Stock (not the chicken variety!)


Stock (Matthiola incana) symbolizes lasting beauty and happy life. It is also indicative of bonds of affection and promptness.

StockStock is also referred to as Matthiola or Gilliflower, it originated in the Mediterranean region and the Canary Islands.

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.

StockStock is available year round with an expected average vase life of 5 days (minimum).

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.

About Connor Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy writing about them as well as gardening. Mostly I love finding new and unique flower gardening ideas I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, and send in guest blogs or ideas for new blogs as well. New and exciting blogs are always welcome I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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