About Stock Vintage Mix
Traditionally grown in cooler climes, hence its frequent use in English gardens. This newly developed form withstands heat so we can enjoy the fragrant blooms all summer. Stock Vintage Mix is offered in antique shades of rose, blue, carmine, yellow, red, and lilac and grows a foot high. They form branching columns of double blooms. They are wonderful in vases and in the garden. Stock is listed as deer resistant at the University of Georgia.
Stock Vintage Mix
Planting and Growing Stock
Make sure your Stock “harden off” to cool nights and windy conditions before planting. This requires leaving them outside in a protected area for a few days otherwise, they may wilt after planting. Choose an area that is sunny to part shade. Prepare your planting hole by turning the soil at least a shovel size deep and wide and be sure the hole is filled with plenty of organic matter for best results. Remove your plant from its pack and gently loosen the root ball. Plant deep enough to cover the top of the root ball. Press down firmly on the soil and then water it in. Consider fertilizing once or twice a season. You can mulch if you like but not too close to the plant to avoid rot.