Stocks Turkish Delight

Matthiola incanaLatin name

Gilly FlowerCommon name

Rose pink, powder blue, lavender and regal white all combine to make this particularly gorgeous mix of Stocks. Each colour is distinct and diplomatically subtle and the perfumes captures old and young alike. (A formula mix and 100% selectable for doubleness - transplant only the taller, pale seedlings). 18"-2'.

How to Grow Stocks from Seed

Heavily scented spring flowers and a valued cutting flower, Stocks have long been in popular demand. They make beautiful container plants and grown en-masse will scent fill the air. Single or double they are all worthy of a place in the garden. Their tall spikes of scented flowers are carried on sturdy stems. Growing in a sheltered spot will protect the blooms and allow the perfume to linger.

Sow Stocks seed in trays onto the surface of a free-draining sowing compost and cover lightly with vermiculite. Germination takes around 7-10 days at 18-20 oC.

As soon as the seedlings have emerged completely (around 14 days after sowing), drop the temperature to 5-8 oC. After a few days, it will be apparent that some seeds have darker leaves than the others.

Pale looking seedlings are more likely to develop into fully double flowered types while the darker seedlings tend to produce single flowered plants.

Transplant into large-celled plug trays handling the seedlings as carefully as possible by the leaves, not the stems. Grow on cool and finally transplant into the garden when the last frost is over.

Prefers sun.

Colour palette

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Item Code: 2238

Variety: Turkish Delight

Type: Half Hardy Annual

Packet Contains: 100 Seeds

Sow: January - September

Germination: Up to 14 days

Harvest: April - September

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