Direct sow 3-4 weeks before last spring frost. Can sow again in 3 weeks if desired. Sow in early fall in zones 9-10.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Evening scented stock is an easy sow-and-grow annual with loose sprays of blossoms that open evenings only, filling the garden with perfume. Best grown in drifts at the garden's edge with sweet alyssum and Virginia stock for additional beauty and fragrance in the daylight hours. Sow into spring containers with violas to bring fragrance up close.
Water regularly until established, then water during dry spells.
Prefers neutral to alkaline pH levels. If soil is very acidic, mix in some bone meal or hardwood ash prior to planting.
Mix in a couple of inches of compost prior to planting if soil is poor, or apply a balanced fertilizer in spring and mid-summer.
Diseases & Pests:
No major problems. Slugs and aphids may attack plants. Use iron phosphate pellets for slugs and water sprays or soap spray for aphids.