Stocks Stox Romance Silver

Matthiola incanaLatin name

Gilly FlowerCommon name

A breeding breakthrough! A new series of Stocks with woodier stems that are easy to select for doubleness resulting in 100% double flowers. Combining the best of both worlds, the sturdy and long-lasting features of Japanese Stocks with the select-ability of European varieties. Truly the palest pink Stocks we have seen, the shimmering silvery-pink blooms with strong stems make delightful cut flowers and are wonderful in the border too. 2’-2’6”. HHA.

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.

£3.25

Item Code: 2231G

Variety: StoX Romance Silver

Type: Half Hardy Annual

Packet Contains: 40 Seeds

Sow: January - September

Germination: Up to 14 days

Harvest: April - September

In stock? Yes

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