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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.
Californian Poppy 'Golden Tears'
Eschscholzia maritima prostrata, California poppyA California poppy with a difference! From an early sowing it transplants without setback, flowering in May and still smothered in wondrous golden-yellow flowers in September. Growing to only 23cm (9”) high but with amazing semi-trailing stems up to 60cm (24”) long, Eschscholzia 'Golden Tears' naturally suits all types of containers and ground cover. Bred by T&M, it has also been awarded a Fleuroselect Quality Mark! Height: 23cm (9”). Spread: 60cm (24”). More info
Californian Poppy 'Red Chief'
Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy
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