VIRGINIA STOCK Malcomia maritima
Malcolmia maritima, also known by its common name Virginia stock, is a beautiful and extremely profusely flowering annual! It is probably one of the easiest of all plants to grow. Growing to about 6–12 inches (15–30 centimetres) tall, it makes a mass of pink, purple and white fragrant four petalled (cruciform) flowers. It is native in Greece and Albania and may be naturalized elsewhere in Mediterranean Europe where it occurs in maritime sandy habitats and in waste places as it olerates poor soils. For best results in growing Virginia stock, sow on the surface in patches or rows and thin the young plants to 6 inches apart. It prefers full to partial sun and well drained soils. The flowers are generally pink, though can be violet, purple and lavender.
Location: Sun or part
Hardiness zones: 3-9
Seeds per pack: 20
Germination: Spread the seed on loosened soil, and water in. Germinates in 12-20 days.