Stocks | Cottage Garden Artificial Flowers
- Also known as Matthiola Incana, Gilly Flowers and Virginia Stocks
- The botanical name for stocks, Matthiola, is after the botanist who first cultivated them, Pietro Andrea Mattioli. He was said to have believed they could promote feelings of love and lust.
- Stocks are often used as a symbol of a happy life and contented existence which fits the popular vision of them appearing in English cottage gardens beautifully.
- Related to the cabbage family, the living version of stocks have edible flowers and seeds are said to a radish like flavour.
- Naturally found in white, pink, red and lilac, our everlasting stocks in a wider range of colours will be sure to make a big impact in your home whatever your colour palette