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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 nana 'Citrus Cocktail'
English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.More info
Sweet Pea 'Villa Roma Scarlet'
Lathyrus odoratusVibrant, scarlet flowers are carried on the strong stems of this superb dwarf sweet pea. With a short, spreading growth habit, Sweet Pea 'Villa Roma Scarlet' grows without support making it ideal for containers or creating informal summer groundcover. This striking variety was awarded a Fleuroselect Gold Medal for its outstanding garden performance and excellent heat tolerance. The sweetly scented blooms also make lovely cut flowers. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 25cm (10").
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Calendula officinalis 'Oopsy Daisy'
English Marigold, Marigold, Pot MarigoldThis charming Pot Marigold sports unusual bicolour blooms in gentle shades of pale orange and gold. Masses of daisy-like flowers cover the bushy, rounded plants of Calendula officinalis 'Oopsy Daisy' to create a compact, colourful summer spectacle. Like all Calendula plants, these are easy to sow and grow, in almost any garden situation and even grow well in coastal areas. A lovely choice for patio pots or planting at the front of beds and borders. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 25cm (10"). More info
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