- Annual plants grow to 12-18 inches tall
- Blossoms open in the evening
- Mix of purple, lilac, pink, and white flowers
- Extremely fragrant
This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States but prefers to be kept cool and well watered.
(Matthiola longipetala) Exciting mixture includes lilac, purple, pink, and white blooms. Flowers open each night and release what could be one of the sweetest fragrances in nature, so make sure to plant where the scent will be enjoyed. Hardy annual, 12-18" tall.
Learn to Grow Night-Scented Stock
Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before last frost
Germination: 14-21 Days
Plant Outdoors: 6-9' Apart
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath the surface of the soil. Can also be planted outdoors after the last frost. Prefers moist, well-drained, fertile soil. Plants prefer full sun, except where summers are very hot. Good cut flower.
Ratings & Reviews
The flowers are very tiny and spindly. They actually curl up and look dead in the sunlight. So... your not planting them for their looks. Plant them with fancier flowers that will pull the eye towards them. However!!!!! Do plant them wherever you sit in the evening. Patio, deck or under bedroom windows that will be open at night. If you've never experienced them, the first warm night the smell rolls across your yard you will be overwhelmed.
Make sure to plant enough of them in an area to get the proper effect.
You might think they didn't survive the day, but the flowers are so cute and delicate-looking when they open in the evening. Their real beauty, however, is in their fragrance when they open - plant it at every open window and door, next to your garage, anywhere that you'll be able to enjoy their gift at night.