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    Question Plant ID help and ISO

    Good morning,

    Several years ago I planted some seeds that I got from one of the spinning racks in the supermarket. The package was labeled "evening stocks" but when I google that, the photos of the plants that come up are nothing like what I had growing in my garden. I've since moved and I would love to have that plant again, but I cannot find it anywhere.

    The plant was fairly low growing - maybe a foot high. It was very sparse, and kind of spindly. From a distance, it wasn't really very visible. The poor thing was actually kind of a homely little plant, but the FRAGRANCE was intoxicating. It bloomed at night and the perfume that it released was heavenly - sort of sweet - reminded me of grandma's perfume. The stems were a silvery, gray green, very small, blade shaped leaves at the nodes. The flower was 4 petaled, tiny (less than 1" diameter) pale pink, (sometimes looked like it had a bit of a lavender cast to it) The flower was a little lopsided and the petals didn't seem to be very firmly attached. It reseeded itself very well, and I think it bloomed pretty much til frost. (on the edge between zone 4 & 5)

    If anyone can tell me what this is and or where to get it I would be eternally grateful.
    Thank you

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    South Wales. U.K.
    Welcome sapientfanny.

    Just a suggestion...

    I wonder if you have had a look at pics of Matthiola bicornis. Common name Night scented stocks.

    Matthiola Bicornis - Google Search

    The double flowers of other Mattiola, such as M. incana.can look very different.
    Last edited by Silver surfer; 11-25-2010 at 07:26 AM.

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    Talking Thank you

    OMG that's it! I have been searching for that little guy for more than 5 years!!!! lol You're my hero!!!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    South Wales. U.K.
    So glad to have solved the mystery for you!
    You should be able to find the seeds very easily. Just watch for the latin name.

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