RHS Easy Growing Flower Seed Collection
For all you beginner gardeners, flowers for easy growing are a collection of 6 varieties of seeds, which are bright, vivid and most importantly easy to grow. The perfect starter seeds for anyone who is looking to start growing but doesn't know where to start.
The seeds included are poor soil resistant and robust plants that anyone can get started with. These seeds would make a lovely gift for anyone you know that is new to gardening and looking for some easy growing seeds to start with.
Calendula Indian Prince - Calendula Officinalis (hardy annual) height 30cms - average of 500 seeds
Easy to sow and grow, robust plants for reliable displays
Larkspur Frosted Skies - Consolida Ambigua (hardy annual) height 90cms - average of 75 seeds
Tall flowers over beautiful foliage, ideal filler for summer borders. Caution: These flowers are harmful if eaten.
Poppy Bridal Silk - Papaver Rhoeas(hardy annual) height 60cms - average of 500 seeds
Delightful cottage garden poppies to catch the wind
California Poppy Ivory Castle - Eschscholzia californica (hardy annual) height 30cms - average of 150 seeds
Flourishes even in poor soil and hot/dry conditions
Nasturtium Golden Jewel - Tropaeolum Majus (hardy annual) height 30cm - average 15 seeds
Plentiful free-flowering plants that thrive in poor soil
Sunflower Italian White - Helianthus Debilis (hardy annual) height 150cm - average 20 seeds
Tall bushy flowers that produces a bumper crop of small sunflower heads.
Calendula Indian Prince
Sow outdoors - From March to June in flowering position, ensure to cover lightly with a fine soil, firm the seeds gently and keep the soil moist. Keep the seeds at approx. Thin young plants to 20cms apart and make 2-3 sowings for a longer flowering season. Keep moist and weed free, this will ensure that the seeds flower between May & October. Late sowings will flower the following year.
Larkspur Frosted Skies
Sow outdoors - From March to May or August to October in flowering position. Cover the seeds lightly with fine soil, firm gently and keep moist. Thin young plants to 25cms apart. Make 2-3 sowings for a longer flowering season. These flowers will bloom in June to September and late sowings will flower later in the year.
CAUTION: THESE FLOWERS ARE HARMFUL IF EATEN
Poppy Bridal Silk
Sow outdoors - From March to May or August to October in flowering position. Cover seeds lightly with fine soil, firm gently and keep moist. Thin young plants to 15cms apart and make 2-3 sowings for a longer flowering season. The plant should flower between June to October, later sowings will flower the following year.
California Poppy Ivory Castle
Sow outdoors - From March to May or August to October in flowering position. Cover the seeds lightly with fine soil and firm gently. Make sure to keep the soil most. Thin young plants to 15cms apart and make 2-3 sowings for a longer flowering season. Keep the seedlings moist and weed free. Protect later sowings with cloches in the wintertime, especially if it is frosty. This plant will flower between June & October and later sowings will flower the following year.
Nasturtium Golden Jewel
Sow outdoors - From April to June 1.5cms deep in flowering position. Sow seeds 20cms apart, firm soil gently and keep moist.
Sow indoors - From February to May, singly in pots. Keep at 15-20°C and keep moist. Stand outside for a few days in later May to avoid the frosts. After this, plant out 20cms apart - this should ensure the Nasturtiums bloom between June & October
Sunflower Italian White
Sow outdoors - From March to May 1.5cms deep in the soil in flowering position. Sow two seeds together with 45cms between the pairs. Firm gently and keep moist. Remove weaker seedling leaving one per position. Water well to replace any disturbed soil. Removed seedlings can be transplanted to a new position if they have survived or you want more flowers. The Italian white sunflowers will bloom between June & September
A collection of 6 varieties of seeds that are bright, colourful and easy to grow.
Seed sowing and growing definition guide:
Hardy Annual - These flowers complete their life cycle in one year
Half-hardy Annual - These plants also cycle through their life span in the space of one year, the main difference between a half hardy annual and a hardy annual is that the half hardy annuals require more time to grow.
Hardy Biennial - A group of plants that are sown in the spring or summer and moved to their blossoming position in the autumn or early spring the following year. They will flower roughly 12 months after they've been sown.
Hardy Perennial - Perennial plants will go on flowering year after year as long as they are cared for.
Half-hardy Perennial - A group of seeds that need to be sown in a propagator or heated greenhouse early in the year. These plants will blossom in their first season.
Flowering Position - The place in your garden that you want your plants to bloom
Thin - Thinning seedlings means removing some of the plants that are growing too closely to one and other.
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