Featured Edible Flowers

Antique Pink
Stock Seed

Product ID: 4094

New! Unique two-tone bloom color and excellent stem quality.

Tightly spaced florets on thick, strong, straight stems. Single-stem or "column type" stock for one-cut harvest. Blooms have chartreuse green centers with pale pink edges. Plants produce about 55% double-flowering plants. Overall, very similar to the Iron series in performance. NOTE: This variety produces one flowering stem per plant. Pinching is not advisable as it will terminate flowering.

• Edible Flowers: The peppery, clove-like flavor of the flowers lends itself well to use as a garnish on salads, desserts, and drinks.

Ht. 24-28". Avg. 13,800 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.
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Packet

$4.55
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250 Seeds

$7.65
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500 Seeds

$13.20
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1,000 Seeds

$21.95
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5,000 Seeds

$95.75
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DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days at 65-75°F (18-24°C)

SOWING: Transplant (recommended) - Sow ¼" deep into 128-cell plug flats 5-6 weeks before last frost. After danger of frost has passed, harden-off plants and transplant to the field or protected structure. Direct seed - After last frost. Do not pinch plants. Succession-plant every two weeks for multiple harvests. Stock is a cool-weather crop. Spring and fall-blooming successions are optimal. Stock is a member of the Brassica plant family and susceptible to flea beetle predation. To prevent flea beetle damage, cover plants with row cover at the time of transplanting. SELECTION: Selection for double-flowering plants is a difficult and time-consuming process. For most situations, we recommend finding a use for the single-flowering plants rather than conducting selection. Chilling seedlings causes visual differences that allow you to select for double-flowered plants by observing color, size, and shape of the cotyledon. While in the cotyledon stage, expose the seedlings to temperatures of 40-45°F (4-7°C) for 3-4 days. Select lighter green seedlings with an oval shape; these will produce double flowers. Discard very small seedlings, ones that are darker green in color, and those with rounder shaped cotyledons; these will produce single flowers. See our Stock Production Guide #8227 for more information on selection.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

PLANT HEIGHT: Varies.

PLANT SPACING: 6" Trellis, such as Hortonova, used as horizontal support, is necessary when the temperatures are consistently above 60°F (16°C) or where it rains frequently.

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.

STEM LENGTH: 24-28".

VASE LIFE: 5-10 days.

STORAGE TEMPERATURE: 36-41°F (2-5°C).

HARVEST: Fresh – Harvest when ⅓–½ the florets on the stem are open.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Well-drained, moderately rich soil.

USES:
Excellent cut flower. Edible flower. Beds, borders, and containers.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Matthiola incana

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Quick Facts

Latin Name

Matthiola incana

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

90 - 105 Days

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).

Annual

Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

Open Pollinated

Product Features

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Fragrant Fragrant
Variety is highly fragrant.
Edible Flowers Edible Flowers
Variety's flowers may be consumed.

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Fragrant Edible Flowers