Stocks - Mammoth Excelsior Mix

$ 1.95

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.

70 seeds 



Matthiola incana


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.