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Annual Flowers & Plants

This category of annual flowers & plants is made up of all species we offer which typically flower within the year of sowing already. Not all are annuals in a strict sense, some are biannuals whilst others are perennials in the Northern hemisphere. Most are fast growing and will reach flowering size within few months after sowing. They will thrive in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot, if not noted otherwise in the species' description.
Sow flat preferably from early to mid spring in any rich, well drained soil. Keep pots in a sunny and constantly warm spot inside at some 15°C to 25°C, e.g. on a window sill, in a heated greenhouse or in the wintergarden. Carefully transplant seedlings to the final spot in your garden in late spring or early summer, as soon as no more freezing nights are to be expected and night temperatures will stay above some 10°C. Several species, especially all winter hardy perennials, may be sowed directly to the ground in the garden in spring.
For more information on genera and quantity of seeds per package please refer to the specific category for a given plant.
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Matthiola incana (Brompton Stock)

Matthiola incana (Brompton Stock)

50 (80)cm, Brompton Levkoje is an annual to biannual species from costal areas in southern Europe and the western Mediterranean. Matthiola incana is similar to Matthiola maderensis and basically differs by narrower greyish-green leaves, a more branching habit and smaller but more numerous flowers usually in violet-pink shades. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Best grown as an annual, sow in early spring under glass and transplant to the garden after the last freezing nights end of spring. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package0593 € 2,99
Melampodium leucanthum (Blackfoot Daisy)

Melampodium leucanthum (Blackfoot Daisy)

15 (25)cm, Blackfoot Daisy is a most ornamental perennial with very large, daisy-like white flowers and a yellow center above fine foliage. Native of open spots in woods and meadows in southwestern USA. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. V-VII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 4757 € 4,99
Melothria pendula (Guadeloupe Mini Cucumber)

Melothria pendula (Guadeloupe Mini Cucumber)

200 (400)cm, Guadeloupe Mini Gourd is a vigorously fast growing herbaceous perennial climber from southern USA to Central America and can be grown as an annual. It has numerous small, oblong, white dotted and lined mini cucumbers which are very similar to those of Melothria scabra and which are edible while still being immature. Mature fruits are toxic and have a highly laxative effect. Easily cultivated in any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Either grow as an annual or keep the dormant rootstock in winter rather dry at a minimum of some 10°C. VI-IX.
20 seeds per package.

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Melothria scabra (Mexican Mini Cucumber)

Melothria scabra (Mexican Mini Cucumber)

200 (400)cm, Mini Gourd or Mouse Melon is a vigorously fast growing herbaceous perennial climber from Mexico and Central America, which can be grown as an annual as well. It has numerous small, oblong, green-striped mini cucumbers. Unripe fruits are edible and have a delicious refreshing taste and which can be eaten raw or sliced in salads. Mature fruits are toxic and have a highly laxative effect. Easily cultivated in any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Either cultivate plants as annuals or keep the dormant rootstock in winter rather dry at a minimum of some 10°C. VI-IX.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 3867 € 2,99
Merremia sibirica

Merremia sibirica

50cm, a hardy annual dwarf perennial climber native from Eastern Asia to northern China. Makes heart shaped to trilobed leaves and small pale blue, pale rose or white flower trumpets. Easily grown in any rich well drained soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. VI-VIII.
10 seeds per package.

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seed package 4952 € 4,99
Mesembryanthemum crystallinum (Iceplant)

Mesembryanthemum crystallinum (Iceplant)

15cm, Iceflower or Iceplant is an annual plant from South Africa, which has been widely naturalized in arid areas throughout the world. It makes low, multibranching mats with succulent leaves with a redish tinge in full sun and densely covered with crystal-like, liquid filled papillae and numerous small white flowers throughout summer. Its' leaves are edible, yet these do not have a significantly pleasant taste. Easily grown in any very well drained soil in full sun throughout the year. Plants may grow as biannuals, yet they are best kept as fast growing annuals. VI-VIII.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package8462 € 1,99
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Mimulus ringens (Monkey Flower)

Mimulus ringens (Monkey Flower)

80 (120)cm, Monkey Flower is a tall herbaceous perennial with showy axillary purplish-blue flowers on erect stalks. It is native of moist meadows, flood plains and along side streams throughout most of North America. Easily grown in any humus rich, well drained, always slightly moist soil in a preferably partial shade. VI-IX.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package 0016 € 2,99
Moluccella laevis (Bells of Ireland)

Moluccella laevis (Bells of Ireland)

