Stocks for ‘Pots’ (Pastels)



Stocks for ‘Pots’ (Pastels)

Matthiola incana

This is a special exclusive blend not available anywhere else!

They don’t need any staking, grow quickly. Pots of these would look lovely on tables at a wedding or event.

The same gloriously fragrant fluffy flowers but shorter in pastel shades of lilac, pink and white.

Flowering in early Summer they perfectly fill the gap between the end of the Spring flowers and the late summer wonders.

During my trials, I found them to stand up brilliantly to weather, from torrential downpours to tropical heatwaves.

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 20cm 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
Sow: Spring
Spacing: 22cm
Height: 60-80cm
Harvest: June – July
Seeds per packet: 100