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Japanese-bred with very tightly spaced florets - they thrive in cool weather. A must  for the cut flower patch giving a sofy blousey feel to bouquets. Some will be doubles and some singles so plant twice as many as you need. This is an outdoor non branching variety perfect for cutting


When to Sow: Feb- Mar

Sow indoors - Sow into moist well drained compost and just cover with a sprinkle of Vermiculite . Ideal temp. 18° - 20C.  After germination grow seedlings in cool conditions for a few days and it will be easier to see the different colour seedlings, the pale green seedlings are doubles. Discard the dark green seedlings as they will only produce single flowers.

Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into individual pots.



  • Classification:  Hardy/Half Hardy  AnnualExpert Level:  Medium
  • Germination Time: 1-2 Weeks
  • Site: Full Sun/Part Sun


  • Soil Type: Will grow in most soils
  • Soil Acidity: All Types
  • Mositure: Well drained/ Moist
  • Care: Do not Pinch
  • Use: Garden Borders, Cut Flowers, Pots
  • Harvesting: Cut when 50%  of  blooms are  open
  • Days to Maturity:  91-175 Days


  • Vase Life: 7-10 Days
  • Height: 60-70cm
  • Plant Spacing: 15cm

Matthiola Incana (Stocks) "Iron Apricot"

  • 40  Seeds per packet Approx

    Please note that the majority of our seeds are packed by volume so the number of seeds indicated is an approximation.

    We make every effort to provide British seeds where possible, but in some cases our British Growers are unable to grow in sufficient quantities to meet our demand or the seeds are subject to Plant breeders' rights which means it is only possible for us to buy these seeds from certain non UK flower farms 

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