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:

The Pseudo-Independent 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...

The Pseudo-Independent 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!