Name in Latin: Cruciferae (Brassicaceae)
Name in English: The Crucifers or The Cabbage Family
Origin: The original, wild Matthiola incana is native to the Mediterranean region in southern and western Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
Growth Habit: short-lived, semi-woody subshrubs grown in beds, borders and containers for their sprightly colorful and fragrant flowers.
Flower: small 1 inch florets form rounded spikelike racemes. Available in a wide selection of colors.
Blooming Period: January - October
Leaf: Leaves are 2-6 in (5-15 cm) long and gray-hairy
add mass and line, mixed bouquets
Care and Handling
Lasting Quality: 3-7 days
Amount of water: moderate
Special handling: condition well
Most types have a spicy clove like fragrance.