Stocks, (real name Matthiola), is a sweetly scented flowering plant and were named after Pietro Andrea Matthioli - a doctor and naturalist born in Siena.
Stocks are famous for their strong, sweet scent and as a result are extemely popular with florists for use in flower bouquets, floral arrangements and wedding flowers.
In the wholesale flower markets stocks are sold in wraps of 10 stems. Stem lengths are usually no longer than 60cm these days.
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To get the best from your wholesale cut stocks (matthiola) please read the care instructions below carefully:
- Cut the stems at a 45 degree angle with a sharp knife.
- Remove the lower foliage from the stems.
- Fill sterilised buckets with luke warm water and add flower food.
- Place the stocks in the buckets.
- Leave over night to condition before using.
Never leave cut flowers in direct sun light, near a radiator, in a draft or near fruit. (The gas used to ripen fruit will harm most flowers). Keep the stocks in a cool place and always keep out of the way of children.