Annual flower descriptions
Annual Flower Descriptions
Note: We grow most annuals as 4 plants per 3 1/2 in. pots. These pots offer each plant 35 % more soil than is common in conventional greenhouses. Please note also that Castor Beans are planted as singles.
This list includes some varieties we may not be growing this year, so please consult the 2016 Plant Catalogue before you order.
New Carpet of Snow
|Sun/Part Shade||White. Borders and planters. Space 15 cm. Likes moist
– Love Lies Bleeding
|Sun||Wine-red hanging ropes. Background or feature. Space 45
cm. Height 90 cm.
|Part Shade||Sprawls or hangs well to 60 cm. with bright pink
flowers. Succulent. All Summer.
|Bachelor’s Button||Sun||Blue, Pink, White Mix. Background or Mixed Garden.
Space15 cm. 40 cm tall. Great for cutting and drying. Blue
Boy (blue only) also available.
|Amaranthus – Velvet Curtains||Sun||60 cm plants with upright plumes – all burgundy. Bushy. Striking. Good Cut Flwrs|
|Castor Bean||Sun||Deep green tropical foliage. Feature plant or for
background. Space 60 cm. 120 cm tall. Fast growing. Discourages moles
in the garden.
plant noted for its exquisite evening aroma. Place near the
|Gazania Sunshine Mix||Sun||2″ daisy-like gold/rust/yellow/white mix of blooms on 25 cm plants. Enjoys dry.|
|Grass – Bunny Tail||Sun||Fluffy seed heads on 25 cm stalks. Containers or garden. Drought tolerant. Dries.|
– Safari Mix
tall. Extended season with large semi open organge, yellow and rust
|Marig.- Yellow Gem||Sun||30 cm
tall. Ferny foliage. Masses of small, single yellow blooms.
– Orange Gem
tall. Ferny foliage. Masses of small, single orange blooms.
|Pansy – Large Mix||Sun/Pt Shade||15 cm. Happy face in wide colour range.
Flowers profusely. Edible flowers.
|Poppy – Mary’s Ukrainian||Sun||Red to Purple single blooms with darker centres. Blue-green leaves. Self seeds.|
|Poppy – California||Sun||Orange and yellow blooms. 20 cm tall, sprawling plants.
Self seed. Cheery/Hardy.
– Lady Bird
tall plants. Flanders Field type with red blooms and black
– Double Mix
hot, sunny locations. Low growing with white, yellow, orange, pink and
– Toto Mix
gold, lemon, rust blooms on 30 cm stems. Heat tolerant. Cutting. Fall.
|Snapdragon – Black||Sun||Very dark Red flowers on purple tinged leaves all summer and fall. 70 cm.|
|Zinnia – Red Spider||Sun||Many 1″ Red spider-like blooms on 60 cm bushy plants. Old, very rare flower.|
tall. Double, bi-colour, expressive blooms in many colour combinations.