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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
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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