21 May 2007

Matthiola arborescens

The Matthiola Arborescens is a member of the Brassicaceae family. It's related to cabbages and cauliflowers but its closer relatives include the Night scented stock. Also known as the Tree Stock, it is a hardy perennial that produces a beautifully scented white flowers in spring (this is var. alba, the species plant has purple flowers).

It's dead simple to grow and and provides a heavenly scent at night time. I don't understand why its not more popular

Matthiola with Phygelius (cape fuchsia) to the right, cerinthe to the left and hypericum behind

7 comments:

? said...

these pictures are fantastic, just how do you retain such composure? Amazes me! Pure excellence

Hope to see you around

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Yes, those flowers are much prettier than a bouquet of Venus Flytraps!

jams o donnell said...

Ah I wish they were fantastic pseudo.. I love the plan, it's simple to grow and has a wonderful scent. There are just 4 nurseries in teh country that do it...

That's true ewbl! and sweeter smellin that a bunch of Turdworts too.. if the turdwort existed, that is...

? said...

am gonna learn how to do this.

jams o donnell said...

There's no real trick pseudo.. look for a good shit, then crop and adjust brightness and contrast. I do that a lot.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I've never cropped and adjusted the brightness of a good shit before, but if you do that a lot, jams, I may have to try it for myself!

jams o donnell said...

Give a go, your turds will never look the same again!