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 ‘Prussian Stock’

A cultivar of Matthiola incana (L.) R.Br. See Matthiola incana 'Dwarf Stock' for a brief description of the type.  ‘The German growers have a formidable list of kinds [of Ten-week Stock], many of which are more curious than showy.  There are, however, sufficient good colours among them, such as crimson, rose, purple, violet, and white, to yield distinct hues.’  [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 an annual by Carter from whom Macarthur ordered 12 varieties [MP A2933-1, p.128].


Published Oct 02, 2009 - 05:18 PM | Last updated Aug 17, 2011 - 04:25 PM

Family Brassicaceae
Region of origin

Eastern Mediterranean, cultivated forms of garden origin

  • Cheiranthus incanus L.


Common Name

German Stock, Ten-week Stock

Name in the Camden Park Record


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