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This clove-scented flower flourishes in cool weather and makes an excellent cut flower.

Latin Name

Matthiola incana



Also Known As

Brompton Stock Night-scented Stock Ten Week Stock

Type of Plant

Annuals Annuals

Bloom Season

May - June


Spring Spring
Fall Fall


Max height Max Height: 3'
Max spread Max Spread: 1.5'


  • Annual
  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun


  • Deer

  • Colors

    Native Range

    Coastal southern and western Europe


    Lady Jean Skipwith grew two types of stock, which she referred to as 10 week stock and Queens stock, at Prestwould, her Virginia home.

    Planted at Mount Vernon

    Planted at Mount Vernon Upper Garden

  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

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