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Malcolmia maritima

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  • HOW TO GROW
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Sow seeds as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring. Plant just below the surface of the soil and keep moist until germination, which usually occurs within 10-15 days at 60-65 degrees F. For continuous blooming, plant a new crop every 4 weeks. In mild climates, sow in late fall for early spring blooms.

Growing: Water seedlings regularly until they become established, and control weeds. Mature plants are fairly drought tolerant, but also appreciate watering in dry weather. This plant makes an attractive ground cover as well as excellent choice for small, shallow spaces.

Harvesting: These blossoms do not perform well as cut flowers, and are best enjoyed outdoors.

Seed Saving: After the flower fades, slender seed ponds will develop. As soon as the pods begin to dry out, collect them and remove the seeds. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Malcolmia maritima

Species Origin: Introduced US Wildflower

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Annual

USDA Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 70,000

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 6 Inches

Color: Mixed, White, Pink, Yellow

Bloom Season: Blooms Late Spring, Blooms Early Summer, Blooms Late Summer

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 1 reviews
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Best floral ground cover

Have not planted the seeds yet, but they arrived very quickly and at a good price. My daughter first planted this flower from a 4" and though it didn't appeal to me from the photo it spread nicely and I was soon in love and had to get for my garden. The flowers seem to change from white to several shades of purple. It is a great filler around your other plants and I can hardly wait for them to start the show. We have mild winters and they carried over. We have amended clay soil and they thrived. We have summer bright shade and they did fine.

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XL Mylar Packet (~2000 Seeds) $2.75 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $7.96 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $14.40 -+
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $39.00 -+
5 Lb Bulk Bag (2.27kg) $175.50 -+
10 Lb Bulk Bag (4.54kg) $312.00 -+
25 Lb Bulk Bag (11.3kg) $741.00 -+
50 Lb Bulk Bag (22.7kg) $1,404.00 -+
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If you are not sure what Virginia Stock smells like, then you need to plant some of this in your yard. Because of its appealing fragrance and rapid growth, this plant has been a particular favorite of young gardeners for generations. The annual wildflower creates masses of pink, purple, and white, making a perfect groundcover.
Because of its rapid growth and appealing fragrance, this plant has been a special favorite of young gardeners for generations. The genus name "Malcomia" honors William Malcom, the founder of a seed company based in 18th century London. The species name "maritima" refers to this Mediterranean plant's affinity for the seashore.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Sow seeds as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring. Plant just below the surface of the soil and keep moist until germination, which usually occurs within 10-15 days at 60-65 degrees F. For continuous blooming, plant a new crop every 4 weeks. In mild climates, sow in late fall for early spring blooms.

Growing: Water seedlings regularly until they become established, and control weeds. Mature plants are fairly drought tolerant, but also appreciate watering in dry weather. This plant makes an attractive ground cover as well as excellent choice for small, shallow spaces.

Harvesting: These blossoms do not perform well as cut flowers, and are best enjoyed outdoors.

Seed Saving: After the flower fades, slender seed ponds will develop. As soon as the pods begin to dry out, collect them and remove the seeds. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Malcolmia maritima

Species Origin: Introduced US Wildflower

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Annual

USDA Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 70,000

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 6 Inches

Color: Mixed, White, Pink, Yellow

Bloom Season: Blooms Late Spring, Blooms Early Summer, Blooms Late Summer

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 1 reviews
5.0

Review By Christine Anderson

Best floral ground cover

Have not planted the seeds yet, but they arrived very quickly and at a good price. My daughter first planted this flower from a 4" and though it didn't appeal to me from the photo it spread nicely and I was soon in love and had to get for my garden. The flowers seem to change from white to several shades of purple. It is a great filler around your other plants and I can hardly wait for them to start the show. We have mild winters and they carried over. We have amended clay soil and they thrived. We have summer bright shade and they did fine.

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