Scientific Name: Matthiola incana
Common Name: Extra-Early Flowering Tunnel Or Field-Grown Mattiola, Stock
Propagation Method: Seed
Form Supplied As: Raw
Cultivation Type: High Tunnel, Field
Planting Density: 126 plants/sq. meter (12 plants/sq. foot).
Flower Color (primary): Blue
Foliage Color: Medium Green
Katz Matthiola will produce approximately 50% double-flowering plants. It requires less cold during bud formation, resulting in a more programable series in warmer conditions.
Stem Length: 81cm (32")
Harvest Recommendation: Harvest when 3-5 florets have opened.
Post-Harvest Recommendation: Matthiola are sensitive to ethylene; it is recommended to treat with an ethylene-inhibiting product. Hydrate and store in a cooler at 1-3°C (34-38°F) in commercial floral holding solution at the manufacturer recommended rates.
Vase Life Recommendation: 5-8 days