Top Questions About Stock Plants

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Questions About Stock Plants

Asked by
zuliodog on
May 6, 2014

Q. Will Stock reflower in the fall?

Our area can reach 100 degrees in July. Will Stock be done at those temperatures, or will it reflower in the fall, if deadheaded?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
May 6, 2014
A.

Mostly, stock is considered an annual, so after it flowers in the spring, that's it. Some people report that it acts like a biennial, or even a perennial. I suspect partly this is because of climate variation, and partly because of cultivar varieties. This article may give you some more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/stock/growing-stock-flowers.htm

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Asked by
mgaines267 on
August 9, 2014

Q. Stock Plant

I have a stock plant and the leaves have brown edges on them. Is that too much water?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
August 11, 2014
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Asked by
Brenda21 on
May 9, 2015

Q. How far apart do you plant stocks

Never having planted them before I really need to know.

Answered by
shelley on
May 9, 2015
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A.

I would recommend spacing seedlings or plants 10 to 15 inches apart.

For more information on growing stock flowers, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/stock/growing-stock-flowers.htm

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Asked by
kboyle on
November 3, 2015

Q. Stock Flower seeds

I brought my stock flowers inside to enjoy the scent and colors. Those long seed stalks, can I open them up and plant them? Do I deadhead them with the flowers to get more blooms? It’s November and I want to see how long the plant will produce.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
November 5, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

You should dead head the spent flowers to keep the plants healthy.

The seed pods should only be harvested after they have dried and turned dark tan or brown.
Green seeds will not germinate.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/stock/growing-stock-flowers.htm

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Asked by
catkrebs on
June 9, 2016

Q. Stock

I planted some beautiful stock a couple weeks ago, and now blooms are gone and there are just tall green spines. Will they rebloom or should I pull them? Thanks.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 11, 2016
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Your plants should bloom throughout the summer. Deadhead the spent flowers to keep your plants healthy and encourage more flowers.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/stock/growing-stock-flowers.htm

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Asked by
FlowerGal on
July 2, 2016

Q. growing stock for cuttings

How far back do I cut the stock flowers to get the longest stem, but will promote reblooming? How long does the stock flower usually bloom for the season?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 4, 2016
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Depending on your growing zone, Stock may be an annual, biennial or a perennial.
The flowers can be cut at any length that you want for cut flowers, though you should remove the stem down to the crown of the plant.
Depending on the age of the plants and the environmental conditions you may have more flowering from the plants.
Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/stock/growing-stock-flowers.htm

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Asked by
Selena on
June 11, 2017

Q. What are these flowers

Are these flowers dangerous to cats

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 11, 2017
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