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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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Cerinthe major var. purpurascens  (Tall Violet Honeywort)

Cerinthe major var. purpurascens (Tall Violet Honeywort)

30 (50)cm, Tall Violet Honeywort is a beautiful annual, losley branching species from the Mediterranean with broad oval, plain bluish-green leaves and showy nodding yellowish flowers with a reddish-purple outer tip. Easily cultivated in any rich rich, well drained soil in full sun. IV-VIII.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 4530 € 3,99
Chrysanthemum segetum

Chrysanthemum segetum

30 (50)cm, annual with beautiful, bright yellow flower heads above glossy, deeply dissected leaves. Native of the E Mediterranean. Collection originally made in Jadra/Jiyé (10km S of Beyrouth, Lebanon), growing in rocky soils in open to partially shaded spots. V-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 2022 € 3,99
Citrullus colocynthis (Bitter Apple)

Citrullus colocynthis (Bitter Apple)

1 (3)m, Colocynth or Bitter Apple has a perennial roostock and makes annual crawling vines with deeply 5-lobed leaves, bright yellow, small flowers and mandarine to pomelo sized, poisonous fruits, which are used for decoration purposes. Easily grown as an annual in any rich, well drained soil in full sun with precultivation in pots in late spring at some 20°C. VI-VII.
7 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package0308 € 2,99
Citrullus ecirrhosus (Namib Tsamma) Exclusive

Citrullus ecirrhosus (Namib Tsamma) Exclusive

3m, Namib Tsamma is a South African, annual creeping to climbing vine with large, ornamental fruits (non-edible). For any rich, well drained soil in full sun and a climbing aid. VI-VIII.
7 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 3695 € 4,99
Citrullus lanatus (Wild Watermelon) Exclusive

Citrullus lanatus (Wild Watermelon) Exclusive

3 (5)m, Wild Watermelon is the South African wild species of the commonly cultivated watermelon. It makes annual creeping to climbing vines and ornamental, dark to mid green, pale yellowish-green fleshed fruits (not edible). For any rich, well drained soil in full sun, can be grown on the ground or with a climbing aid. VI-VIII.
7 seeds per package.

U.S. customers only: seeds cannot be shipped to the U.S.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (beige seeds)8731 € 0,99*
seed package (beige seeds)
(beige seeds)
seed package (dark brown seeds)3694 € 0,99*
seed package (dark brown seeds)
(dark brown seeds)
seed package (greenish-grey seeds)8732 € 0,99*
seed package (greenish-grey seeds)
(greenish-grey seeds)
seed package (maroon, dark freckled seeds)8733 € 0,99
seed package (maroon, dark freckled seeds)
(maroon, dark freckled seeds)
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Citrullus rehmii

Citrullus rehmii

3m, is a South African annual creeping to climbing vine with most ornamental, pink and olive green spotted, mandarin sized fruits (non-edible). For any rich, well drained soil in full sun and a climbing aid. VI-VIII.
7 seeds per package.

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seed package 3696 € 4,99
Cleome hassleriana (Spider Plant)

Cleome hassleriana (Spider Plant)

120 (150)cm, Spider Plant is a most ornamental and fast growing annual from South America. It has cannabis-like foliage and numerous quite large flowers in shades from rich violet-pink to pale rose and white. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in full sun. Sow directly to the ground in the garden after the last freezing nights in mid spring. VII-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package6978 € 2,99
seed package
Cleome serrulata (Rocky Mountain Bee Plant)

Cleome serrulata (Rocky Mountain Bee Plant)

90 (150)cm, Rocky Mountain Bee Plant is a showy annual with a dense terminal spike of unique pink, pale rose or white flowers above spirally arranged trifoliate leaves. The Rocky Mountain Bee Plant is native of semi-moist prairies in northern and central North America. For any humus rich, well drained soil in full sun. It will readily self-sow under appropriate conditions. V-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 4855 € 3,99*
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Convolvulus siculus ssp. siculus

Convolvulus siculus ssp. siculus

15 (40)cm, a dwarf annual morning glory with small skyblue flowers on erect to slightly creeping stalks. Native of rocky sunny sites throughout the western Mediterranean. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Sow directly to the ground after the last freezing nights in late spring. VII-IX.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 4557 € 3,99*
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Convolvulus tricolor (Tricolored Morning-Glory)

Convolvulus tricolor (Tricolored Morning-Glory)

30 (50)cm, Tricolored Morning-Glory is a dwarf annual morning glory with numerous small, yet ornamental tricolored flowers in purple, white and yellow throughout summer. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Sow directly to the ground after the last freezing nights in late spring. Can be grown as a creeping ground covering plant or as a climber. VII-IX.
10 seeds per package.

