Night Scented Stock
Matthiola longipetala subsp. bicornis 'Starlight Scentsation'

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Matthiola (ma-the-OH-luh) (Info)
Species: longipetala subsp. bicornis
Cultivar: Starlight Scentsation

Category:

Annuals

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Blue-Violet

Violet/Lavender

Purple

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Elk Grove, California

Mahomet, Illinois

Salt Lake City, Utah

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 6, 2008, ladygardener1 from Near Lake Erie, NW, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Not much to look at, but the scent at night really makes up for it. Easy to grow from seed. I added several of these plants to each of my hanging baskets and porch boxes. As you enter the house in the evening you get that wonderful scent.
Well worth the effort to grow this little plant.

Neutral

On Mar 5, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

SSE also offers this one.

Positive

On Jul 28, 2005, LarryDavid from Salt Lake City, UT (Zone 5b) wrote:

This plant is one of my favorites. I love the scent! In the day time the plant looks like a weed--it is not very attractive. But when night comes, the little flowers open to release a highly addicitive scent. I highly recommend this plant. It is great for growing by the patio. It also self-sows.