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Stock Evening Scented [40940]

Stock Evening Scented

Matthiola bicornis

Actually a member the cabbage family! One of the easiest plants to grow.



By day, it remains almost drab in appearance with narrow, pale green foliage. F lowers look as if they are in the process of withering. However, with the arrival of early evening, a transformation begins. Flowers slowly unfurl, spreading open their lilac petals. Very soon, each plant is clothed in small, star-shaped blooms. As the sun’s rays disappear below the horizon, perfume fills the air, becoming more pronounced as dusk approaches. This plant revels in darkness; by midnight, fragrance is at its peak.

Annual or Perennial  Annual
Hardiness  Half-hardy
Approx days to flower/harvest 90
Height 50
Space between plants  25cm
When to sow Spring, Summer, Autumn
Seeds per packet Approx 1000