Purple stock flowers (Matthiola Incana) growing in a flower bed.


Are you looking for a unique and eye-catching addition to your garden that provides long blooming periods of fragrant, showy flowers? Look no further than stock flowers!

Stock (Malcolmia spp.) is an old-fashioned favorite, but surprisingly easy to cultivate. With only minimal care needed once established in the soil, these dependable tender perennials are sure to brighten up even the most forgotten corners of any outdoor space. Read our guides below to learn more about how to successfully grow and care for stock flowers so they can bring beauty and charm into your garden this season!

How to Grow Virginia Stock, A Cordial Summer Visitor

A close up horizontal image of the small pink and purple flowers of Malcolmia maritima growing in the garden pictured on a soft focus background.

Virginia stock (Malcolmia maritima) is a summer flower that blooms in a profusion of pink, purple, and white blossoms, for a carpet of pastel color. Tolerant of salt, low moisture, and dry soil, it’s perfect for those hard-to-plant locations. Learn all about this easy-to-grow annual in this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow Stock: A Cottage Garden Staple

A close up horizontal image of brightly colored stock flowers growing in the garden.

Are you looking for a flower that evokes images of Victorian ladies with parasols in their cottage gardens? One that adds rich color and fragrance to beds and borders? Matthiola incana, commonly called stock, is the perfect choice. Learn all about this timeless classic and how to grow it in this guide.