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Matthiola incana

Matthiola incana
common stock
Common name common stock
Family brassicaceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers various colors (summer)
Size 12"
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed germinate at room temperature. seeds are flat, tan discs.
detailed seed-starting info below

Noted for its spicy scent. Ours (seed-grown) are pink.

Matthiola incana
common stock
Recently, I tried to grow a dwarf variety named 'Tudor Tapestry' from seed I traded. Curiously, the plants were hardly dwarf, and didn't bloom - but their overall habit was a lot more interesting and attractive than that of other stocks we've grown: neatly mounded blue-green foliage. The seed I traded for certainly didn't come true - but I'm still hopeful they may overwinter to finish their lifecycle next year. So far (writing late January) it looks like they're still alive (the photo at right was taken late December).

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '00 trade. Baggy 70F (87%G)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (only a few G, 4-6d)
  3. Seed from '04 garden. Baggy 70F (67%G, 4d)
  4. Seed from '05 garden. Baggy 70F (76%G, 4d)
  5. Seed from '06 garden. Baggy 70F (48%G, 4-5d)
    Seed for 'Tudor Tapestry' from '06 trade. Baggy 70F (33%G, 4-10d)

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