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Fluffy white flowers in spring followed by bright red poisonous berries in autumn. Likes damp shade. Slow to germinate. Often takes two years outdoors
Beautiful purple corn cockle. Larger flower than other corn cockles. Hardy annual 30"
(may be A. hubichtii, is very similar) Pale blue stars early summer. Fine leaves turn bright gold in autumn if grown in sun 24"
Clusters of fragrant soft rose flowers in summer, followed by long seedpods packed full of silky seeds. Narrow leaves, deep rooted, likes sun & moist soil. Very attractive to butterflies 3-4ft
Fine yellow umbels on fine branched stems, sparse narrow leaves, sickle-shaped, hence the name. Airy. Hardy, self sows, likes sun and drainage 15"
Fine yellow umbels on fine branched stems, sparse narrow sickleshaped leaves (hence the name). Airy. Hardy, self sows, likes sun and drainage 30"
Big upfacing ice-blue goblets in profusion on tidy low-growing mound. Often monocarpic, taking 2-3 years to bloom then setting seed and dying, but can persist for several years with good drainage. Spectacular in flower. 10" x 30"
Up to 20 big purple-throated fragrant white lilies on stout dark 6ft stem. 6 years to flower! Protect from slugs 6ft
Deep orange thistley flowers. Good cut flower fresh or dried. Flowers used for coloring food, but have little taste, and for dying cloth, hence the species name. Likes sun 36"
Billows of yellow flowers with a little grey-brown dot at the tip. Blooms in spring, pale leaves. Hardy, easy, fast-growing, self seeds. Sun or light shade, reasonable drainage 30"
Rose pink (or occasionally white) flowers on slightly furry grey leaves. Perennial if very good drainage 30"
Substantial upturned campanula-like purple flowers on tight mat of grassy leaves. Sun or light shade and very good drainage 4"
Rounded heads of lemon yellow flowers age to rusty orange by late summer. Mat of leathery evergreen leaves often turning reddish in autumn. Needs sun and good drainage 12"
Tight thimble-shaped creamy flowerheads on branching stems above rosette of shiny evergreen saw-toothed leaves. 4ft
Brilliant red shining poppies on fine grey-green foliage. Short-lived perennial, self sows true if don't grow others. Easy, likes sun & drainage 10"
Five bright orange seeds dangle from tips of bright pink jester's hat in Oct and Nov. Slender open shrub with slender leaves. Sun or shade 6ft. Needs warmth then prolonged cold. Slow to germinate
A very slow to bolt version of the edible bulb fennel. Needs to be sown late. Likes even moisture and sun, dislikes transplanting. Sow outdoors in mid June and again in July for two crops. 20" (36" if it flowers)
Large fuffy pink flowerheads on tall stems followed by long-lasting handsome seedheads. Likes damp 5-6ft
Purple flowers on finest trailing foliage. Tender, sometimes self sows. Good in baskets, pots or garden. Sow spring shallowly, keep warm 10"
Creamy white flowers with green veins. Very fragrant in the evening, smells like carnations. Winter-growing so needs a sheltered site or cold greenhouse, but will take some frost. Self sows when happy. Blooms in spring 36"
Hybrid swarm from G. acudentatum, G.corniculatum and G. flavum. Red, orange or yellow poppies on gorgeous wavy blue-grey leaves. Then 9" long extremely narrow seedpods (the horns). Needs sun & drainage, self sows 24"
Roots are the source of liquorice. Small lilac flowers followed by big inflated bristly seedheads, likes sun 4-5ft (10 seeds)
Coral red bell-shaped flowers from long red buds on slender branching red stems. Long narrow yucca-like leaves edged with white threads. Slow-growing. Needs sun and good drainage 40"
Very fragrant hardy annual climber. White flowers faintly edged purple 6ft For biggest plants sow in October, overwinter in coldframe and plant out in March. Alternatively, sow in spring
Very fragrant hardy annual climber. Pale blue-grey flowers 6ft For biggest plants sow in October, overwinter in coldframe and plant out in March. Alternatively, sow in spring
Very fragrant hardy annual climber. Soft lavender-blue flowers 6ft For biggest plants sow in October, overwinter in coldframe and plant out in March. Alternatively, sow in spring
Clusters of narrow brilliant red upright fringed flowers on tight mat of evergreen leaves. Needs sun and very good drainage 4"