Matthiola night stock flowers open at night and emit a powerful perfume into the air. They can be identified by their pink and or purple color, their scent (featuring hints of clove), and their 4 petaled flower heads. Companion plant annual Evening Scented Stock flowers alongside Sweet Alyssum. Another great idea is to put them in a hanging window planter by your bedroom. That way you'll be able to enjoy the smell of the sweet perfume at night when you go to rest.
Evening scented stock flowers grow 6-12 inches tall and grow well at a soil ph ranging from alkaline to neutral. They grow pretty fast (making the most of their 3 seasoned lifespans) and unlike some flower seeds, Matthiola Perfume Plant seeds are easy to germinate. This makes them a great choice for beginner and professional gardeners alike.
Germination Instructions: Sow seeds 1/16th of an inch into the soil. Keep seeds and soil moist. Germination time is generally fast, up to 14 days.
Cultivating Difficulty: Easy Type: Flower Seeds Soil pH: Alkaline Soil Type: Chalk, Loam, Peat, Sand Features: Perfume Flower, Flowering Color: Pink, Purple Climate: Arid, Highland, Humid Continental, Humid Subtropical, Marine West Coast, Mediterranean, Semiarid, Tropical Wet, Tropical Wet & Dry Sunlight: Full Sun, Medium Sun Genus: Matthiola Life Cycle: Annual Common Name: Evening Scented Watering: Medium Season of Interest: Fall, Spring, Summer