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Matthiola longipetala ssp. bicornis

 
Matthiola longipetala ssp. bicornis
evening scented stock
Synonym(s) Matthiola bicornis
Common name evening scented stock
Family brassicaceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers violet (summer)
Size 12-18"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Four-petaled pale violet flowers open late in the day and release a strong, sweet fragrance - at least, according to my references. I'm scent-challenged, so I focused on the appearance of the curvy-petaled flowers. Overall a much more delicate plant than common stock, and not as long-blooming. But the swarm of pale purple flowers really lights up the front of the border as dusk arrives and darkens the garden. I wish they self-seeded in our garden – they would make a good semi-accidental addition to many of our typically untidy borders.

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

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '04 trade. Baggy 70F (100%G, 4d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (100%G, 4d)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (97%G, 3d)

Long-viable seed.


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