Good things come in small packages. 

Piccolo, as the name implies, specialises in researching and selecting dwarf vegetables that have compact habits, suitable for growing in pots on a balcony or terrace in an urban vegetable garden, specially designed for terrace gardens and small space.

Along with vegetables, Piccolo thinks a balcony garden should also be beautiful so they also offer fruits, edibles flowers and herbs. Their selected seeds are packed with sustainable and completely recyclable materials. 

All the varieties are open-pollinated, non-hybrid and non-GMO.

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