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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.You may also like to view our range of half-hardy annual seeds which can be sown in early spring.
Tansy-leaf Aster, Aster tanacetifolius, Tahoka Daisy, Prairie Aster
Looks like a perennial Michaelmas Daisy, but is an annual producing a mass of violet-blue single flowers during the summer. Also known as Prairie Aster it blooms over a long period adding late summer to early autumn colour to borders. Attractive addition to large containers on a sunny patio.More info
Lupin hartwegii 'Avalune Red-white'
Lupinus hartwegiiUnlike larger perennial varieties this dwarf, hardy annual lupin has a more relaxed habit that is perfectly suited to growing at the front of borders and in large patio containers. This east grow lupin forms a low bushy plant with masses of short bi-colour flower spikes, right through summer. Contrasting red and white blooms have a subtle evening fragrance similar to that of sweet peas - plant close to seating areas for maximum enjoyment. This quick growing annual flowers in just 12 weeks from sowing making it a quick border filler perfect home grown bedding plant. Grow in large drifts for maximum impact. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 35cm (14"). More info
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