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Stock seed - Virginia Stock : Easy to grow fragrant four petal flowers.

Stock - Virginia

Malcolmia maritima

Don't let the boring name deceive you, this pretty little flower has one of the sweetest fragrances in nature. Low growing at 12" high Stock is a great choice for edges and baskets, but make sure to plant it close, so you can enjoy the fragrance. Full sun. Annual. (1/2 Gram Packet)  

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Average Seed / oz Seed / 100' Row Average Yield / 100' Row Days to Harvest
70000 n/a n/a 105
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
After Last Frost 65-80°F Full/Part Frost Sensitive
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Transplant or Direct Seed surface N/A 1000
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
6-10" 14-21 Annual 5 years

Site Selection

Stock is a frost sensitive annual that prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil.


Start seed indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost and transplant outdoors after the danger of frost has passed. Optimum soil temperature for germination is 65-80˚F. Sow on soil surface and press lightly to settle. Seeds will sprout in 14-21 days. Thin so mature plants are 6-10" apart.