Stock, “Column Blend” Seeds
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.
100 mg packet contains ~44 seeds.
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"
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.