Native & growing wild in Austria, southern & eastern Europe, China, & Korea. Widely cultivated; naturalized (or at least occasionally escaping cultivation) in Germany, Switzerland, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, US, Mexico, & elsewhere.Distribution / Verbreitung
: in Europe
in North AmericaPictures / Bilder
Other English names (not proposed):bunch pink
cultivated sweet william
garden sweet william
Our Lady’s tuft
sweet william pink
Andere deutsche Namen (nicht vorgeschlagen):
Taxonomic citation:Dianthus barbatus
Linnaeus, Species Plantarum 1: 409. 1753.
NOTE: Forms such as “sweetwilliam”, “sweet-william”, and “sweet-William” ought to be avoided even though they are encountered in literature that is botanically authoritative. Dictionaries (like OED & M-W) are the grammatical & lexical authorities – the English common name is two separate words, not hyphenated, and the second word can be capitalized or not.