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Matthiola incana

Matthiola incana flowers from spring to mid summer and is one of my favourite things to put – a few short stems – by my bed, to fill the whole room with its incredible fragrance. More
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Matthiola incana is one of the most scented flowers in my garden. It flowers from spring to mid summer and is one of my favourite things to put – a few short stems – by my bed, to fill the whole room with its incredible fragrance. Easy to grow and unmissable.

Genus Matthiola incana
Variety Alba, syn. perennis 'Pillow Talk'
Type Biennial
Common Name Garden Stock, Gillyflower
Border Position Middle, Front
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Shelter
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
Spacing 30cm (12in) apart.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow May-July in modules. Plant out late summer - early autumn. Can be sown direct.
Care Tips Plant in clumps around your kitchen window or garden seat to make the most of their scent. This can also be grown in a container pot.
Flowering June - September, the following year.
Vase Life 1 week. Strip all the leaves below the water line. These will taint the water and quickly exude a pungent smell. Add a drop of bleach or vinegar to the flower water. Useful for small scented bedside posies.
Harvesting Flower production: 8-10 weeks
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Matthiola incana
Matthiola incana flowers from spring to mid summer and is one of my favourite things to put - a few short stems - by my bed, to fill the whole room with its incredible fragrance.
200132-1
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6.95