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Matthiola incana

[matthiola_incana]

This is likely the Gilliflower "Gilliflower" Jefferson found suitable for naturalizing in "the open ground on the west" in 1771, although the garden carnation was also called by this name. The Elizabethans called them "Stockgilliflowers" for their "stock" or stem and for their carnation, or gilliflower-like, fragrance.

Growth Type: Woody Shrub Color(s): White Hardiness Zones: 1 - 10 Location at Monticello: West Lawn Planting Conditions: Partial Sun Map it:

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Blooming Dates 2001: May 11 – Jun 142002: May 20 – Jun 282003: May 6 – Jul 42004: May 25 – Jun 162005: May 2 – Jun 172006: Apr 28 – Jul 102007: May 15 – Jun 252008: May 15 – Jul 112009: May 11 – Jul 152010: May 10 – Sep 142011: May 17 – Jul 152012: May 3 – Jun 42013: May 15 – Oct 302014: May 12 – Jun 15