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Ipomoea purpurea 'Light Blue Star' - Morning Glory (10926 readers)
Contributed by amazon 25.01. 2008 09:26:43 Topic: Plants / Annuals

A spectacular Morning Glory. Each light blue bloom is enhanced bay an exquisite, deep violet, five pointed star shooting out from its central, white throat. Flowers all summer. Beautiful climber, ideal for climbing up trellis and fences or obelisks in container. ...

Petunia - 'Merlin Blue Morn' - Petunia (17283 readers)
Contributed by amazon 04.12. 2007 11:14:17 Topic: Plants / Annuals

Petunia Merlin Blue Morn- A distinctly different blue and white petunia, the 2½-inch blooms are pure white in the center with a soft transition to velvety blue on the petal edge. The bicolor pattern is highly visible from a distance. Best garden performance will occur in full sun. The branching plants will spread 18 to 30 inches and attain a mature height of 15 to 20 inches. Merlin Blue Morn is highly recommended for use in hanging baskets or patio containers. ...

Tagetes lucida - Mexican Mint Marigold (9688 readers)
Contributed by amazon 28.11. 2007 10:18:35 Topic: Plants / Annuals

Aromatic, anise-flavored leaves are used in seasoning sauces, soups, teas, and vinegar. Bears narrow, glossy green, serrated leaves and small yellow flowers in clusters. The dried leaves and flowers are brewed into a tea traditionally used for colic and malaria. Used as a poultice for rattlesnake bites and ceremonially by native peoples in Central-Southern Mexico. ...

Oxalis valdiviensis 'Lucky Gold' - Shamrock (10256 readers)
Contributed by amazon 14.11. 2007 13:18:27 Topic: Plants / Annuals

An attractive plant that can be used as a summer annual or as a shamrock pot plant for St Patricks day celebrations. The leaves are bright green and have a perfect shamrock shape with three leaflets. Multiple seedlings in a small pot will give a good effect in approx 2 months from sowing. Flowers during summer with masses of orange-yellow flowers over a long period ideal for pots and bedding. Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, containers, pot plants and as a shamrock. Great houseplant! Rare! ...

Amaranthus caudatus - Love-Lies-Bleeding (22303 readers)
Contributed by amazon 14.11. 2007 12:31:15 Topic: Plants / Annuals

Called Flower Gentle by Culpepper, this tall plant produces pinkish-red, draping plumes with distinctly beautiful, opalescent, tiny seed that is both ornamental and edible. Can be used as both a cut or dried flower. Sow directly, 8-10 seeds per foot when soil is warm and danger of frost has passed. For an earlier crop, can be planted in flats and transplanted at 4-8 inches tall when danger of frost has passed. For cut flowers, pick at peak of bloom. Leave heads on plants until they drop a few se ...

Papaver commutatum 'Ladybird' - Flanders Poppy (6610 readers)
Contributed by amazon 21.10. 2007 11:40:46 Topic: Plants / Annuals

Charming relative of the corn field poppy producing shining crimson single blooms with a black blotch. Easy and cheerful. Flowers summer. Height 45cm (18in). ...

Polygonum Orientale - Kiss Me Over The Garden Gate (16560 readers)
Contributed by amazon 13.10. 2007 10:38:59 Topic: Plants / Annuals

First grown in the United States by Thomas Jefferson, Kiss-Me-Over-The-Garden-Gate is a spectacular, old-fashioned cottage garden favorite. Fast growing, the thick, sturdy stems rise to 5Â and bear flamboyant, arching, pendulous bright pink, bead like, flower clusters 3-4 long. Lush, heart-shaped leaves are very pretty. Makes an excellent cut flower too. Rich soil is best. 5-10 ft. Hardy Annual/Reseeding. Make an excellent sumer hedge. Lures beneficial pollinators such as bees, wasps and flies. ...

Nicotiana alata - Jasmine Tobacco (6623 readers)
Contributed by amazon 07.10. 2007 20:08:03 Topic: Plants / Annuals

A profusion of fragrant, trumpet-shaped, pale pink to white blossoms sit on a stem arising from a rosette of thick, velvety leaves. The flowers are intoxicatingly fragrant in the evening and are 2 cm. across. Can be a trap crop for potato beetles. To 4 ft. tall. Annual. (80-85 days) ...

