Matthiola incana



Plants provide a single, strong flowering stem that is both striking and versatile.


50 seeds per packet.

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Flower type:Spike
Life cycle:Hardy Annual
Climate:Prefers a cool growing environment and is very frost hardy.
Sowing guide:Direct sow not recommended. Sow in trays in March to June and transplant after 6 weeks. Single-cut variety - sow a succession every 2-3 weeks for continuous blooms.
Planting Season:Autumn
Germination guide:7-14 days @ 18-24 C. Light required - cover seed with thin layer of vermiculite. Keep seedlings consistantly moist, but not overly wet.
Good Bee Food:No
Flowering time:90-100 days after sowing.
Pinch:Do not pinch
Position:Full Sun
Final height:50-80 cm
Spacing:15 cm

Growing Tips:

Provide horisontal plant support.

Harvesting Tips:

Harvest when half of the florets on the stem are open. Plants only produce a single stem. Expected vase life is 5-10 days.

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