Stock Night Scented Starlight Scentsation (Matthiola longipetala ssp. bicornis)
It belongs to Genus: Matthiola. Stock night scented starlight scentsation are hardy annual and are in mixed colors.The leaves are grey-green and linear in shape. They are heavily scented or perfumed and are in blend of wonderful pastel shades. Just as ordinary ones, they are easy to grow. Their height grows upto approximately 45cm ie., 18 inches. The flowers grow rapidly from seed. They belong to the family Brassicaceae. The flowers are four-petaled, white in color. The fragrance releases in the evening when the petals open up. The best time to sow seeds are in between March and May. The well known bloom colors are pink and pastel shades like Blue-Violet, Violet/Lavender, Purple, White/Near White. The foliage is Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn.They self-sow freely. Its dead head can be used for next season. The seeds can be collected by bagging the seed heads to capture ripening seed.
The flowers are special for their colors and fragrance which are unique to others.
The Starlight scentsation are bushy and clump-forming.
Growing Instructions for Stock night scented starlight scentsation
• Needs Full Sun to Partial Shade
• Direct sow outdoors in fall
• Sow indoors before last frost
• Direct sow after last frost
• Sow the seeds outdoors in March, the right time to flower.
• Tilt the soil finely before sowing the seeds of starlight scentsation.
• Do not avoid light as light is helpful for germination.
• Sow 6mmdeep in rows.
• The seed spacing should be 30cm or 12inches apart.
• Thin them out to 7.5cm or 3inches apart once they are large enough to handle.
Care for Stock night scented starlight scentsation
• Full sun to partial sun.
• All types of soils are permitted but preferably a sunny open site does the good work.
• Self sow freely, hence regulate to avoid spreading everywhere.
• Mix Virginian Stock before sowing for attractive flowers and fragrance.
• Enough light is required for germination.
• The spacing should be 30centimeters apart.
• Thinning is required for better results.