Helianthus annuus 'Italian White' - Sunflower (8539 readers)
Contributed by amazon 27.09. 2007 08:46:32 Topic: Plants / Annuals

Boldly contrasting, big creamy white flowers with deep chocolate centres. Excellent for flower arranging and great at back of borders or against a tall wall where they provide atmosphere and contrast. Flowers summer. Height 4-5ft. ...

Callistephus chinensis 'Hulk' - China Aster (12570 readers)
Contributed by amazon 27.09. 2007 08:34:58 Topic: Plants / Annuals

Hulk is easy to grow in full sun and any moist garden soil. The plant reaches 21 inches high and 14 to 16 inches wide, with good side branching (for more blooms!) and a neat, upright habit. Ideal for the cutting garden, beds, borders, the patio, and containers. ...

Papaver somniferum - Opium Poppy (8222 readers)
Contributed by amazon 20.09. 2007 07:55:49 Topic: Plants / Annuals

This seed has been saved for generations for its beautiful show of lavender flowers which are followed by closed seed pods filled with poppy seeds. The blue bread seeds can be harvested and used for baking. (85 days) Approx.: 150 seeds per pack. Heirloom. Grows 1-2 tall. Reseeds readily! Moisture: Moderate Exposure: Full Sun Proper name: Papaver somniferum ...

Papaver somniferum 'Hens and Chickens' - Opium Poppy (11920 readers)
Contributed by amazon 16.09. 2007 04:58:18 Topic: Plants / Annuals

The Hens and Chickens Poppy has large, lilac flowers followed by seedpods that are arranged as a large pod surrounded by several small pods like a mother hen & her chicks. Extremely decorative, they are in much demand for dried flower arrangements. ...

Ipomoea alba - Moonflower (6440 readers)
Contributed by amazon 31.08. 2007 10:03:38 Topic: Plants / Annuals

The moonflower is a vigorous twining vine that is very fast growing in really hot weather. It is a tender tropical perennial but is now seeing popular use as an annual vine in colder areas. This close relative of the morning glory has similar heart shaped leaves that are a rich green and 4-8 (10-20 cm) inches long. They provide a beautiful backdrop for the spectacular moonflowers. This vine also known as the evening glory as its buds open in late afternoon and last only until mornings light tran ...

Helianthus annuus - Common Sunflower (5843 readers)
Contributed by amazon 06.08. 2007 10:02:00 Topic: Plants / Annuals

Multiple blossoms hight on sturdy to-branching 8-12 tall plants. Flowers have soft, creamy, pale-yellow petals with a dark chocolate center. Great when used as a living screen or windbreak. Try planting along a fence or building. ...

Pelargonium citrosum - Citrosa Geranium, Mosquito Plant (40648 readers)
Contributed by amazon 08.07. 2007 10:14:07 Topic: Plants / Annuals

The Mosquito Plant is a genetically engineered geranium hybrid with a unique characteristic: it repels mosquitoes! It is easily grown as a potted patio plant, and easily enjoyed for its attractive foliage and sweet lemony scent, as well as for its mosquito repelling powers. It produces a leafy, attractive, foot-tall plant during its first season. ...

Bacopa ‘Bridal Showers’™ - Bacopa Bridal Showers (16398 readers)
Contributed by amazon 16.05. 2007 10:18:28 Topic: Plants / Annuals

Bacopa Cordata is a rather rapid spreading annual used in container planting. Creating a beautiful shower of tiny white flowers flowing. Blooms all summer in sun to part shade. Makes a lovely hanging baskets also ...

Petunia grandiflora 'Blue Spark Cascadia' - Blue Spark Cascadia Petunia (11895 readers)
Contributed by amazon 16.05. 2007 09:57:58 Topic: Plants / Annuals

Showy lavender-blue and white bicolor blossoms are an eye-catching accent wherever theyre displayed. A petunia unlike any youve ever seen before! Extremely long blooming - early spring to first frost - with avalanches of smaller flowers and lush, heart-shaped leaves which cascade as long as 8-10. ...