Stock (Matthiola incana) symbolizes lasting beauty and happy life. It is also indicative of bonds of affection and promptness.
With all the natural charm of an English country garden, the bountiful blooms of stock have an enticing clove fragrance. They are superb cut flowers, with the scent pervading an entire room.
Double or single flower spikes are surrounded by slender silver-green foliage and hold a mass of brightly colored blossoms in white, cream, pale peach, lavender, rosy magenta and deep violet.
In the wild Stock is single flowered but cultivators long ago created double flowers, which by the way are a genetic trait linked to paler green leaves. From any batch of Stock seed, 50% may be single flowered.
Each stem features multiple blooms running the length of the stem’s upper portion. Stem length is an average minimum of 37cm.
Single stem stock is excellent for bouquets. Use double stem stock as a focal flower or accent in arrangements.
Stock is sure to create a stunning wedding bouquet, table centerpiece or flower arrangement & mixes beautifully with other “garden-type” flowers like roses, iris, lilies and poms.
It’s also great for spring themes such as Easter, Professional Administrative Week (formerly Secretaries Day) and Mothers’ Day.