Sweet Williams Pinks (Dianthus barbatus)
An annual to short-lived perennial, produces clusters of flowers with toothed petals, in white, pink, red, purple, or violet, often bi-colored. Sweet-scented. Blooms from mid-May to mid-July. Naturalized in the U.S. Best in full sun, dry to moist soils, prefers rich, moist and well-draining soil; does not tolerate combination of heat and humidity; good for fragrant
gardens, cut-flowers, attracts butterflies.