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Matthiola incana Hot Cakes Series (Stock 'Hot Cakes' Mix)

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.25m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Matthiola incana Hot Cakes Series

Other names

Stock 'Hot Cakes' Mix

Genus

Matthiola Matthiola

Variety or Cultivar

Hot Cakes Series _ Hot Cakes Series are short lived perennials or sub-shrubs, grown as half-hardy annuals, with grey-green lance shaped leaves and, in summer, spikes of fragrant violet blue, rose, pink, carmine red and white flowers that last until autumn if sown in succession.


Matthiola incana Hot Cakes Series is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Has a soft fragrance.

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

All parts of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingested.

Flower

White, Violet, Pink, Dark-red, Dark-pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Cabbage root fly , Flea beetles Aphids , Cabbage root fly , Flea beetles

Clubroot , Downy mildew , Grey mould , Leaf spot , Mosaic virus , Powdery mildew , Root rot Clubroot , Downy mildew , Grey mould , Leaf spot , Mosaic virus , Powdery mildew , Root rot

General care

Pruning

Deadhead by cutting spent flower spikes back to small flowering side shoots. Cut down all growth to ground level after it has withered in autumn.

Propagation

Sow in mid-summer in containers, in cold frame or overwinter in cloched in cold climates and plant out in spring.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Matthiola incana Hot Cakes Series (Stock 'Hot Cakes' Mix) will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Plant in a fertile, well-drained soil. Prefers full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Matthiola incana Hot Cakes Series

Other names

Stock 'Hot Cakes' Mix

Genus

Matthiola Matthiola

Variety or Cultivar

Hot Cakes Series _ Hot Cakes Series are short lived perennials or sub-shrubs, grown as half-hardy annuals, with grey-green lance shaped leaves and, in summer, spikes of fragrant violet blue, rose, pink, carmine red and white flowers that last until autumn if sown in succession.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Has a soft fragrance.

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

All parts of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingested.


Colour

Flower

White, Violet, Pink, Dark-red, Dark-pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Cabbage root fly , Flea beetles

Specific diseases

Clubroot , Downy mildew , Grey mould , Leaf spot , Mosaic virus , Powdery mildew , Root rot

General care

Pruning

Deadhead by cutting spent flower spikes back to small flowering side shoots. Cut down all growth to ground level after it has withered in autumn.

Propagation

Sow in mid-summer in containers, in cold frame or overwinter in cloched in cold climates and plant out in spring.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Matthiola incana Hot Cakes Series (Stock 'Hot Cakes' Mix) will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Plant in a fertile, well-drained soil. Prefers full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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