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Tenweeks stock

The Tenweeks stock (Matthiola incana)

is a half hardy annual summer plant with white flowers in early Summer, and it takes less than 1 year to flower. It grows well in semi-shade and direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water. The flowers are explosion shaped. It looks best in Summer.


Matthiola incana grows in soils ranging from a pH of 6 (acidic ranges from 5.6 to 6) to 8 (slightly alkaline ranges from 7.6 to 8). It is adapted to chalk, clay loam, loam, loamy sand, sandy clay, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils, and prefers high fertility.


This is a erect plant and has a clump forming growth form, and has an ultimate height of 0.4m / 1.3ft and spread of 0.3m / 11.8in. It can take 0-1 year to reach its ultimate height.


The leaves are green in Summer.


A strong pleasant scent is emitted from the flower.


Moderate in whole plant. Severe stomach upset if eaten.


City courtyard garden, container plant, cottage informal garden, flower arranging, flower border and bed, fragrance and mediterranean.


Propagation techniques include seed.

0°C / 32F 6 to 8 0-1 year 0.4m / 1.3ft 0.3m / 11.8in
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Matthiola
Specific epithet ? incana
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Common names
Stock (Ireland)
IPNI details on Matthiola incana
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