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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.
Californian Poppy 'Jelly Beans' - Part of the Alan Titchmarsh Collection
Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy
Californian Poppy 'Jelly Beans' is an easy way to create vibrant splashes of colour in your borders or containers. Spectacular fully double blooms in a bright mix of oranges, pinks and apple blossom shades and feathery foliage provide a colourful display all summer. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 25cm (10").More info
Candytuft 'Dwarf Fairyland Mixed' - Part of the Alan Titchmarsh Collection
Short of time? Candytuft 'Dwarf Fairyland Mixed' is the ideal last minute border filler. These showy plants will delight with their many scented flowers in a wide range of colours throughout the summer months. Cut and use the dried seed heads in floral decorations. Height: 23cm (9"). Spread: 23cm (9").More info
Calendula officinalis nana 'Apricots & Oranges' - Part of the Alan Titchmarsh Collection
English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold
A striking colour combination of daisy-like flowers on dwarf, bushy plants. Very quick and easy, perfect for summer bedding and patio containers and an excellent cut flower. Calendula 'Apricots & Oranges' is ideal for almost any garden situation and even grows well in coastal areas. Height: 25cm (10”). Spread: 30cm (12”).
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.More info
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