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Column Blend Stock Seeds

Column Blend Stock Seeds

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Like bright pillars in the garden, this stock blend will also be the next star of your bouquets or dried arrangements with its fully double blooms and spicy, clove-like scent! Stock thrives in cool weather, and is excellent in containers.

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  • Variety Info
  • Sowing Info
  • Growing Info

Variety Info

Family: Brassicaceae

Native: Southern Europe, Western Asia

Hardiness: Perennial or biennial in USDA zones 7–10, usually grown as an annual

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Spring and fall, during cool weather

Plant Dimensions: 24"–30" tall, 12" wide

Variety Info: Closely spaced, ½"–1" double flowers on tall stems in shades of pink, lavender, crimson, yellow, white, apricot, and purple

Attributes: Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Good for Containers

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date for spring and fall color, or fall in USDA zone 7 and warmer for winter/spring blooms.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date. In mild climates, sow 8 to 10 weeks before transplanting outside in fall or winter for early spring bloom. For continuous bloom, sow every 2 to 3 weeks.

Days to Emerge: 7–14 days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 4 seeds every 6"

Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 6"

Growing Info

Special Care: For the straightest stems, stake plants, especially in windy, rainy, or part-sun areas. If fall planting in mild climates with winter precipitation, plant in raised beds or containers to ensure good drainage. For longest vase life, cut flowers when 1/3 of the flowers are open on a stem, and remove most of the foliage. Row covers at sowing or transplanting help prevent flea beetles.