Ten Weeks Mixed Stocks

One of the all-time classic scents, the perfume of these quick-to-flower and long-to-last ten week mixed stocks is not to be missed. More
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One of the all-time classic scents, the perfume of these quick-to-flower and long-to-last ten week mixed stocks is not to be missed.

These are named 'Ten Weeks' because they are a fast growing variety, which usually take 10 weeks from germination to flowering.

Genus Matthiola incana
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Ten Weeks Mixed Stocks
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Acid, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Shelter
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 30-40cm (1-1½ft)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow in February-April, under cover in trays, ideally with a bit of bottom heat. Just cover the seed with compost, but do not exclude light, which is beneficial to germination. Germination usually takes a couple of weeks.
Care Tips Plant in clumps around your kitchen window or garden seat to make the most of their scent. Grows well in container pots.
Flowering June - September, 12-14 weeks from sowing
Vase Life Strip all the leaves below the water line. These will taint the water and quickly exude a pungent smell. Useful for small scented bedside posies.
Harvesting Flower production: 12 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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