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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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Dolichos lablab (Hyacinth Bean)

Dolichos lablab (Hyacinth Bean)

3 (7)m, Hyacinth Bean is a vigorous, annual to biannual tropical climber with ornamental, large trifoliate leaves and fragrant pale violet to rose bean-flowers, followed by flat, maroon red seed-pods. Flowers develop freely under warm and hot conditions throughout summer. For any humus rich, well drained soil in full sun. Best grown in containers in a greenhouse or wintergarden. VII-IX.
7 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 3491 € 1,99
seed package
Ecballium elaterium (Exploding Cucumber)

Ecballium elaterium (Exploding Cucumber)

30 cm, Exploding Cucumber is a monotypic genus with only this single species. It is a fast growing annual with pale yellow flowers and elongated egg-shaped fruits which incidentally explode on maturing, shooting their seeds in all directions. Native of rocky soils in sunny spots throughout the Mediterranean and Asia Minor and has been naturalized in many parts of the world. Sow in pots under glass in early spring and transplant to the final spot in garden after the last freezing nights. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. This item will be discontinued. The remaining stock is being offered at a reduced price. The regular price was € 2,99 per package. VI-VIII.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Perikklishia, Cyprus)6290 € 0,99
seed package (ex Perikklishia, Cyprus)
(ex Perikklishia, Cyprus)
Echium angustifolium (Narrow-leafed Bugloss)

Echium angustifolium (Narrow-leafed Bugloss)

20 (40)cm, Narrow-leafed Bugloss is a rarely cultivated showy annual to biannual with a flat, basal, dark green, coarsely pubescent leaf rosette and strongly branching stems with pale winered flowers fading to lilac blue with age. Native of the lower dry zone and disturbed areas in rocky soils in the eastern Mediterranean region. For any rich, very well drained soil in a sunny spot. Excellent in the rock garden. Sow directly to the ground after the last freezing night in mid spring. VI-VII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package6374 € 4,99
Echium plantagineum (Purple Viper's Bugloss)

Echium plantagineum (Purple Viper's Bugloss)

20 (120)cm, Purple Viper's Bugloss or Paterson's Curse is an annual to biannual species with a dense basal leaf rosette and a tall branching inflorescence with quite large, brilliant lilac blue flowers. Native of southern Europe, the Mediterranean and the Macaronesian region, where it coccurs in open spots in rock to sandy soils. For any rich, very well drained soil in full sun. Sow directly into the ground after the last cold nights in late spring or alternatively pre-cultivate under frostfree conditions in early spring. IV-VII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package4692 € 2,99
seed package
Eruca sativa (Salad Rocket)

Eruca sativa (Salad Rocket)

20 (50)cm, Arrugula or formerly commonly called Salad Roquette is a fast growing annual from Eurasia, where it has been cultivated for centuries for its deliciously spicy, deeply cut leaves, which are used raw in salads or cooked and baked (e.g. on Pizza in Italy). Young tender leaves may be harvested several times from the same plant if only few leaves are cut a single time. It is easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Under suitable conditions it will self-sow. VI-VIII.
50 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 3868 € 0,99
seed package
seed package (1,000 seeds)0533 € 4,99
Erysimum crepidifolium

Erysimum crepidifolium

20 (30)cm, rarely seen biannual to semi-perennial with fragrant, yellow flowers. For a sunny location in any rich, well drained, rocky soil. IV-V.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2800 € 4,99
Erysimum rhaeticum (syn. E. helveticum)

Erysimum rhaeticum (syn. E. helveticum)

20 (30)cm, rarely seen perennial with numerous bright sulphurous yellow, fragrant yellow flowers above linear leaves. Native of rocky, grassy slopes and rock crevices in the Alps, the Apennines, the Balkan, and the Pyrenees growing at up to 2.800m. For a sunny location in any rich, well drained, rocky soil. III-V.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2803 € 4,99*
* This price is valid if a single item is ordered only. The shop will automatically assign discounts on bulk purchases. If several packages are ordered from this species, they will be merged into a single package. Please refer to our General Terms of Business.
Eschscholzia lobbii (Frying Pans Poppy)

Eschscholzia lobbii (Frying Pans Poppy)

15 (20)cm, Frying Pans Poppy is an annual with rich butter yellow to cream-yellow flower cups above finely cut glaucous foliage. It is native of open rocky spots in the Central Valley and the Sierra Nevada foothills in California, USA. Sow seeds flat directly to the ground after the last freezing nights from end of spring to early summer. Will readily self sow under good conditions. V-VI.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 6373 € 4,99
seed package
Foeniculum vulgare (Fennel)

Foeniculum vulgare (Fennel)

