Matthiola incana 'Pillow Talk'

The most intensely and deliciously scented plant in the whole Perch Hill garden. More
25 seeds 060054 £3.50 In stock
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The most intensely and deliciously scented plant in the whole Perch Hill garden.

Genus Matthiola
Group/Species incana
Variety Pillow Talk (syn. Alba)
Type Biennial or Short-lived Perennial
Common Name Garden Stock, Gillyflower
Border Position Border (Middle)
Soil Type Neutral - Alkaline
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow May-July, under cover (a seed tray is best) or direct. Plant out July-September in moist, sunny (or partly shaded) site for flowers May to July, the following year.
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 May - June
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 'Pillow Talk' reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Wright

Lovely plant and what a fragrance.

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Reviewed 26th June 2018 by Frances Martineau.

So glad I purchased this plant. Have not been disappointed, good growth, sweet smelling flowers and a welcome re-addition to my garden.

stock Pillow Talk

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Reviewed 23rd April 2015 by S wood

The most fantastic scent ever ! had lots of comments from visitors wanting to know what was the lovely scent in my garden. deadheaded after flowering and got a second flush.
It does go leggy after time mine is in its 3rd year now and i have saved seed to start replacement plants.