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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.
Papaver commutatum, Caucasian Scarlet PoppyMore info
Heartsease, Wild PansyA charming and prolific baby pansy with an unbeatable combination of 3-4 colours in each FLOWER! It will flower continuously from summer to winter, is compact enough for rockeries, walls or edging and will self sow seedlings. Flowers summer to winter. Height: 15-23cm (6-9in). The petals make a colourful addition to green salads, can be candied to top desserts etc. or used to make violet soup. Write to us for a free leaflet with recipes for a wide range of edible flowers.
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.More info
Linaria maroccana 'Northern Lights Mixed'
Toadflax, Annual Toadflax
A highly original bedding plant, the Linaria is low-growing and has attractive grey-green foliage. This is flanked, through the summer months, by a myriad of flowers in a wealth of bright and striking shades.More info
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