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Gathering Matthiola incana seeds

Message from Kathy C

In forum: General

Hi, Donal,
You can gather the seeds when the pods have dried on the plant - they are only mature once the pods are dry. Sowing time depends upon what cultivar/type you have. Important to realise, though, that some types do not come true to seed. If you have plants in the Cinderella Series, Midget Series or Ten Week Mixed, sow in early spring at 10-18C. If you have Legacy Series, Sentinel Series or Excelsior Mammoth Column Series, sow in a cold frame in midsummer, overwinter under cloches and plant out in spring. Having said all that, many people just sow them directly where they want them to be in the garden (in situ) in mid- to late spring.
Kathy C.

  • Posted: Wed. 14th October 2009 17:46

Matthiola incana

Comment from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

In forum: Matthiola incana

In the wild, hoary stock is a rare plant of sea cliffs, mostly on the chalk, and also occasionally on shingle. It grows inland as an occasional garden escape. This is an attractive and fragrant plant of value to bees, butterflies and moths.

  • Posted: Wed. 3rd June 2009 19:34