Stock ‘Rainbow Mix’
Stock ‘Rainbow Mix’, has a knock out fragrance with tall, fluffy flowers in a variety of shades.
Suitable for growing outdoors in the garden.
Variety selection is vital, many stocks are for indoor greenhouse cultivation only, we trial our seeds carefully before making them available in our seed shop. These are the best we have found.
Stock ‘Rainbow Mix’ is easy to mix with other flowers and the colour adds a ‘touch of class’ to the garden and your arrangements.
How to grow:
Seeds germinate and grow incredibly quickly so we don’t sow our stocks until late winter/ early Spring, just as the light levels return.
Sow one seed per cell onto the surface of the compost pushing seeds into the compost gently so they make good contact. Seeds also benefit from a bit of warmth to trigger germination.
About half of the plants will be singles and half the plants will produce double blooms so grow twice as many as you need.
Plant out 20-22cm apart after the last frost and don’t pinch, they send up a single but magnificent flowering spike so you don’t want to chop that off!
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Variety: Matthiola incana
Type: Hardy Annual
Position: Full sun
Harvest: June – July
Seeds per packet: 100
Cutting /Vase Life:
Harvest when one-third to one-half of the flowers are open straight into to waiting buckets of cool water. We rest stems in water for at least a few hours, preferably overnight, this is called conditioning. Stocks are a very long lasting cut flower with a vase life of up to 10 days.