120 (150)cm, Fennel is native to the Mediterranean region and Southwestern Asia and has been used since ancient times. It is a very aromatic, showy plant with gracefully feathered leaves and flat yellowish-green flowering umbels. The seeds have and anise-like flavor and are used in various dishes and teas. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. VI-VIII.
50 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 4657 € 0,99
Gaillardia aristata (Common Blanket Flower)

Gaillardia aristata (Common Blanket Flower)

50 (80)cm, Common Blanket Flower is a herbaceous perennial which makes from late spring to autumn bicolored, bright red and yellow flowers on tall stalks. Native of sunny meadows and fields in NC USA. For any humus rich, well drained, slightly rocky soil in full sun. V-IX.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 3894 € 2,99*
* This price is valid if a single item is ordered only. The shop will automatically assign discounts on bulk purchases. If several packages are ordered from this species, they will be merged into a single package. Please refer to our General Terms of Business.
Gaillardia pinnatifida (Red Dome Blanket Flower)

Gaillardia pinnatifida (Red Dome Blanket Flower)

30 (60)cm, Red Dome Blanket Flower is a herbaceous annual with bright yellow flowers and narrow, silvery green leaves. Native of sunny meadows and fields in NC USA. For any humus rich, well drained, slightly rocky soil in full sun. VI-IX.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 3895 € 3,99*
* This price is valid if a single item is ordered only. The shop will automatically assign discounts on bulk purchases. If several packages are ordered from this species, they will be merged into a single package. Please refer to our General Terms of Business.
Gaillardia pulchella (Firewheel Blanket Flower)

Gaillardia pulchella (Firewheel Blanket Flower)

50 (80)cm, Firewheel is a herbaceous annual to rarely semiperennial which makes from late spring to autumn bicolored, bright purplish red flowers with yellow tips. Native of sunny, rocky spots in south-western USA to Florida. For any humus rich, well drained, slightly rocky soil in full sun. VI-IX.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 3896 € 2,99*
* This price is valid if a single item is ordered only. The shop will automatically assign discounts on bulk purchases. If several packages are ordered from this species, they will be merged into a single package. Please refer to our General Terms of Business.
Galinsoga parviflora (Guasca)

Galinsoga parviflora (Guasca)

20 (40)cm, Guasca is an annual plant from South America. Fresh leaves are an essential ingredieitn to Colombian "Ajiaco Santafereño" or "Ajiaco Bogotano". This delicious thick soup contains three different potatoe types, chicken and whole maize cobs. Sow seeds flat directly to the groung in mid spring in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Note: This species may become invasive, if it is not controlled ! V-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package7130 € 0,99
seed package
Glaucium flavum (Yellow Horned Poppy)

Glaucium flavum (Yellow Horned Poppy)

30 (50)cm, Yellow Horned Poppy is a biannual species with bluish-green leaves and branching stems with orange-yellow flowers followed by elongated seed capsules. It is native of coastal areas throughout the Mediterranean and Western Europe. For any rich, well drained soil in full sun. V-VII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package7144 € 2,99
Gomphrena globosa (Lilac Globe Amaranth)

Gomphrena globosa (Lilac Globe Amaranth)

30cm, Lilac Globe Amaranth is an utmost showy South American annual with globose, rich magenta-lilac inflorescences all summer long. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Sow in early spring under glass at some 20°C. Transplant to the garden after the last freezing nights from end of spring to early summer. VI-IX.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package8149 € 3,99
seed package
Gomphrena haageana (Orange Globe Amaranth)

Gomphrena haageana (Orange Globe Amaranth)

25cm, Orange Globe Amaranth is a showy Mexican annual with globose to elongated, rich orange inflorescences all summer long. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Sow in early spring under glass at some 20°C. Transplant to the garden after the last freezing nights from end of spring to early summer. VI-IX.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package8150 € 3,99
Helianthus annuus (Wild Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Wild Sunflower)

160 (250)cm, Wild Sunflower is an annual species and parent to many garden hybrids and cultivars. The wild species is an elegant plant with an upright, branching stem and several medium sized, bright yellow flowers surrounding a brown central disk. Native of south-western USA and Mexico. Either sow under glass in spring and transplant seedlings after the last freezing nights in early summer or sow directly into the ground in early summer. For any humus rich, well drained soil in full sun. We offer several strains which have been selected from our plants: a mixture of various types of the wild species, a rich yellow flowering type with larger flowers, a rich yellow flowering type with normal sized flowers and an utmost beautiful strain with pale lemon yellow flowers with narrow petals. VII-IX.
20 seeds per package.

UK customers only: Since 1 January 2021 seeds from this species cannot be shipped to the United Kingdrom anymore.

