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Brilliant red, dark-eyed, flowers above feathery green foliage. Likes sun and drainage, self sows 15"
Fine white umbels above fine cut leaves. Collected in China by Paul Barney of Edulis 18"
Wiry stems topped with a loose cluster of upward-facing flared blue-purple flowers. 12"-15" (15 seeds)
Dark tipped narrow yellow flowers, glaucous leaves. Black seeds. Hardy annual, full sun, good drainage, self sows. Sow spring and autumn for sequence of bloom 15"
Ridiculously bright red strawberry like fruits on long stems. Fruits are not sweet but pretty in salads. Leaves are similar to spinach and eaten the same way. Even the roots are edible. Flowers are insignificant Self sows 18"
Tall spires of densely packed honey-coloured flowers with brown veins inside and a hairy lower lip. Self sows. Fine in shade, even dry shade 45"
Huge spikes of small dark pink flowersafter 2-3 years. Narrow grey-green leaves look like they have been frosted. The leaves encircle the base of the spike and protrude among the flowers. Hates to be wet, use very gritty compost. Protect in winter with good ventilation 4-12ft (15 seeds)
Bright orange to red thickly fringed flowers like sturdy little powder puffs. Airy habit. Long slender stems good for cutting 15"+
Large red-orange daisies with yellow-orange centres above basal rosette of fleshy leaves in summer. Clump forming. Likes sun and good drainage 10"
Myriad small bright yellow flowers in lime green bracts on much branched stems. Perfect for cutting almost all year round. Short-lived perennial usually grown as annual. Should self seed. Sun or light shade 24"
Slender wands of delicate pink flowers 24"-30"
Pure white everlasting flowers with black central disc. Very striking. 18"
Wonderful leaves which curve down to meet below. Fragrant white flowers in September followed by pink calyxes. Lovely peeling bark. Elegant vase shaped small tree or multi-stem shrub 15-20ft
Handsome oak-leaf shaped leaves, long-lasting white flowers age to pale pink. Foliage turns wonderful shades of crimson and purple in the autumn and persists for months. Grow in sun or light shade, more sun tolerant than any other Hydrangea. good soil, not too dry 6ft.
Very fragrant hardy annual climber. Deep purple-blue 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. Palest lavender-blue 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 with cream flowers 6ft For biggest plants sow in October, overwinter in coldframe and plant out in March. Alternatively, sow in spring
Lovely subtle grey-mauve colour. Slender spires of tiny pale purple flowers, narrow blue-grey leaves. Self sows, a few may be darker purple or pink 36"
Exotic-looking brilliant red-orange tubular flowers beloved of hummingbirds, sturdy stems. Evergreen, will withstand light frosts, likes sun 5ft
Bright red-orange little poppies. Cheery small flowers happy in damp or dry shade. Will self sow to form a carpet where happy. Flowers on and off for many months 12"
Brilliiant deep red shining flowers on superfine foliage. Slow-growing, leaves becoming more dissected with age (3 seeds) 12"
Huge fragrant white flowers with long outer petals. Borderline hardy bulb, needs very good drainage and sun. Best in deep pots if you have cool summers, needs baking in summer to set its buds 18"
Ridiculous name. Small pale pink poppies on long slender stems. Lovely in May from an early autumn sowing, or in summer from a spring sowing 18"
Very long thin gold petals radiate from a dark centre above whorls of dark green leaves. Like an exotic insect landed on a stack of green umbrellas. Brilliant red seeds burst from a big central seedpod in autumn. A bigger bolder version of Paris quadrifolia Likes shade and good soil 30"
Delicious shining golden berries hidden in papery calyx. Big messy plants produce fruit over several months, even years if kept frost free. Usually grown as an annual. Prefers a fairly poor soil. Easy 4ft
Wonderful crinkled purple foliage. Easy, grows anywhere, but colors better in sun. Deadhead if you don't want lots 12"
Deep orange-red flowers in June. Silvery farina on stems. Likes good damp soil in sun or light shade. Short-lived but easy from seed 12"
Superfine elegant leaves, small yellow flowers in umbels. Blooms in spring 18" Photos by Dr. Alexandru Badarau, email@example.com
Enormous clump of 8ft sturdy stems topped with yellow daisies all summer. Likes sun