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A good selection of Hardy Annuals for Summer Colour

Most seed catalogues will have a good selection of hardy annuals that can simply be sown into their flowering positions in the garden.

It is probably easier to see the list in a catalogue - rather than having to look through the seed racks in a garden centre, which tend to be just a mass of colour - arranged alphabetically - no help!

Our list below should help you pick a good range. remember that popular varieties can sell out early! many re-seed themselves.



  • Alyssum - sweet smelling white flowers - low for front edge
  • Anchusa - bright blue flowers on medium size plant
  • Pot marigold (Calendula officinalis). The old fashioned English Marigold - re-seeds as well
  • Candytuft (Iberis) - A range of mainly pink and blue shades. Not to confuse with the perennial white rock plant.
  • Clarkia - Tall spikes (2ft - 600mm) of delicate pink shades - easy
  • Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) - Blues and pinks - a good carpeting plant
  • Godetia - has to be one of my favourites - with masses of pink flowers -good carpeting
  • Gypsophila - Gyp - a great white for mid or back border
  • Larkspur (Delphinium annual) - masses of blues and pink spikes
  • Mallow (Lavatera trimestris) - a real show off!
  • Poached-egg flower (Limnanthes douglasii), plenty of flowers - name describes well
  • Love-lies-bleeding (Amaranth us caudatus) - An unusual drooping pink - try it.
  • Night¬scented stock (Matthiola bicornis), dainty - and VERY scented
  • Mignonette (Reseda odorata). Not the showiest - but the scent - whaw!
  • Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus), Every garden should have them
  • Love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena) Haunting powder blue
  • Poppies (Papaver) - spolit for choice. the Shirly poppies are good - as are the opium poppies - Icelandic or Papaver somniferum
  • Annual scabious (Scabiosa atropurpurea), Pastel blues and pinks - good carpeting
  • Sunflower (Helianthus annuus), Not just yellow these days - lemon through to almost black!
  • Sweet pea (Lathyrus odoratus). No need to describe - go for it! Let them cover a fence or compost bin.

There are others to try - but these hardy annuals will get you off to a good start, and they are so easy. Just scatter these hardy annuals where you want them to flower!

Most hardy annuals can be sown in April - or earlier if it is not too cold.






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