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How to Sow Mixed Matthiola Stock Seeds

How to Sow Mixed Matthiola Stock Seeds

Mixed Matthiola stock is known by many names including; common stock, horay stock and more. Matthiola genetically, is a member of the cabbage family. Mixed Matthiola comes in a variety of colours, in compact and bushy plants with large flowers. Accompanied by a strong floral fragrance, which is similar to a designer perfume. Adored by florists, this flower is commonly planted in containers or pots. Once grown, harvest as a scented cut flower, or allow to grow on outdoors or indoors.

How to Cultivate Mixed Matthiola Stock from Seed

  • Can be sown indoors. Due to having showy flowers, with an excellent fragrance that will be welcome in any home.
  • Sow seeds at a depth of 1/4″ in a sunny sheltered area, keeping the soil well drained. Stock seeds will need light to help them germinate.
  • Ensure the soil is kept moist, ensuring not to over water as this will reduce germination.
  • Can be transplanted in early autumn. Outside in a sunny shaded area once big enough to handle, allowing a spacing of between 12 to 15″
  • Protect young plants over the winter season keeping an eye out for pests.
  • Once flowers are fully bloomed, they can be cultivated and used as a cut flower.

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