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.