General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12 to 36 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Blue
Mauve
Pink
Purple
Red
White
Yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Vegetable
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Depth to plant seed: cover the seeds very thin
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Self
Moths and Butterflies
Bees

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Common names
  • Stock
  • Garden Stock
  • Brompton Stock
  • Ten-week Stock
  • Gillyflower

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Location: Lompoc, California
Date: 2015-06-13
Location: NJ
Date: 2010-07-04
Location: New Zealand
Date: 2015-10-07
Matthiola incana ‘Perennial Form’ “Tree Stock( known to me
Location: Hamilton Square Perennial Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2014-03-04
Zone 9b. Growing for many years this old one was removed just aft
Location: Hamilton Square Perennial Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2013-04-05
Zone 9b.
Location: New Zealand
Date: 2016-10-19
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2006-06-24
Location: Schwartz's Greenhouse, Romulus, MI
Date: 2010-05-03
Location: Schwartz's Greenhouse, Romulus, MI
Date: 2010-05-03
Location: Schwartz's Greenhouse, Romulus, MI
Date: 2010-05-03
Location: Schwartz's Greenhouse, Romulus, MI
Date: 2010-05-03
Location: Maine
Photo by purpleinopp
Location: Maine
Date: 2013-06-13
Every spring I load these around my Gazebo
Location: Maine
Date: 2013-06-13
The smell of these are heavenly!!
Location: Riverside, CA
Date: 2015-03-30
Location: Schwartz's Greenhouse, Romulus, MI
Date: 2010-05-03
Location: Schwartz's Greenhouse, Romulus, MI
Date: 2010-05-03
Location: Schwartz's Greenhouse, Romulus, MI
Date: 2010-05-03
Location: NJ
Date: 2010-07-08
2nd flush is not always as big as the 1st
Location: My garden in Belgium
Date: 2011-08-06
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (May 2022)
Date: 2022-05-08
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2012-08-08
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  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 24, 2013 11:20 PM concerning plant:
    "Some stocks are grown as annuals (the "Ten-week Stocks"). These varieties are sown in spring (generally from March onwards in colder areas, earlier in regions with mild winters). They give a good summer flower display. Other varieties take longer to develop and are treated as biennials. These are often referred to as "Brompton stocks". In cool temperate regions they are generally sown in summer (June and July) to flower in the following spring. The extra trouble of overwintering the plants is compensated for by the showy spring floral display. In hard winters there may be some mortality and a well-drained sheltered site suits them best.

    Double-flowered stocks are prized by gardeners for their floral display but are sterile. They therefore have to be produced from the seed of single-flowered plants. The double-flowered form is caused by a recessive gene variant (allele) in the homozygous condition. Therefore, according to the Mendelian laws of genetics, heterozygous single-flowered stocks should produce ["throw"] one quarter doubles in their offspring and one third of the singles should be pure breeding singles incapable of throwing doubles."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M...

  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Nov 27, 2011 3:25 AM concerning plant:
    Wonderfully sweet smelling flower!

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