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Column Blend Stock Seeds

#1409
4.5 out of 5 stars
(4 reviews)
Availability: In Stock

Like bright pillars in the garden, this stock blend will also be the next star of your bouquets or dried arrangements with its fully double blooms and spicy, clove-like scent! Stock thrives in cool weather, and is excellent in containers.

$1.89 100 mg (~44 seeds)

Botanical Name: Mathiola incana

Family: Brassicaceae

Native: Southern Europe, Western Asia

Hardiness: Perennial or biennial in USDA zones 7–10, usually grown as an annual

Plant Dimensions: 24"–30" tall, 12" wide

Variety Information: Closely spaced, ½"–1" double flowers on tall stems in shades of pink, lavender, crimson, yellow, white, apricot, and purple

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Spring and fall, during cool weather

Attributes: Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date for spring and fall color, or fall in USDA zone 7 and warmer for winter/spring blooms.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date. In mild climates, sow 8 to 10 weeks before transplanting outside in fall or winter for early spring bloom. For continuous bloom, sow every 2 to 3 weeks.

Days to Emerge: 7–14 days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 4 seeds every 6"

Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 6"

Special Instructions: For the straightest stems, stake plants, especially in windy, rainy, or part-sun areas. If fall planting in mild climates with winter precipitation, plant in raised beds or containers to ensure good drainage. For longest vase life, cut flowers when 1/3 of the flowers are open on a stem, and remove most of the foliage. Row covers at sowing or transplanting help prevent flea beetles.

Special Care: Light aids germination; do not cover seeds with soil.

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Column Blend Stock Seeds Reviews

4 reviews

very beautiful flower

5 out of 5 stars Apr 30, 2021
I sow them in late Nov and they bloom in early April in my zone 10 A. it bloom beautifully. I had about half single and half double variety grew from the seed packs. The bloom last for long long time.. I did not use them as cut flower .. it almost last a whole month.
Polly from CA

Amazing suprise

5 out of 5 stars Aug 5, 2021
This was one of the highlights of my garden! First time growing and just fell in love. I started the seeds inside, in early March, and had blooms start in June. I suggest just leaving the flower stalk alone after blooms fall bc the ones I didn't cut down started to rebloom again. I was so bummed I cut down a few but you live and you learn. Like the other review says, I too had a 50/50 mix of single and double flowers. Mostly lavender purple but have some gorgeous coral/mauve, white and magenta pink. Did great in containers!
Lauren from NY

Stock not flowering

5 out of 5 stars Sep 13, 2021
I started this one from seed indoors in April here in upstate NY zone 5 and it is a dense beautiful green plant but now just a few weeks away from frost still no blossoms. I have some in containers and several on the garden boarders. What did I do wrong?
Debra from NY
Owner Response: Hi Debra, Usually, a delay in flowering is due to maturity, conditions, or nutrient imbalances. It sounds like you've given them plenty of time to bloom so it could be that conditions are too hot (stock blooms in cool weather) or that there is an abundance of nitrogen which encourages green growth and in abundance can prevent flowering. Adding some liquid, phosphorous-rich fertilizer can help with flower (and fruit) formation.

Ok, expected a bit more

3 out of 5 stars Oct 9, 2021
Grew well, but the blooms were ok- rather small, muted colors, yet very fragrant. Might try these again.
Joshua from MO
Owner Response: Hi Joshua, There are some ways to identify and ensure double blooms. You mentioned in another review you are a horticulturist, so I figured you might want to google the steps to ensure double blooms.

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