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Stocks (Night Scented)


By Mrv

Stocks (Night Scented) (Matthiola longipetala (Night-scented stock))

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Night Scented Stocks have to be my all time fav. I put sprinkles of these seeds everywhere I can spot a gap in our very sunny borders. If things get a bit congested then I simply pull a few out :-)

But, the scent as soon as that light drops in the evening is amazing ... in fact I think it is almost a bit 'Trippy'.

Sadly, I find it difficult to get a low light picture of them fully open in the evening - but I shall keep trying (might have to get the tripod out).

10 Jul, 2010


Hi Mrv

I am about to do the them everywhere...can you tell me what the scent is like

Kind Rgds

30 May, 2011


Hi Giroffle, sorry for the very late reply.

I'm not the greatest for describing scents, but if I had to sum it up it would be very sweet and floral and totally unmissable come dusk.

5 Jun, 2011


Thanks Mrv..I wait in hope...a few are already coming up...if it works, it will be just what I need for the season

6 Jun, 2011

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