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Hardy annuals can be sown directly into their flowering positions in the spring and will tolerate a certain amount of cold. Well-known flowers such as sweet peas, poppies, stocks and sunflowers fall under this category, as do some of the more unusual flowers - gomphocarpus & ratibida for example.
Coreopsis tinctoria 'Roulette'
Tickseed, Calliopsis tinctoria
Stunning mahogany-red blooms, each with a second row of eye-catching golden petals, create a very special effect. Fabulous planted in drifts, mingled with other plants and flowers, giving height to annual borders, 'Coreopsis Roulette will flower all summer until first frosts. Excellent cut flower.More info
Scabious 'Summer Sundae'
Scabiosa atropurpurea, Pincushion FlowerMore info
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