MATTHIOLA bicornis (Evening Scented Stock) is an annual flowering plant that belongs to the Brassicaceae family. Evening Scented Stock is an annual plant, which means it completes its lifecycle within a year.
Evening Scented Stock forms a compact plant with erect stems that grow up to 12-24 inches (30-60 cm) in height. The plant produces narrow, lanceolate leaves that are gray-green in color. The flowers are small and four-petaled, similar to other members of the Brassicaceae family. The flowers are typically white or pale pink in color and are known for their intense fragrance, particularly in the evening.
The flower typically blooms in summer, generally between June and August. The flowers open in the late afternoon or evening and emit a delightful fragrance, which attracts pollinators such as moths. It is highly valued for its intoxicating fragrance, making it a popular choice for evening gardens, moon gardens, and areas where the fragrance can be enjoyed. Evening Scented Stock is also attractive to night-flying pollinators, such as moths.
Evening Scented Stock thrives in full sun to partial shade. It prefers well-draining soil and can tolerate various soil types, including sandy or loamy soils. It is relatively adaptable to different climates and can be grown in both cool and warm regions.
Evening Scented Stock has been cultivated for centuries for its fragrance and is often associated with romantic and enchanting settings. It is particularly cherished for its ability to release its fragrance in the evening, creating a soothing and relaxing atmosphere.
Evening Scented Stock, with its compact growth habit and alluring fragrance, adds charm and a touch of magic to the garden. Its ability to release its captivating scent in the evening makes it a unique and delightful addition to gardens and landscapes.
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Scientific Name: Matthiola Bicornis
Common Name: Evening Scented Stock
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: Europe
Height: 12-18 "
Spread: 18 to 24 "
Zone: 2 to 10
Exposure: Full Sun or Partial shade
Blooming Season: Spring or Summer
Attracts: Bees, Birds and Butterflies
Flower Shape: Cut Flower
Flower Color: Purple
Water Requirement: Average
Soil Type: Chalk, Sand, Loam
Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral
Uses: Perfect for sunny Borders, Floral Arrangements, Containers, Cottage Garden