This blend has a good mix of primrose, gold, orange, red, mahogany and more on moderately vigorous trailing plants. Can be used as a groundcover, a climber on a trellis, to trail on paths as in Giverny or in a hanging basket.
This small growing nasturtium makes a mound 40cm by 40cm and produces 5cm blooms in shades of red, pink, orange and yellow from late spring until frosts. The flowers can be used in salads and the edible leaves have a peppery flavour.
Moonlight wan, creamy flowers, the closest to white of any nasturtium, make a delightful contrast to deeper coloured varieties. A compact grower making 30cm tall by 50cm wide. Sow seeds in spring for a long summer and autumn display.
A new semi-trailling variety which carries dark red flowers held clear of the green streaked white variegated foliage for all of the warmer months. In frosty areas sow seed in early November is warmer areas sow as early as September. Height 30cm spread 100cm.
An Award of Garden Merit annual producing white flowers some 4-5cm across during spring and summer. The ornamental seed pods are great as a cut flower. Sow seeds during late winter and early spring. When established will self sow.
The yellow flowers stand proud above dark green ferny foliage on 50cm tall stems. The seed heads are ornamental and dry well for dried flower arrangements. Sow seed 1/2cm deep in situ during late winter and spring. Will self sow.
The flowers with shades of grey, purple, navy on a white base with intricate deep purple centres make excellent cut flowers as well as being a good garden subject. The unusual seed pods are useful both fresh and dried. Direct sow from mid-autumn until late spring.
A tried and true garden strain with all the colours, white, pink, lemon, red, yellow each as beautiful as the next. Easily grown in any sunny garden bed. Broadcast seeds in situ during late autumn and winter for flowering from late winter until early summer.
A unique and impressive new poppy strain, 'Pandora' blooms in surprising combinations of shades from the deepest burgundy red to pinkish red all with silver-grey stripes on the lower petals. Direct surface sow into their final garden position.
This is the strain that the Welsh artist Cedric Morris developed in his Suffolk garden ‘Benton End’. A mixture of soft smoky colours, grey, lilac, mauve, pink, soft orange and white. Many of the poppies are flecked and there are some picotees.
Winner of the Royal Horticultural Society’s prestigious Award Of Garden Merit ‘Silver Cup’ has large hibiscus-like flowers, pink with a silver sheen. A strong compact plant growing some 60cm tall by 40cm across. Direct sow seed in a sunny garden bed in spring.
Cherry Brandy is a superb new strain. It carries cherry red flowers all summer long on vigorous plants. Plant seed individually 1/2cm deep in 5 or 7.5cm pots in early September and plant out in November or plant seed straight into the garden late October.
‘Indian Summer’ has the largest flowers of any strain. Each bloom can be 15cm across. Warm yellow black eyed flowers, up to 15cm across are produced on strong 100cm tall stems from early summer until late autumn. Space 40cm apart.