With all the natural charm of an English country garden, the bountiful blooms of stock have an enticing spicy-sweet fragrance.Double or single flower spikes are surrounded by slender silver-green foliage and hold a mass of brightly colored blossoms in white, cream, pale peach, lavender, rosy magenta and deep violet.
The vase life is approximately 6 to 7 days.
Care & Handling:
- Strip off lower 1/3 of foliage as it tends to yellow prematurely. Cut 1" - 2" off stem ends with sharp knife or flower cutters.
- Place bunches in a vase loosely so they can air out, in 4" - 5" of preservative solution made with warm water (100°-110°F).
- Stock tends to foul the water rapidly and bacteria can impede water uptake. Change often!
- Stock is very sensitive to ethylene. Stock is treated with ST8 at the farm. Keep away from all external sources of ethylene, such asfruit, carbon monoxide and decaying plant material.
- Single stem stock is excellent for bouquets. Use double stem stock as a focal flower or accent in arrangements.
- Mix with other "garden-type" flowers like roses, iris, lilies and poms.
- Try using in a monochromatic theme with roses, poms, liatris, statice, etc.