Pink Stock Flower (Matthiola incana)

Stock Flower (Matthiola incana) adds vibrant splashes of color to bouquets with its striking sprays of hot pink blooms that exude seduction. Also referred to as Gillyflower, this hardy biennial offers fragrant spires of flowers that attract pollinating insects into gardens.

Grow this perennial in mild climates for winter or early spring blooming and summer blooming purposes in other regions. Pinch out growing tips to encourage taller plants with more flowers.


Pink flowers bloom all summer long, providing a vibrant splash of color to floral arrangements. The pink stock flower is a handy filler that pairs well with many types of other blooms, including mini calla lilies, orchids, and jewel-tone roses – its ruffled colors and tempting spicy scent make it an elegant choice to add to any floral arrangement.

Pink flowering plants are one of the easiest plants to cultivate, flourishing in most climates and being among the first cut flowers to bloom each year – making them a top pick among gardeners and market growers alike. Their sturdy stems can withstand both summer heat and drought conditions well, boasting soft pastel to rich fuchsia-hued blooms that bloom each season. Not to mention how easy they are from seed! They often self-sow throughout subsequent years!

Roses and carnations are popular varieties of pink flowers that come in multiple shades. Roses are especially beloved wedding bouquet components, pairing well with most colors. Geraniums, sweet peas, and daisies also frequently featured among them, making these precious blooms considered “heirloom flowers.”

Pink weddings can also feature perennial sweet william, known for producing long-lasting clusters of small fringed flowers in stable clusters that add long-term color and fringing in cottage gardens. Pink foxgloves add another beautiful vertical element, making tall spires of bell-shaped blooms in shades of pink that have an intoxicating clove-like fragrance – these biennial blooms also produce bell-shaped flowers!

There is an impressive variety of pink flowering plants to choose from, making it easy to find something suitable for any special event or celebration. When planning a garden-inspired pink wedding, combine flowers such as apricot stock, light-hearted roses, pink alstroemeria, and the iconic hot pink gillyflower – an enduring symbol of lasting beauty and affection with tall leafy stalks adorned by its ruffled blooms adorning tall green stalks decorated with beautifully ruffled flowers adorning tall leafy stalks to add visual interest when added alongside lilies, roses or orchids – perfect for a birthday, graduation ceremonies or trendy wedding events as it symbolizes lasting love!


Pink stock flowers, an old-fashioned beauty reminiscent of softer times, emit an alluring clove-like aroma and add romance to garden or Victorian designs. Perfect for wedding bouquets and everyday vase arrangements.

Like most annuals, stock plants tend to wilt under excessive summer heat. To combat this problem, make sure the stock you purchase has an ethylene action inhibitor such as Ethylbloc treated to keep their flowers looking their best for longer. You can further extend their longevity by placing several stems in a glass bubble bowl with water; this will keep the flowers moist while limiting sunlight and air exposure.

Stock is an ideal flower to grow at home gardener, making it a popular choice among amateur gardeners. Available in an array of shades from soft pastels to bolder pinks and purples, there are single and double-flowered varieties. Popular ones are Katz Pink and Harmony Mix for their pink stock colors – which you can also grow indoors; outdoor gardening requires starting seeds about two months prior to your average last frost date with minimal soil compaction for optimal germination rates; keep seedlings moist until two sets of true leaves have come through before moving them outside into their permanent gardens home garden!

Make an elegant and relaxing bouquet by pairing light pink stock flowers with dahlias, garden roses, or Lysimachia. Try pairing this flower with soft sage or kale for added aromatherapy benefits at your next gathering. Always use clean containers when storing flowers away from direct sunlight; do not overwater and fertilize, as this could lead to root rot.


Pink Stock, an elegant garden flower, makes an excellent filler and addition to rose and lily arrangements. Use this versatile bloom in bouquets featuring soft white, lavender, or pink tones for romantic or contemporary looks; bolder purple hues may bring out its boldness even further! It thrives best in cooler temperatures where shade protects from the harsh summer heat, but make sure that any plant you place next receives adequate sunlight during the flowering season for maximum beauty! This scented beauty loves growing in shaded spots for optimal performance!

Pink Stock flowers add an instant punch of pink with their ruffled blooms and sweetly spicy aroma that communicates, “You are my girl.” Perfect for birthdays, graduations, and trendy weddings, early-flowering spray types make an eye-catching display when combined with orchids or jewel-toned roses for stunning visual impact. Also referred to as Gillyflowers when gifted, pink Stock symbolizes lasting bonds of affection between family, friends, and lovers when given as a present.

To create a simple stock bouquet, cut stems at an obtuse angle to allow them to sit at different points around the vase’s opening. Position longer pieces at the back before gradually moving forward with shorter ones and filling your vase piecemeal, making sure not to overfill it as you go! Once complete, tie it together with paper-covered wire, waterproof tape, or raffia and overwrap it with ribbon to complete this design.

This delightful basket is sure to please any pink lover. It is packed full of light pink lilies, light pink mini carnations, purple caspia, and lavender stock flowers that will bring cheer! Complement it with greenery such as salal leaves, silverdollar eucalyptus leaves, or variegated pittosporum stems to create an impressive showpiece that is sure to leave an impressionful impression!


Stock (Matthiola incana) adds color and a sweet fragrance to any cottage garden or informal flower border, adding vibrant splashes of color while offering a sweet aroma. A cousin of cabbage plants, stock comes in many shades from white to yellow to pinks, lavenders, and purples – this easy-to-grow biennial can even be used in cut flower arrangements!

These compact blooms make this plant ideal for bouquets, and its sturdy stems can support even heavy flower heads. In the garden, stocks reach approximately 18 inches tall. If possible, total sun exposure should be sought unless growing them in scorching climates where partial shade might be more suitable. You can grow stocks from seed or purchase seedlings or plug plants from nurseries, planting outdoors in autumn or spring with spacing around 50cm between plants to protect from frost damage during their overwintering.

As with other Brassicaceae family plants like cabbage, kale, and Brussels sprouts, stocks require minimal care. They need total sun exposure with rich, well-draining soil with neutral pH conditions; well-rotted manure or compost may be added if necessary for better growth. Mulching helps control weed growth; regular feeding with balanced fertilizers keeps flowers looking their best, while deadheading when necessary will keep them looking neat.

Stock flowers belong to the Brassicaceae family, so they naturally attract pollinating insects such as bees. Additionally, other beneficial insects such as butterflies and moths also visit these blooms for pollination purposes; birdwatchers will enjoy watching various avian species feed upon these seeds at season’s end.

Stock flower plants may be bothered by pests like aphids and flea beetles, though in general, they do well in most garden conditions. If pests are an issue for you, handpick or use an organic insecticide like neem oil as a treatment option. Other problems that might affect these easy-to-grow annuals include fusarium wilt, gray mold, and leaf spots; to combat these issues effectively, keep the soil moist without overwatering!