Stocks - Mammoth Excelsior Mix
These 2-foot tall plants bloom with single and double fragrant flowers. This is a good cut flower with a very strong but pleasant smell, a favorite in the cut flower industry. They can be dried by hanging them in a dry spot out of the direct sun. The deeper shades hold their color best. The fragrance endures as well. Shades include white, pink, and violet.
Germination: 7-14 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-70ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface, needs light to germinate.
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-70ºF soil temperatures. Transplant after the last frost, 6-12" apart.
Sowing Outdoors: After the last frost, sow 3-6 seeds every 6-12". Seeds can be sown in the fall in mild climates
Growth Habit: Columnar, upright
Height and Width: 20-24” x 8-12”
Spacing: 6-12” apart
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Fertile, moist but well-drained soil
Approximate days to flower from seed: 90-100 days
Uses: Cut flowers, flower beds and cottage gardens, containers, attracts butterflies and beneficials
Care: Amend soil with compost before planting. Water well during dry periods. Deadheading encourages more blooms.