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Hot Cakes Formula Mix Stock Seeds


Hot Cakes Formula Mix Stock Seeds

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Matthiola incana

|100 Seeds|



Hot Cakes Series are short lived perennials or sub-shrubs, grown as half-hardy annuals, with grey-green lance shaped leaves and, in summer, spikes of fragrant purple, rose, pink, carmine red or white flowers or all in a mix,  that last until autumn if sown in succession.Stock flowers have a spicy, sweet fragrance. Highly fragrant and attractive,bedding stock producing a good proportion of double flowers, all with a delicious sweet fragrance. When growing stock plants, expect flowers to start blooming in spring and last through late summer. Stock flower info says the plant is an annual, grown from seed to fill those bare spots among other blooms in the spring to summer garden.Stock produces an abundance of flowers on long stems. But, they will only do so in cooler weather.The flowers make good cut flowers for indoor arrangements. Stock thrives in cooler weather or climates. They will not form flower buds in temperatures higher than the mid 60s. In warm weather areas, try planting them in the winter for spring blooms. Great for cuts, cottage garden borders and in the landscape. Flowers attract bees and butterflies. Deer resistant.Hot Cakes height can reach 15-24 inches with the basic soil, sun, and water will resuly in a happier and healthier plant.

100 Seeds Per Package. 


Tips on How to Grow Stock from Seeds


  • Germination is in  7-21 days at 68- 70°F

  • SOW INDOORS 8-10 weeks before last frost.  Direct Sow is not recommended.

  • Sow  Stock seeds early in the season and cover lightly with 1/8" of fine garden or potting soil. Water thoroughly when planting. Keep the soil most.
  • Do Not Cover Seeds, just press lightly into very moist soil and maintain moisture levels. If you are watering indoors do so from below, (sub-irrigate.) Keep at 60-70°F. 

  • Grow on at 60°;  1-2 weeks after the seedlings emerge to encourage rooting. Set out after danger of frost, spacing at 8-10". 
  • Light is necessary for germination. 
  • Transplant Stock into your garden after the last frost date for your area. Space them 8-10 inches apart. They will tolerate a little crowding.
  • Once your Stock plants are established, they should grow well with few problems. Keep the soil moist to slightly dry. Water them during dry periods, once or twice per week. Keep them well weeded, or apply a 2-3 inch layer of mulch for a tidy appearance.
  • Moisture: Very moist for days 1 – 3 or until radicle emergence. On days 4 – 7 reduce moisture to moist . Once actively growing, begin alternating between moisture levels wet and medium .
  • Light: Full sun.

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