Florists Blue Boy’ is a commercial cut flower strain of this popular, dreamy blue annual. Plant seed in a sunny spot in the open garden from late summer until late winter for a good spring or early summer display. Height 80cm. Space 20cm by 20cm.
‘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.
A new exceptional Cosmos with a unique contrasting colour pattern. The petals of the large dark red flowers are striped white. Some flowers are white with a dark red picotee. Grows up to 80cm tall by 60cm across.
Easily grown annuals which do best when planted straight into the garden. This is my favourite strain which I grow most years in a bed in the vegetable garden. The single flowers are in a range of pink, lavender, magenta, and white on 120 cm tall plants.
A new first year flowering strain of foxgloves, a mixture of four colours, white, pale pink, mid-pink and purple. If seed is sown during August and early September the plants will bloom the following summer.
The pure white and green flower bracts, carried on 60cm to 80 cm tall stems, make a great cut flower. Take care with this plant as the sap can cause rashes so wear glasses, gloves and long sleeves when handling it.
Hollyhocks were a mainstay of cottage gardens during the 19th century and the early part of last century. Deep blackcurrant-purple single flowers. Sow seed in situ or in individual pots from mid-summer until early spring.
A great colour range of fully double flowers, rose, yellow, maroon, salmon pink, scarlet and white on 250cm tall stems. Plant seed in individual pots during February and March and plant out into the garden when ready.
This new cut flower series is a great improvement on older strains. Strong stems carry long spires of fully double flowers. Upward growing side branches mean less tangling when flowers are being picked.
A marvellous little annual which will flower quickly from seed sprinkled onto the garden. Sow seed during autumn and again from late winter through spring for a vivid display of the reddest of red flowers. 30cm.
We planted this strain in the double flower borders in the vegetable garden last year. It produced large, 8cm diameter, fully double flowers from January until mid-April. A tall grower suitable for cut flowers as well as the garden.
This creamy white variety was bred in America fifty or more years ago and has stood the test of time. Growing 60cm tall by 80cm across it produces its very large flowers for many summer and autumn months. Sow seed in spring.