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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.You may also like to view our range of half-hardy annual seeds which can be sown in early spring.
Heartsease, Wild PansyA charming and prolific baby pansy with an unbeatable combination of 3-4 colours in each FLOWER! It will flower continuously from summer to winter, is compact enough for rockeries, walls or edging and will self sow seedlings. Flowers summer to winter. Height: 15-23cm (6-9in). The petals make a colourful addition to green salads, can be candied to top desserts etc. or used to make violet soup. Write to us for a free leaflet with recipes for a wide range of edible flowers.
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The crystallised petals are great decorations for cakes and cookies, or they can be added straight to green salads for an injection of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.More info
Helianthus annuusThis collection comprises; 'Italian White', 'Harlequin', and 'Velvet Queen'. Sunflower 'Italian White' - Unusual cream flowers with a deep chocolate centre surrounded by a golden 'halo'. Sunflower 'Harlequin' F1 Hybrid - A stunning bicoloured blend, which includes a very unusual rose-pink shade. Sunflower 'Velvet Queen' - Unique colour; deep velvet-red to copper, medium-sized flowers.
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Try toasting the seed kernels for a healthy snack. For more details about edible flowers click here.More info
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