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Week 39 – September 27, 2022

Plant Information

Katz Cherry Blossom Matthiola

  • Katz Cherry Blossom Matthiola - Bloom
  • Katz Cherry Blossom Matthiola - Cutflower
Growing Information:
Culture Guidelines
Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Matthiola incana

Common Name: Extra-Early Flowering Tunnel Or Field-Grown Mattiola, Stock

Hardiness Degree: 32°F (0.0°C)

Blooming Season: Spring, Autumn

Plant Habit: Upright

Characteristics: Fragrant Flowers

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Every two weeks

Height: 32" (81cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Full, lush plants with lots of blooms can withstand garden temperatures as low as 22°F (-6°C).

Grower Information:

Stem length: 32 in./80 cm
Planting density: 12 plants/ft.2 (126 plants/m2)
Best for: High tunnel, field

Plug crop time: 4 weeks
Transplant to finish: 8 to 13 weeks

  • Delivers shorter crop time, uniform stem length and timing between colours, and better heat tolerance than European or traditional field types.
  • Can be grown earlier and later in the season, and even year-round in some climates, allowing for programmable Christmas through Valentine’s Day flowering.
  • Katz matthiola will produce approximately 50% double-flowering types.
  • 5% of PanAmerican Seed net seed sales of Katz are donated to PanCan for Pancreatic Cancer research in honor of Philip Katz, former PanAmerican Seed Product Manager.

ASCFG 2013 Fresh Cut Flower of the Year!

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