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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.
Calendula officinalis nana 'Fruit Twist'
English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The light peppery taste of the flowers can be added to breads for extra flavour with a touch of colour. Can also be used as a substitute for saffron when colouring rice dishes. For more details about edible flowers click here.More info
Linum grandiflorum 'Blue Dress'
Flax, Flowering FlaxCustomer Rating
Stunning border plant, producing tine sprays with masses of attractive true-blue flowers throughout the summer. Ideal for borders, bedding or containers. More info
Cornflower 'Dwarf Blue Midget'
Centaurea cyanus, Blue-Bottle, Bachelor's ButtonsA fantastic little cornflower rather like a ball of colour. Lower and neater than any we believe you will have seen before. Full of bloom at 15cm (6in) high. Ends up about 30cm (12in) high. Easy to grow and suitable for beds, borders, containers etc. Flowers summer. Height: 20-30cm (8-12in).
Culinary note: Add petals to salads as a colourful garnish or sprinkle over omelettes or even pasta. For more details about edible flowers click here.More info
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