6 Varieties of Stock
VINTAGE SERIESStock Seeds
Sturdy, well-branched, 15-20 inch tall plants. They produce an abundance of early, bright, fragrant flowers, that are excellent for cutting. Up to 60% of the plants will have fully double blooms. Vintage series stock prefers cool growing conditions. In cold winter areas plant in earliest spring. Where winters are mild, set out plants in early fall. Bloom begins in winter or early spring.
VINTAGE ANTIQUE MIXStock
A warm blend of fragrant blooms in shades of copper, peach, and yellow. Flowers are excellent for cutting. Plants grow 15-20 inches tall, with sturdy, branching stems.
Medium to deep-lavender blooms.
Flower colors include copper, lilac, red, white, burgundy, lavender, peach, rose and yellow.
Fully double, fragrant flower spikes on dwarf, 10-12 inch tall plants. Colors include lavender, red, violet, and white. Midget Mix stock prefers cool growing conditions; in cold winter areas plant in earliest spring. Where winters are mild, set out plants in early fall for bloom beginning in winter or early spring.
How to Plant Stock Seeds
Sow stock seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil and barely cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 60-65° F., germination is in 7-21 days. Transplant stock seedlings into the garden 8 inches apart.
Growing stock: Stock prefers temperatures below 80° F. and moist, well-drained soil. Can be grown as a fall-spring annual in climates with little frost. Flowers attract bees and butterflies. 'Vintage' stocks and are superb, fragrant cut flowers. Plants are deer resistant.