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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.
Calendula officinalis 'Neon'
English Marigold, Marigold, Pot MarigoldCustomer Rating
One of the most eye-catching varieties in our flower trials, with glowing orange, double flowers edged in burgundy. The edible flowers of Calendula 'Neon' add height and interest to annual borders, and make a stunning cut flower. Quick and easy to grow in almost any garden situation, and even grows well in coastal areas. Height: 70cm (28"). Spread: 45cm (18").
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.More info
Calendula officinalis 'Chrysantha'
English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold
During our travels to seed trial grounds around the world, we have rediscovered this heirloom variety, first offered by Thompson & Morgan in 1933. Calendula 'Chrysantha' was a real breeding breakthrough in its time. The bushy, free flowering plants produce masses of double citron-yellow flowers with long, drooping petals that resemble chrysanthemum blooms. Like other pot marigolds, it makes a delightful cut flower, and adds a ray of sunshine to beds, borders and containers. Height: 70cm (28Ó). Spread: 45cm (18Ó).
Hollyhock 'Spring Celebrities Mixed' (Annual)
Alcea rosea annua, Althaea roseaA completely new dimension in annual flowering Hollyhocks, these unique, bushy, dwarf plants produce stout stems which become clothed in beautiful, anemone-centred, frilly blooms, in a surprising array of colours. Ideal for planting in the middle of borders, or in large containers for an impressive patio feature.
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