MATTHIOLA incana 'Pillow Talk'

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MATTHIOLA incana 'Pillow Talk'

Night Violet, Brompton Stocks
Select Item No. MA054

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Brassicaceae
Origin: Mediterranean
Special Features: Sweet-scented, shimmering white blossoms fading to pink, durable and longer-lived version of the popular florist stocks, mostly biennial. Good cut flower candidate.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEED in 2003. The genus was named after Italian physician Pierandrea Mattioli (1500-1577).
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: white
Natural Flowering Period: June - September
Flowering: Second year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z8
Foliage: silver-gray, strap-shaped foliage
Growth Habit: upright, erect / rosettes / dense
Height with Flowers: 45 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: gritty / well-drained
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.81818 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
550
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
5 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(9) These seeds germinate rapidly depending on species and origin. If germination does not occur after 3–4 weeks a cooling period of 2–4 weeks is recommended.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 4 - 8 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut-back once to keep more compact.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: A prudent recommendation would be to provide 6-12 weeks at an average daily temperature of 40°F (5°C). Exposure to cold may not be necessary for flowering but might improve quality.
Forcing: An obvious place to experiment - following vernalization - would be raising daytime temperatures to 60° - 65°F (15° - 17°C). Provide 16 hours of continuous lighting. During the short days of winter, provide a night interruption lighting of 4 hours between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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