Definition of ten-week stock in English:

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ten-week stock

noun

A stock of a fast-maturing variety which can be made to bloom ten weeks after sowing, widely grown as a bedding plant.
  • Matthiola incana variety ‘Annua’, family Cruciferae
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • The most important species is M.annua, the ‘ten-week stocks,’ of which the varieties are innumerable.
  • 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.
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