100 (150)cm, Bells of Ireland is the more attractive and taller of the two Moluccella species. Moluccella laevis has fresh green, unusual, quite large, cup-like bracts from late summer through early autumn. The plant has a slight mint-like scent when bruised. For any rich, yet well drained soil in full sun. Seeds from a wild collection made in Anjar, Beka'a plains, Lebanon at some 1.050m. VI-IX.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 2937 € 2,99
Momordica balsamina (Balsam Appel)

Momordica balsamina (Balsam Appel)

3 (7)m, Balsam Apple is a strong growing annual vine native of tropical regions of Africa, Asia, and Australia. Its pale yellow flowers are followed by ovoid, warty, light green fruits, changing their color to bright-orange and containing several seeds covered with a brilliant scarlet coating. For any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot and a minimum of some 20°C during the growing season. VII-IX.
7 seeds per package.

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Monarda citriodora (Lemon Bergamot)

Monarda citriodora (Lemon Bergamot)

30 (80)cm, Lemon Bergamot is a showy, fast-growing annual with rich lemon-scented, lanceolate, serrated leaves and large, rose colored flowers fading to white over the flowering season. Native to Texas, USA. VI-IX.
30 seeds per package.

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Monarda pectinata (Spotted Horsemint)

Monarda pectinata (Spotted Horsemint)

40 (90)cm, Spotted Horsemint is a herbaceous, sometimes semi-woody perennial with an erect stem with opposite, hairy, lance shaped leaves with an oregano-like aromatic smell, and a terminal raceme with densely packed, small rose to lavender flowers. The leaves have antibacterial and antifungal properties and are used in the preparation of teas. Native of sunny spots in meadows in North America (Vermont to Minnesota, south to Florida, and E Texas and Mexico). For any rich, very well drained, preferably slightly rocky or sandy soil in full sun. III-VII.
30 seeds per package.

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Nasturtium officinale (Two-rowed Watercress)

Nasturtium officinale (Two-rowed Watercress)

30 (50)cm, Two-rowed Watercress has pinnate, glossy, dark green leaves. The spicy young shoots and leaves are used in salads and soups. Makes terminal clusters of small white flowers in summer. For any humus rich, always moist soil in a partially shaded to sunny spot. Excellent in pots filled to some 5cm in height with water above soil level. IV-VII.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package 2099 € 2,99
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Nemophila maculata (Fivespot)

Nemophila maculata (Fivespot)

10 (15)cm, Fivespot is a short stalked annual with several showy white to rarely pale rose bowl-shaped flowers with dark purplish spots from late spring to early summer. It is native of grasslands and open spots from central to southern California (USA). Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny or partially shaded spot in the garden. Sow fine seed flat directly to the ground in the garden in mid spring. V-VI.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 5414 € 4,99*
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Nemophila menziesii var. menziesii (Baby Blue-Eyes)

Nemophila menziesii var. menziesii (Baby Blue-Eyes)

10 (15)cm, Baby Blue-Eyes is a short stalked annual with several beaufitul sky blue flowers with a white center from late spring to early summer. It is native of grasslands and open spots in woods from Oregon to Baja California (USA). Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny or partially shaded spot in the garden. Sow fine seed flat directly to the ground in the garden in mid spring. V-VI.
20 seeds per package.

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Nicandra physalodes (Apple of Peru)

Nicandra physalodes (Apple of Peru)

120 (150)cm, Apple of Peru is a fast growing annual with a dense and broad crown of yellowish green leaves and large sky blue to pale lilac blue bell-flowers with a white center, which are followed by inflated, yellow physalis-like fruits. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Sow directly to the ground in the garden towards the end of spring. Will readily self-sow under suitable conditions as seeds are frost resistant. VI-IX.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 2287 € 0,99
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Nigella damascena (Damascene Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella damascena (Damascene Love-in-a-mist)

30 (40)cm, Damascene Love-in-a-mist is a showy annual from the Mediterranean through Asia Minor. It makes pale blue to always white flowers above filigree leaves. Flowers are followed by inflated capsules which may serve for dry flower arrangements. Unlike those from the closely related Nigella sativa, seeds from Nigella damascena shall not be eaten for containing a high amount of alkaloids! Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Sow after the last freezing nights in mid spring directly to the ground in the garden. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package7387 € 2,99
Nigella hispanica (Spanish Love-in-a-mist)

Nigella hispanica (Spanish Love-in-a-mist)

40 (60)cm, Spanish Love-in-a-mist is probably the showiest member in its genus and native in the western Mediterranean region. Nigella hispanica is an annual species and produces rather larger, rich ink-blue flowers above filigree leaves, later followed by inflated seed capsules. Unlike those from the closely related Nigella sativa, seeds from Nigella hispanica shall not be eaten for containing a high amount of alkaloids! Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Sow after the last freezing nights in mid spring directly to the ground in the garden. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package0595 € 2,99
Nigella sativa (Black Cumin)

