Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Matthiola incana (L.) R.Br. var. graeca

See Matthiola incana 'Dwarf Stock' for a brief description of the type.  Summer flowering with white flowers.  [JD].  ‘There is a very distinct type [of Stock] known as Wallflower-leaved, which was introduced many years ago from the Grecian Archipelago, and which has shining deep-green leaves, not unlike a Wallflower.’  [Robinson - The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds 10th Edition, p.680/1907].

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.


History at Camden Park

Recorded as a biennial by Carter from whom Macarthur ordered 12 varieties.  [MP A2933-1, p.128].


Published Oct 02, 2009 - 05:32 PM | Last updated Aug 17, 2011 - 04:31 PM

Family Brassicaceae
Region of origin

Greece, but probably of garden origin

  • Cheiranthus incanus L. var. graeca
  • Matthiola graeca Sw. 


Common Name

Greek or Wallflower-leaved stock

Name in the Camden Park Record


Confidence level high