Night Scented Stock Matthiola Longipetala is a popular annual garden flower native to Europe. Night Scented Stock seeds are very easy to germinate, and this highly attractive annual flower is also called Evening Scented Stock, Perfume Plant, and Matthiola Bicornis. Night Scented Stock is a compact growing plant that produces mounds of small, lilac-colored blossoms with powerful lily-like scent. The Evening Scented Stock flowers open in the late afternoon to evening and emits delightful fragrance that fills the cool, calm evening air and attracts bees and butterflies.
Night Scented Stock is a great garden flower particularly for small, urban gardens that are well suited for plants that begin to release their perfume as the sun goes down, and areas enclosed or partly surrounded by shrubs, hedges or walls are ideal for holding wafting, evening fragrance. When Evening Scented Stock is planted close enough to a house - below windows, patio tubs, window boxes, and hanging baskets, the beautiful fragrance will be noticed, and if there is less chance of air movement, scents become trapped and more concentrated. Matthiola Longipetala seeds germinate quickly, and the fast growing Night Scented Stock flower thrives in sunshine and dry soil with occasional watering provided.
PLANT PROFILE Season: Annual Height: 6-12 Inches Bloom Season: Spring/Summer/Fall Environment: Sun/Partial Shade Soil Type: Average/Dry/Moist well-drained, pH 5.8-6.8 USDA Zones: All Regions of North America
PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (4-6 weeks before last frost) Sow Outdoors: Spring/Summer/Fall Seed Depth: 1/16 Inch Germination Time: 7-14