MALCOLMIA maritima (Virginia Stock)

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Malcolmia maritima, also known by its common name ‘Virginia stock’, is a popular annual garden plant from the family Brassicaceae. A beautiful and profusely flowering annual, it is probably one of the easiest of all plants to grow. The annual wildflower creates masses of pink, purple, and white, making a...
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Malcolmia maritima, also known by its common name ‘Virginia stock’, is a popular annual garden plant from the family Brassicaceae. A beautiful and profusely flowering annual, it is probably one of the easiest of all plants to grow. The annual wildflower creates masses of pink, purple, and white, making a perfect groundcover. Because of its rapid growth and appealing fragrance, this plant has been a special favorite of young gardeners for generations. The genus name "Malcolmia" honors William Malcom, the founder of a seed company based in 18th century London. The species name "maritima" refers to this Mediterranean plant's affinity for the seashore.

Number of Seeds Max Coverage Area (Square Ft.)
1OZ 68,750 1,000
1/4LB 275,000 4,000
1/2LB 550,000 8,000
1LB 1,100,000 16,000
5LB 5,500,000 80,000

Scientific Name: Malcolmia Maritima

Common Name: Virginia Stock

Plant Type: Annual

Family: Brassicaceae

Native Range: Greece and Albania 

Height:  4-6"

Spread: 6-9"

Habitat: Sandy habitats and in waste places 

Zone: USDA Hardiness 3-9

Exposure: Sheltered 

Blooming Season: Late Spring, Summer, Early Fall 

Attracts: Beneficial Insects, Bees, Butterflies 

Resistant: Deer Resistant 

Flower Color: Lilac, Pink, Mauve and White 

Moisture: Moderate 

Water Requirement: Average, Water regularly but don't overwater 

Soil Type: Prefers well-drained soil 

Soil pH: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Advantage: Low Maintenance, Fast growth and easy to grow

Uses: City/Coastal, Beds and Borders, Informal and Cottage, Garden edges, Gravel 

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