Approximately 120-150 seeds in 0.5g packet.
It is mostly grown as a cool weather annual. It is noted for its colorful, clove-scented flowers.
Plants grow to 60 cm tall on upright stems clad with oblong, hairy, gray-green leaves (to 10cm long).
Extremely fragrant flowers bloom in dense clusters (terminal racemes) in a beautiful pink color from June to August. Bloom time is abbreviated considerably in hot summer climates.
Grow it average to humusy, consistently moist, well-drained soils in full sun. Plants tolerate some light shade. Plants generally decline by early to mid-summer once daytime summer temperatures in the 80s or higher become common. Plants also dislike hot nighttime conditions.
Information source: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org
Genus - Matthiola
Species - Incana
Variety - Mammouth pink
Common name - Summer Stock
Germination rate - 93%
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 10
Height - 0,50 - 0,60 m
Spread - 0,20 - 0,30 m
Plant type - Annual flower
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Rich, moist, well drained
Water requirements - High
Landscape uses - Cottage gardens. Beds and borders. Plant in areas where flower fragrance can easily be enjoyed.
Bloom season - June - August
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Pink
Sow march to May inside in pots.
Press seeds on moist surface, cover lightly (3-5 mm) with soil or vermiculite.
Keep moist in warm and bright (no direct sunlight) place.
Germination usually takes place within 2 weeks.
After germination, some lower temperature during the night is recommended.
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