Stock Flower Seeds - Harmony Mix
- Seed Count: 40 Seeds
- Maturity Date: 60-70 days from planting
- Plant Height: 18"-24" tall
- Flower Colors: Range of colors including white, pink, lavender, and crimson
- Sun Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Requirements: Rich, well-drained soil
- Special Features: Highly fragrant flowers
- Additional Info: Attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies
History: Originating in the Mediterranean region, Stock Flowers have a rich history stretching back for centuries. Known scientifically as Matthiola incana, they have been a staple in traditional gardens for their aromatic and colorful blooms. The Harmony Mix is a specific blend designed to produce a stunning variety of flower colors, perfect for creating a dynamic and fragrant garden display. Over the years, Stock Flowers have been linked to symbols of happiness and contentment, often featuring in wedding bouquets and celebratory floral arrangements.
Uses: The Harmony Mix Stock Flowers offer an array of uses that extend well beyond the aesthetic. One of the most remarkable qualities of this flower is its fragrance. The strong, spicy scent can fill a garden, making the Harmony Mix perfect for planting near patios or walkways where the fragrance can be fully appreciated. Additionally, the mix of colors allows for stunning fresh-cut flower arrangements. The flowers are also highly attractive to pollinators such as bees and butterflies, which can benefit the overall health and biodiversity of your garden.
Growth Habit and Planting Instructions: Growing to heights between 18 and 24 inches, the Harmony Mix Stock Flower is versatile enough to be used in both borders and containers. For best results, plant the seeds in a location with rich, well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade. You can start the seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost, or directly sow them outdoors after the frost danger has passed. Plant the seeds 1/8 inch deep and space them about 9-12 inches apart. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Germination will usually take between 7 to 14 days. Once the plants are established, they prefer slightly drier conditions and will require less frequent watering. For lush and long-lasting blooms, consider feeding the plants with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season.