Matthiola incana 'Vintage Antique Mix'

This classic cut flower stock is one of the most strongly scented plants there is - with a delicious perfume like cloves. More
75 seeds 120172 £3.95 In stock
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This classic cut flower stock is one of the most strongly scented plants there is – with a delicious perfume like cloves. Pinch out the top as they grow to encourage branching and more flower spikes.

Genus Matthiola
Group/Species incana
Variety Vintage Antique Mix
Type Hardy Biennial
Common Name Stock
Border Position Front, Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 40cm (16in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow May-June, 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. Biennials flower not this year, but next and are best planted outside in the late summer and autumn so they can get their roots well established over the winter before they have to perform.
Care Tips Plant where you can enjoy the scent. Good in a container.
Flowering April - June
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 3 months
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 'Vintage Antique Mix' reviews

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Sarah

Very poor number germinated

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sheila

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Rebecca

Grew well & have a wonderful scent, still going strong now!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Marja

These have done really well from seed. I had so many that I had to share with a friend and with my Dad and they are thriving in all of our gardens.