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seed package 4525 € 3,99*
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Corchorus olitorius (Lebanese Spinach)

Corchorus olitorius (Lebanese Spinach)

130 (200)cm, Mloukhiyeh, Mouloukhieh, or Mulukhiye is an unknown vegetable in the Western world. The dark green leaves on tall stems have a spinach like texture and taste. As soon as plants are strong enough, leaves may be picked until autumn. For any rich, well drained soil in full sun. Best cultivated as an annual. Sow under warm glass in spring at a minimum of some 25°C and transplant seedlings to the open garden end of spring. A fast growing vegetable which requires sufficient heat during its growing cycle to develop well. VI-IX.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package 2913 € 0,99
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Coreopsis lanceolata (Lanceleaf Coreopsis)

Coreopsis lanceolata (Lanceleaf Coreopsis)

50 (80)cm, Lanceleaf Coreopsis or Tickseed Coreopsis is a clump forming, fast growing perennial with grass green, finely dissected foliage and numerous bright yellow flower heads. Native of semi-moist, sunny spots from Florida and Missouri north to Oklahoma and Ontario (USA). For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny position. V-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 3557 € 4,99*
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Coreopsis tinctoria (Golden Coreopsis)

Coreopsis tinctoria (Golden Coreopsis)

60 (100)cm, Golden Coreopsis or Golden Tickseed Coreopsis is an annual with yellow flowers with a reddish brown (rarely pure yellow) center above finely divided leaves. Native of prairies and open spots in dry woods in Minnesota and Manitoba to Washington, south to New Mexico and Arizona (USA). For any rich, very well drained soil in a sunny position. Ideal in the rock garden. Will readily self sow under suitable conditions. VI-IX.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 3555 € 2,99
seed package
Coriandrum sativum (Coriander)

Coriandrum sativum (Coriander)

30 (50)cm, Coriander or Cilantro is an annual aromatic herb native from North Africa to Southwestern Asia. The leaves are broadly lobed to feathered. The leaves have a unique taste and are used fresh in soups and various dishes throughout the Middle East, the Mediterranean, Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa. The dry and ground, fresh or roasted seeds have a completely different, spicy, nut-like, warm taste and are used in curries, soups, meat dishes, etc. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. VI-VIII.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package 4659 € 1,99
Cosmos bipinnatus (Gloria Cosmos)

Cosmos bipinnatus (Gloria Cosmos)

110 (140)cm, Gloria Cosmos (syn. Bidens bipinnatus) is a beautiful Central American annual with bright rose (rarely pure white) flowers above finely dissected leaves on tall, branching stems. Sow directly to the ground after the last freezing night in spring. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in full sun. VII-IX.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package6977 € 1,99*
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Cosmos sulphurea (Flor de Chuvisco)

Cosmos sulphurea (Flor de Chuvisco)

100 (150)cm and 200 (300)cm, Flor de Chuvisco or Orange Cosmos (syn. Bidens sulphurea) is a beautiful Mexican annual with bright orange to rich yellow flowers above dissected leaves on tall, branching stems. Sow directly to the ground after the last freezing night in spring. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in full sun. VI-IX.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package8467 € 1,99
Cucumis africanus (African Wild Cucumber)

Cucumis africanus (African Wild Cucumber)

300 (500)cm, African Wild Cucumber is a perennial climbing species with annual stems covered with deeply 5-palmately lobed, dull green leaves and small, pale to dark yellow flowers with green veins, followed by ornamental, long-lasting, elongated ellipsoid creamy green, non edible fruits with large brownish-cream spines and stripes. It is native of woodlands from Angola to Ruanda and Zimbabwe to Namibia, and Botswana, as well as in South Africa. For any rich soil in a sunny spot at a minimum of some 20°C. VII-IX.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 3345 € 3,99
seed package
Cucumis zeyheri

