|25 seeds 060054||£2.50||In stock||
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.
|Variety||Alba, syn. perennis 'Pillow Talk'|
|Common Name||Garden Stock, Gillyflower|
|Border Position||Middle, Front|
|Soil Type||Acid, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral|
|Site||Full Sun, Shelter|
|Moisture||Moist but Well-drained|
|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 - July, 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|
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Matthiola incana reviews
stock Pillow Talk
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.