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Night scented stock is another plant from seed, old fashioned flower that is fragrant. This one is new to me, and I haven't heard about it before. How many of you have grown this? Stock flowers start the spring garden off with spicy, clove scented flowers. It might not look like much during the day, in fact it got the common name Melancholy Gillyflower because it tends to droop a bit in daytime, but the flowers unfurl in late afternoon and release savory scent.
Stock comes in pinks, lavenders, and almost white. This is a cool season flower. Once temperatures start staying above 65 degrees F., the plants stop blooming and go to seed.
But for their somewhat brief bloom period in spring, they are intoxicating. Plant them in a spot protected from strong winds, so the fragrance won't dissipate.
Height: 18 - 24 inches
Width: 8 - 12 inches
Hardiness Zone: Annual
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Till next time, this is Becky Litterer from Becky's Greenhouse, Dougherty Iowa
Hi! My name is Becky and I am a Master Gardener. I own Becky's Greenhouse in Dougherty, Iowa.