Matthiola incana, known as hoary stock, is a species of flowering plant in the genus Matthiola. It is a common garden flower, available in a variety of colours. It is native to southern Europe and is naturalized in the Mediterranean region.
Some stocks are grown as annuals (the "ten-week stocks") that reach heights of growth of 20 to 28 centimeters thick, woody at the base and with numerous foliar scars and branches with terminal rosettes of leaves. The plants are starry, with whitish hairs. The leaves are rounded and ash-coloured. The fragrant flowers are white, cream yellow, pink, red, purple or blue. The flower is widely used as an ornamental plant for summer discounts and as a cut flower and aromatic plant. It is grown in the ground for the spring ornament of the gardens or in pots. It is very suitable for the cracks in the reefs of the marine locations. The species has been in culture since at least the 16th century.