Malcolmia maritima(Virginia Stock)

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Malcolmia maritima(Virginia Stock)

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » July 15th, 2013, 7:54 pm

Botanical Name Malcolmia maritima
Family Brassicaceae
Genus Malcolmia
Specie maritima
Local Name in Urdu
Common Name Virginia Stock
Life Cycle Annuals
Cultivar Name
Fragrant or Not yes
Category(Bush/Vine/Tree) small shrub
Height 6-12 in.
Spacing 6-9 in
Flowering Months spring
Flower Color Pink
Growing Areas All Pakistan
Frost Tender yes
Exposure Full Sun
Soil pH tolerent
Propagation by seeds
Uses ornamental bedding plant
Other Details One of the easiest of all flowering plants to grow. Virginia Stock offers a profusion of simple, four-petaled flowers in a harmonious blend of pink, white, reddish and lavender shades. Perfect for scattering into paving crevices, rock walls or other nooks and crannies. Ideal cover for fading bulb foliage, it performs best in cool weather, and will start to bloom in as little as 6 weeks after sowing.For blooms throughout the growing season, sow every 4 weeks. In mild winter climates, sow in fall for early spring bloom..
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Re: Malcolmia maritima(Virginia Stock)

Post by Farhan Ahmed » July 16th, 2013, 10:05 pm

Frost hardy with nice fragrance. Can be sheared for second flush after which plant becomes in sightly. Performs best when sown in-situ. Comes up very easily even in difficult conditions. Planting distance about 3-4 inches. Blooms early and will finish early, so you might have to replace with some other annual if you want some color in mid-late spring at its location.

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