Some varieties of Stock Flowers are biennials and others are annuals. The annual variety is sown in March but a bit earlier in colder regions. The annual variety is also known as “East Lothian” which grows in Scotland.
- Stock grows as a single or a double flower having a diameter of about one inch.
- These flowers have a pleasing spicy and sweet scent which resembles that of cloves.
- The flowers come in colors like pink, burgundy, cream, peach, yellow, lavender and purple.
- Stock flowers grow best in humid and cool coastal areas.
- There are however some varieties of stock which can tolerate hotter climates.
- These flowers can resist light frost and so is capable of blooming in the winter too.
- Stocks need plenty of sunshine in the main growing period.
Facts about Stock Flowers
- Stock flowers belong to the mustard family and are native to the Mediterranean region.
- These flowers are popular for lining flower beds where they can be planted in rows.
- They are popular as for indoor flower arrangements and have a vase life of about 8 days.