Cucumis zeyheri

200 (400)cm, climbing or trailing annual herb with palmately lobed leaves and small yellow flowers followed by ornamental, pale yellowish-green, plum sized fruits with numerozus soft pale green spines. For any rich soil in a sunny spot at a minimum of some 20°C. VII-IX.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 3347 € 2,99*
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Cucurbita ficifolia (Fig Leafed Squash)

Cucurbita ficifolia (Fig Leafed Squash)

2 (4)m, Fig Leafed Squash is an annual crawling vine with fig tree like leaves, intense yellow flowers and melon-like, quite large, edible fruits with a fresh green skin and white freckles. The outer white flesh is cooked or baked and served as a side-dish. In Spain the inner white string like flesh is used to make a sweet called "Cabella de Angel" (Angel's Hair). Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in full sun with precultivation in pots in late spring at some 20°C. VI-VII.
7 seeds per package.

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seed package 3379 € 2,99*
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Cucurbita foetidissima (Buffalo Gourd)

Cucurbita foetidissima (Buffalo Gourd)

3 (5)m, Buffalo Gourd is a fast growing annual vine from southwestern USA and northwestern Mexico and has quite large, bright orange yellow flowers followed by ornamental pale and dark green striped and mottled round fruits and showy greyish green arrow shaped leaves. Older fruits are poisenous and thus these should be used for decorative purposes only! For any rich, well drained soil in full sun and sufficient watering during the growing period. VI-VIII.
7 seeds per package.

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seed package 5418 € 4,99
Cucurbita moschata (Butternut Squash)

Cucurbita moschata (Butternut Squash)

3 (5)m,Butternut Squash is native of Central America and has been cultivated for centuries by Indian tribes for its edible, bright orange and very tasty flesh. The offered form makes round or oval, dark green fruits which turn to an amazing purplish brown in late summer and early autumn, later ripening to bright orange in storage. The ornamental fruits can be stored for several months. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in full sun with sufficient watering in summer. VI-VIII.
7 seeds per package.

U.S. customers only: seeds cannot be shipped to the U.S.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 3709 € 4,99
Cuminum cyminum (Cumin)

Cuminum cyminum (Cumin)

20 (30)cm, Cumin is an annual plant native from the Eastern Mediterranean region to East India. The strongly aromatic seeds are usually used ground to prepare curries in India and as a spice in breads and various meat and vegetable dishes in the Arabian region, North Africa and South America. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. VI-VIII.
50 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 4658 € 0,99
Cyclanthera pedata var. edulis (Pepino Relleno) Exclusive

Cyclanthera pedata var. edulis (Pepino Relleno) Exclusive

5 (10)m, Pepino Cucumber or Pepino Relleno is an annual, fast growing vine native to Mexico in semi-arid areas. It makes yellowish green, strongly dissected leaves and rather small, inconspicuous flowers, followed by (in this variety) large "cucumbers" up to 20 cm (!) in length, and which are filled with air. These are used in the cookery Central and South America. The fruits are stuffed with ground meat and rice. Seeds from a plantation in the village of Subia (Departamento de Cundinamarca, Colombia). A delicious vegetable easily grown in any rich soil in a sunny spot.
Seeds are not available for a delivery to the U.S.
7 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2151 € 4,99
Datura stramonium (White Thorn Apple)

Datura stramonium (White Thorn Apple)

80 (110)cm, Violet Thorn Apple is a fast growing annual with large, slightly glossy foliage and small trumpet shaped, pure white, fragrant flowers which open at night. Flowers are followed by egg-sized fruits densely covered with spines. For any rich, well drained soil in full sun. Note: All parts are poisenous if ingested ! VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 0113 € 0,99
Diplotaxis muralis (Annual Wallrocket)

Diplotaxis muralis (Annual Wallrocket)

20 (40)cm, Annual Wallrocket is an annual species with strongly serrated, dark green, spicy leaves in a dense basal rosette. Makes mustard-like lemon yellow flowers in lose spikes in summer. Native of rocky sites (e.g. old stone walls) throughout Europe. For any rich, well drained soil in full sun. Will readily self-sow under good conditions. VII-VIII.
50 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 3866 € 2,99