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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.
Stock 'Cinderella Series Mixed'
Matthiola incana, GillyflowerMore info
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.
Culinary note: try crystallising the flowers for a tasty cake decoration, or use them to make a delicately flavoured syrup to use with puddings. For more details about edible flowers click here.More info
Stock 'Giant Perfection Mixed'
Matthiola incana, Gillyflower
Invaluable summer bedding plants with dense showy spikes of sweet scented flowers. Justifiably popular for beds, borders, cut flowers and they also make magnificent plants for winter flowering in the cold greenhouse.More info
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