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Stock


Matthiola selections

Stock

Stock offers a wonderfully spicy, distinctive scent. Plant it in spring several weeks before your region's last frost date -- this annual thrives in cool temperatures and stops blooming once hot weather arrives. It's especially wonderful in window boxes and planters at nose level, where its sometimes subtle effect can best be appreciated.

Stock is slightly spirelike and comes in a wide range of colors. It makes a great cut flower, perfuming bouquets as well as the border. It grows best in full sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil.

Light:
Sun,Part Sun
Plant Type:
Annual
Plant Height:
1-3 feet tall
Plant Width:
1-2 feet wide
Landscape Uses:
Containers,Beds & Borders
Special Features:
Flowers,Fragrant,Cut Flowers,Easy to Grow
Top Varieties

Matthiola Cinderella Series stock plants bear double flowers in a range of shades. The compact plants grow 10 inches tall.
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Matthiola Legacy Series stock plants bear double flowers in a range of bright shades. They grow 2 feet tall.
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Matthiola 'Starlight Scentsation' shows off strongly fragrant single blooms in a range of colors. It grows 18 inches tall.
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Plant It With
Nemesia

Create a fragrant container by mixing sweetly scented nemesia with spicy-scented stock.

Pansy

Accent stock's upright habit with colorful pansies. Both do best early in the season and tolerate light frosts.

Sweet pea

Grow sweet peas on a trellis with stock for a knock-your-socks-off display that your eyes -- and nose -- will appreciate.

Propagation
Seed