Sweet William ‘Nigricans’.
This super deep crimson Sweet William is as close as you will get to black. Dark Sweet Williams are tres a la mode in the florists of the chic and the knowledgeable. Ultra sophisticated and drop dead gorgeous with it. They marry an old school charm with contemporary tastes. Total show stoppers!
I have a dedicated biennial bed which I am about to double in size as Sweet Williams have really won me over this year…the three varieties I offer will pretty much cover all bases for the domestic cutting patch.
200ish seeds in a packet
Height 45-55 cm
Sow from late May until the end of July for flowering the following spring. I sow mine in modules and then plant out before the end of August…they are VERY easy to grow.