Stock (Matthiola Incana Ten Week White) Gillyflower Night scented, SEEDS !
Stock White (Matthiola Incana Ten Week White) - Matthiola Incana is one of several species of Stock. It is known by the common name of Ten Week Stock. It is one of the oldest garden flowers grown, and it easily establishes from Stock seeds. This lovely white variety is grown as an annual, however, they can grow as perennials in frost free zones or areas that get very light frost. Grow garden Stock flowers for a good summer display of color, fragrance, and beauty!
White Stock flowers perform best in temperatures under 75F and tolerate light frost. In mild winter climates of the south and southwestern United States, they bloom from October through March. The characteristics of hardiness and light sweet fragrance have made Stocks a favorable commercial venture for the cut flower industry, and they have great appeal to the home gardener too.
Grow white Stock flowers by sowing Stock seeds indoors using small pots or starter trays 6 - 8 weeks before the last expected frost. Press the white Stock flower seeds into the soil and cover no more than 1/8 inch with soil. Matthiola flower seeds need light and continuous moisture to germinate. Transplant Stock seedlings into the garden 14 inches apart. Stock flower care includes fertilizing Matthiola Stock plants monthly with a general purpose liquid fertilizer. Also, trim the Stock flower spikes when they are down blooming. Deadheading is to neaten the appearance of the plant. Re-seeding is not a problem.
USDA Zones: 3 - 10
Height: 14 inches
Bloom Season: Varies depending on location
Bloom Color: Blue
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Gritty, well-drained, pH 5.8 - 6.8
Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Lightly cover seed 1/8 inch
Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 14 inches
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