Nigella sativa (Black Cumin)

40 (50)cm, Black Cumin is an ornamental annual species from south and southwest Asia. It has pale blue to white flowers above filigree leaves. Flowers are followed by inflated capsules which contains black, aromatic bitter seeds. These are usually used roasted as a spice in various dishes in India and as a topping on a special kind of bread in Turkey and its' neighboring states. Sow after the last freezing nights in mid spring directly to the ground in the garden. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package8345 € 0,99
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Nolana humifusa (Little Bells)

Nolana humifusa (Little Bells)

50 (100)cm, Little Bells is a fast growing, prostrate, almost mat-forming annual with quite large, lavender-blue flower cups with lilac-black streaks inside. It is native of dryish soils in Peru. Easily grown in any rich, well dained soil in a sunny spot. Excellent in the rock garden or in a hanging basket. Sow seeds in any rich, well drained substrate in pots in mid spring at some 20°C. Keep pots in a sunny spot. Transplant seedlings to the final spot in the garden after the last freezing nights by the end of spring to early summer. VI-VIII.
10 seeds per package.

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seed package8018 € 4,99
Nolana reichei (Flower of Seven Colors)

Nolana reichei (Flower of Seven Colors)

50 (100)cm, Flower of Seven Colors is a fast growing, prostrate, annual species endemic to north-central Chile. Nolana reichei produces eye catching large blue shaded flowers and an inner yellow eye surrounded by a dark violet-blue ring. It is easily grown in any rich, well dained soil in a sunny spot. Excellent in the rock garden or in a hanging basket. Sow seeds in any rich, well drained substrate in pots in mid spring at some 20°C. Keep pots in a sunny spot. Carefully transplant seedlings to the final spot in the garden after the last freezing nights by the end of spring to early summer. VI-VIII.
10 seeds per package.

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seed package0591 € 4,99
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Ocimum basilicum (Genovese Basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Genovese Basil)

40 (70)cm, Genovese Basil is the common basil from Italy and an essential ingredient for the famous Pesto sauce. This cultivar has broad, slightly undulated glossy leaves and a very rich and spicy taste, which can be added to salads as well. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in full sun. Sow after the last freezing nights directly to the ground in the garden by the end of spring. Do not cover sowings with soil for all basil species require light for germination. VII-IX.
20 seeds per package.

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Ocimum basilicum (Lebanese Basil)

Ocimum basilicum (Lebanese Basil)

30 (50)cm, Lebanese Basil is a wild ocurring basil from the eastern Mediterranean. It is very similar to Genovese Basil, yet this form is slightly smaller in all aspects. The glossy leaves have a very rich and spicy taste and are used for salads. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in full sun. Sow after the last freezing nights directly to the ground in the garden by the end of spring. Do not cover sowings with soil for all basil species require light for germination. Original collection made at Jadra/Jiyé, some 12 km S of Beyrouth, 180m. VII-IX.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package8422 € 1,99*
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Papaver dubium ssp. lecoqii (Rose Long-Head Poppy)

Papaver dubium ssp. lecoqii (Rose Long-Head Poppy)

30 (45)cm, Rose Long-Head Poppy is a rarer subspecies with small pale rose instead of bright orange flowers as in the nominal subspecies dubium. Papaver dubium ssp. lecoqii is an easily cultivated annual for any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Sow flat directly after the last freezing nights in mid spring. Do not cover seeds with soil. Under appropriate conditions this species will readily self-sow. V-VII.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package0587 € 3,99
Papaver heterophyllum (Californian Wind Poppy)

Papaver heterophyllum (Californian Wind Poppy)

30 (50)cm, Californian Wind Poppy (syn. Stylomecon heterophylla) is a rather rarel culitvated annual from California and adjacent areas. Papaver heterophyllum makes utmost showy, intense orange-red flowers above finely cut foliage. A beautiful dwarf member of the Papaveraceae which is easily grown in any rich, slightly moist soil in preferably partial shade. Will readily selfsow under appropriate conditions. IV-V.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package 6340 € 4,99
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Papaver purpureomarginatum Exclusive

Papaver purpureomarginatum Exclusive

10 (20)cm, a rarely cultivated, dwarf annual species with an usually flat basal rosette of feathered leaves and several short, upright stalks with orange red to pale purplish red flowers. Native of rocky, sunny sites in Turkey, Cyprus and Syria. IV-VI.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package 4581 € 4,99