Stock flowers are one you should have in your inventory of attractive, sweet smelling flowering plants. Stock flowers have a spicy, sweet fragrance. This native of Europe and Asia Minor, produces an abundance of flowers on long stems. But, they will only do so in cooler weather.Stock is slightly spire like and comes in a wide range of colors. It makes a great cut flower, perfuming bouquets as well as the border. It grows best in full sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil. Stocks have single or double flowers. Colors range from white, cream, yellow, peach, lavender, pink, purple and burgundy.
Varieties for stock
Matthiola Cinderella Series stock plants bear double flowers in a range of shades. The compact plants grow 10 inches tall.
Matthiola Legacy Series stock plants bear double flowers in a range of bright shades. They grow 2 feet tall.
‘Starlight Scentsation’ stock
Matthiola ‘Starlight Scentsation’ shows off strongly fragrant single blooms in a range of colors. It grows 18 inches tall.