Puriri Lane | Dianthus barbatus nigrescens | Sooty
Puriri Lane | Dianthus barbatus nigrescens | Sooty
Puriri Lane | Dianthus barbatus nigrescens | Sooty
Puriri Lane | Dianthus barbatus nigrescens | Sooty

Dianthus barbatus nigrescens | Sooty

Regular price $12.00 Save $-12.00

perfect for pollinators

A standout plant from other Sweet Williams, Dianthus Barbatus Nigrescens, simply referred to as Sooty makes a fabulous cut flower that lasts well in a vase as well as being a wonderful border plant. Sooty bears multiple, densely packed heads of darkest ruby, almost black, fragrant flowers, on burgundy coloured stems with slender green leaves that mature to a stunning metallic mahogany colour, making for one of the most unique of all Sweet Williams.

Sooty prefers full sun but will perform equally well in partial shade. Growing to a height of 30 to 40cm with flowers, butterflies and bees go crazy for these flowers.

Whilst Sooty is considered a short-lived perennial do not worry as it will set seed to ensure that this plant will always be in your garden. It is a beautiful addition to the cottage garden borders, beds and containers. Hardy so does not mind the frost once established.

Dianthus barbatus will potentially last between 14 and 21 days in a vase, sometimes longer if looked after. To ensure you get longevity from Sooty, ensure the water is changed frequently. A drop of bleach in the water will help to keep the water smelling sweet as well as stopping it from going cloudy.
Trim the ends of the stem cut above a node at an angle every three days to extend the life of the flower.
If the flower is not fully open, it can be "flicked" open, by lightly flicking the petals from the top of the flower.  

Perennial | Hardy

Height to 40cm x 30cm Wide

Plant size | PB2 | Equivalent 1.2 litres

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz

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