• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Matthiola Cinderella Series, mixed

Stock Cinderella Series

Stock Cinderella Series

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  • Other common names Stock Cinderella Series

  • Genus Matthiola can be annuals, perennials or subshrubs, with simple or lobed leaves and dense terminal racemes or panicles of fragrant, 4-petalled flowers

  • Family Brassicaceae / Brassicaceae

  • Species Cinderella Series are grown as annuals or biennials to 25cm in height, with oblong, greyish leaves and dense panicles of sweetly scented double flowers in shades of purple, mauve, pink or white, in late spring and summer

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy

  • Fragrance Flower

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pHNeutral, Alkaline

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0-0.1 metre

  • Time to ultimate height

    1-2 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in a sunny, sheltered bed where the soil is well-drained and neutral to slightly alkaline. This Series is also compact enough for growing in a container. The photo shows the cultivar 'Cinderella White' in this Series

Propagation Propagate by seed sown in gentle heat in early spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning Cut back after flowering

Pests Susceptible to aphids, flea beetles and cabbage root fly

Diseases May be affected by club root, a downy mildew, root rot and a virus

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