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Botanical name: Matthiola bicornis
Other names: Night-scented stock
Species: M. bicornis - M. bicornis is a hardy annual with linear, grey-green leaves. In summer, it is covered with pink, four-petalled flowers that open in the evening, releasing a heavy, sweet fragrance.
Matthiola bicornis is: Deciduous
Flower: Pink in Summer
Foliage: Grey-green in Summer
Fragrance: Flowers are heavily scented in the evening
Habit: Bushy, Clump-forming
Specific pests: Caterpillars
Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...
Matthiola bicornis (Night-scented stock) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.
Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal
Cultivation: Plant in free-draining soil in sun or part shade. Sow seeds in situ in spring.
|This plant likes...||Garden match|
|Soil types:||Chalky, Clay, Loamy|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Alkaline, Neutral|
|Light:||Partial Shade, Full Sun|
|Aspect:||South, East, West|
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Night-scented stock produces a profusion of single four-petalled flowers of varying colours. It does not thrive on acid soils. Adult moths love this plant, as do general crucifer feeding beetles, bugs and some moth caterpillars.
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