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A stock of a fast-maturing variety which can be made to bloom ten weeks after sowing, widely grown as a bedding plant.
- ‘The left-hand side is for flowers: here you can put in four rows; for instance, touch-me-nots, flytrap, Venus's looking-glass, and ten-week stocks.’
- ‘The most important species is M.annua, the ‘ten-week stocks,’ of which the varieties are innumerable.’
- ‘Transplant the less tender or hardier flower plants: the African and French marigold, chrysanthemums, the marvel of Peru, China aster, India-pink, ten-week stocks and the common kinds of balsams, the capiscums, mignonette, persicaria, cabiouses, and Chinese holly-hocks.’
- ‘Sow Annuals like antirrhinums, pansies, violas, Iceland poppies for flowering next Spring need to be sown early in the month, with ten-week stock being sown towards the end of the month.’
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