Fiesta Gitana is a neat dwarf grower, 30cm tall by 30cm across, with showy orange or yellow flowers some 6 cm in diameter. The flowers are charming in posies. Plant seed in situ from late summer until early spring. Height 30cm width 40cm.
Seed planted straight into the garden during late summer and autumn will produce a bright, happy display of long stemmed flowers which will last well in a winter or early spring vase. This is a mixture of lemon, yellow and orange flowers some green centred others black.
Californian poppy, the state flower of California, is an easily grown annual best planted by thinly sprinkling the seed in the garden during spring. It will germinate grow and produce its flowers in 6 to 8 weeks.
‘Carmine King’ has masses of deep carmine rose flowers with a creamy throat on 40cm tall stems. Easily grown in any sunny spot from seed sprinkled onto the surface of the garden. Sow seeds autumn to spring
From English seed house Thompson and Morgan comes this terrific new California poppy with double cherry red golden eyed flowers for many months during spring and summer. Sow seeds in situ autumn to spring.
A terrific new double to semi-double variety carry masses of copper-orange flowers for much of spring and summer. Sow seeds from autumn to spring on the surface of a raked spot in the garden and water in.
An old cottage garden strain of with very large flowers on a pyramid shaped plant. This strain has mostly the traditional “cup and saucer” shaped flowers with a large trumpet shaped bell sitting on a flat base.
These French heirloom carnations which date back to the 19th century have fully double frilly flowers, some 4-5cm across, with a delicious sweet spicy clove fragrance. Occasionally single flowers will be produced.
Large cream, velvet textured, cockscomb flowers are carried on 60cm tall stems throughout summer and autumn. Bred for commercial cut flower growers this excellent new variety is equally at home in the garden.
Sylphid carries long plumes of lime green flowers from January until frosts. A terrific cut flower it also makes a good border plant. It grows 60 to 80cm tall by 50cm wide. Plant seed under cover in early September and put into permanent position in November.
‘Purity’ is a tall white flowered variety selected from the ‘Sensation’ strain. From seed sown in situ during spring ‘Purity’ will make 100cm tall by 70cm wide plants topped by a profusion of large pure white flowers from early summer until autumn.