Seeds - Stock, Night Scented


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Description: Lilac, purple, and white mix. Flowers are tubular, releasing an intoxicating fragrance at dusk. Very worthwhile for adding 'after hours' intrigue to the garden. Hardy annual.

Pack Size: 500 seeds

Latin Name: Matthiola longipetala
Alternative Names: Evening Stock
Main Uses: Ornamental, Moon garden

Zone Hardiness: Annual
Exposure: Full sun
Height: 30 - 45 cm (12 - 18 inches)
Flower Color: Mixed - white, lilac and purple
Flowering Time: July - August

Germination: 10 - 14 days at 15° C.
Sowing Indoors: 6 - 8 weeks before last frost date. Sow 3 - 5 seeds per cell or plug. For best results, apply Sea Magic™ kelp from first watering. Apply a seedling-starter fertilizer such as Evolve Seedling once the second set of true leaves has appeared, and then alternate between the kelp and seedling starter until transplant. Germinates best in light. Transplant outdoors in spring as soon as all chances of frost have passed.

Direct seed: once danger of frost has passed. Sprinkle seeds and tamp down to ensure good contact with the soil.
Planting depth: Surface. Lightly press seeds into growing medium. Barely cover with soil.

Fertilizing (Containers): Fertilize container grown plants weekly with a general-purpose organic fertilizer.

Growing Indoors: Not suited to growing indoors.

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