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Stock

Matthiola spp.

Also known as

Gilly flower

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

30cm

Min

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Stock Overview

    A genus of around 50 species of annuals, perennials and subshrubs in the Brassicaceae family with simple or lobed leaves and dense heads of scented flowers. They are popular in cultivation as garden plants for their heady aroma - in some varieties this is stronger in the evening and at night - and they are commonly known as stock. They prefer a sunny, sheltered position in well-drained soil.

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    Cuttings

    Semi-ripe cuttings in summer the sub-shrubs.

    Other uses of Stock

    Highly scented (fragrance) flowers which are excellent for cutting. Suitable for coastal conditions.