Stocks - Dwarf Ten Week Mixed
These are compact, bushy and easy to raise plants with a glorious fragrance which are ideal for bedding or for growing in drifts in the border. The large, showy, richly fragrant flower spikes come in a range of pinks, purples, creams, whites and yellows. They also make magnificent winter flowering pot plants for the cold greenhouse. It flowers late in the summer. Height: 30cm.
Sow in spring, 1.5mm deep in a good free draining compost, but do not exclude light, which is beneficial to germination. Germination usually takes 8-12 days at 15-18C. They can also be sown outdoors in spring where they are to flower and in mild districts, in late summer/autumn. This later sowing will often produce flowers in winter as well as spring and plants can be potted up into 13cm pots in autumn and brought into a cold greenhouse. Transplant when large enough to handle into boxes. Grow under cool conditions. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 1-15 days and plant out 3cm apart into ordinary soil in sun or part shade.