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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.
Cabbage 'Northern Lights Mixed' F1 Hybrid (Flowering)
Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group), Ornamental Cabbage, Ornamental KaleLarge ornamental plants with frilled edges and heart lifting colours for months. Cabbage Flowering Northern Lights Mixed is superb in containers. Recommended for charm and impact. Leaves colour when night temperatures fall to 50F/10C.
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.
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Californian Poppy 'Monarch Mixed'
Eschscholzia caespitosa, California PoppyA regal mix of semi-double and single blooms in cerise, carmine, red, orange and yellow. These dainty hardy annuals are tougher than they appear and positively thrive on poor, dry soils. The papery flowers attract bees and hoverflies, and make excellent, if short-lived, cut flowers. California poppies are easy to grow in beds and borders, or let them self seed throughout gravel gardens to form natural drifts. Height: 23cm (9Ó). Spread: 25cm (10Ó). More info
Candytuft 'Dwarf Fairyland Mixed'
Iberis umbellataMore info
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