Monday, April 20, 2009
Matthiola incana 'Vintage Mix’
Synonyms: Ten-week Stock, Gillyflower
For the first time in a long time we planted some Stocks this year. I hadn’t seen them in awhile and we decided to try 6 plants in with one of our Pansies pots. So far they have been nice. They seemed to be able to take some pretty cold nights. The mix has produced dark pink, white, peach and lavender colored flowers.
Stocks are a wonderfully fragrant cool season annual. ‘Vintage Mix’ grows to about 18 inches tall. They are easy to grow from seeds although mine were bought in 4 inch pots. It is an excellent cut flower.