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About This Plant...
Genus and species: Matthiola incana
Plant type: cool-season annual
Height: 15-36 inches
Location and soil: sun; rich soil
Uses: cutting, bedding, border, fragrance
Bloom time: summer
Color range: pink, purple, rose, yellow
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 6-8 weeks
When to transplant to garden: after last spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: after last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 10 days
Germination temp.: 65-75 degrees F.
Sowing Depth: surface sow
Needs light or dark to germinate: light
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 10-12 inches
Growing On...
Growing tips: plants prefer cool weather and only bloom at temperatures up to 65 degrees F. - they cannot tolerate heat; plants are very fragrant

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