Stock Flower Care and Growing Tips

Spice up your cool-season garden with stock flower. These fragrant, colorful blossoms make fantastic bouquets.  

How to Grow Stock Flower 

Stock flower, Brampton stock, Gillyflower Scientific name: Mattioli incant 7–10 hardiness zones Sunlight to moderate shade. 

Average watering, keep soil wet but not soggy. Preferred soil: well-drained, fertile, pH 6.0–7.5. Height: 10–36 inches, width: 6–18 inched 

When and Where to Plant Stock Flower

Plant stock flowers in full sun in temperate climates or partial sun in hotter, drier regions. Growing them from seed or pots. Park seed growing Laura adds "Seeds offer more options.

Stock Flower Problem

Never allow stock flowers dry out to avoid withering and stress. To promote new growth and extend blooming, support taller kinds with a trellis and deadhead spent blooms.  

Stock Flower Benefit

They last two weeks after cutting, making them great for bouquets, centrepieces, focal flowers, and corsages.

Stock flowers provide life to your landscape and home with their spiky stalks and brilliant colours.  

Stock Flower Meaning

They are also traditional. Laura says stock flowers represent long-lasting beauty and happiness. “They are often in wedding and other celebration bouquets.”  

Do Stock Flowers Attract Pollinators?

Some types attract insects and bats with their nighttime aroma. Butterfly, bee, and other pollinators benefit from their colorful flowers during the day.

Stock Flower Varietie

Christine like the Katz Series in apricot, blue, pink, white, purple, rose pink, rose, and yellow for cut flowers.


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