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

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (large flowered)3898 € 1,99
seed package (large flowered)
(large flowered)
seed package (mixed)8949 € 0,99*
seed package (normal flowered)8947 € 2,99
seed package (normal flowered)
(normal flowered)
seed package (pale lemon flowered)8948 € 3,99
seed package (pale lemon flowered)
(pale lemon flowered)
* This price is valid if a single item is ordered only. The shop will automatically assign discounts on bulk purchases. If several packages are ordered from this species, they will be merged into a single package. Please refer to our General Terms of Business.
Helichrysum bracteatum (Strawflower)

Helichrysum bracteatum (Strawflower)

70cm, Strawflower (syn. Xerochrysum bracteatum) is a showy and easily grown annual from Australia. For any rich, well drained soil in pots or outside in the garden. Sow seeds directly to the final spot in the garden after the last freezing nights towards the end of spring. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (golden-yellow flowers)7316 € 0,99*
seed package (golden-yellow flowers)
seed package (lemon-yellow flowers)7317 € 2,99*
seed package (lemon-yellow flowers)
seed package (orange flowers)7315 € 2,99*
seed package (orange flowers)
seed package (red-brown flowers)7319 € 2,99*
seed package (red-brown flowers)
seed package (rich magenta flowers)7318 € 2,99
seed package (rich magenta flowers)
seed package (white flowers)7320 € 2,99*
seed package (white flowers)
* This price is valid if a single item is ordered only. The shop will automatically assign discounts on bulk purchases. If several packages are ordered from this species, they will be merged into a single package. Please refer to our General Terms of Business.
Helichrysum macranthum (White Strawflower)

Helichrysum macranthum (White Strawflower)

70cm, White Strawflower (syn. Helichyrsum bracteatum var. macranthum, syn. Xerochrysum macranthum) is a showy and easily grown annual from Australia. It differs from closely related Helichrysum bracteatum by always white flowers, which are not to be confused with the white flowering form of Helichrysum bracteatum. For any rich, well drained soil in pots or outside in the garden. Sow seeds directly to the final spot after the last freezing nights towards the end of spring. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package0404 € 4,99
Hunnemannia fumariifolia (Mexican Tulip Poppy)

Hunnemannia fumariifolia (Mexican Tulip Poppy)

80 (110)cm, Mexican Tulip Poppy is a perennial with semi-woody stems in frostfree climates which is usually grown as an annual in colder areas. It bears most ornamental, large bright lemon-yellow flowers with a diameter of up to 10cm above finely divided bluish-green foliage. For any rich, well drained soil in full sun. Precultivation in mid spring at some 20°C. Carefully transplant seedlings to the garden after the last freezing nights. VI-IX.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 5141 € 2,99*
seed package
* This price is valid if a single item is ordered only. The shop will automatically assign discounts on bulk purchases. If several packages are ordered from this species, they will be merged into a single package. Please refer to our General Terms of Business.
Hyoscyamus albus (White Henbane)

Hyoscyamus albus (White Henbane)

30 (70)cm, White Henbane is a biannual native of coastal areas growing in sandy or rocky soils in the western Mediterranean region. Terminal racemes with pale to intense yellow flowers with a nicely contrasting black or very rarely, pure yellowish-white throat. Grow as an annual, sow in mid spring. VII-IX.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package3502 € 0,99
seed package
seed package (pure yellow flowers)4709 € 2,99
seed package (pure yellow flowers)
(pure yellow flowers)
Hyoscyamus niger (Black Henbane)

Hyoscyamus niger (Black Henbane)

30 (70)cm, Black Henbane is an annual to biannual which can be found in rocky, dryish sites in Central Europe. Makes terminal racemes with intense yellow flowers with dark purplish veins and throat. Grow preferably as a biannual, sow directly to the ground from late summer to autumn. IV-VII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 4528 € 2,99
seed package
Ibicella lutea (Yellow Devil's Claw)

Ibicella lutea (Yellow Devil's Claw)

40cm, Yellow Devil's Claw (syn. Proboscidea lutea) is an annual species from the southern USA. It is considered a pre-carnivorous plant which passively catches small insects with sticky glue on stems and leaves. It has showy orange-yellow flowers, followed by fruits containing woody seed capsules with a recurved pointed tip. Sow in mid spring in pots and keep pots outside in a protected and sunny spot. Seeds of this species are slow in germination and may take several months. A sharp drop from daytime temperature (some 25°C) to nightime temperature (some 10°C) will significantly shorten the germination process. Transplant in early summer to the final spot. For any humus rich, well drained soil in full sun. VII-IX.
7 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package6550 € 2,99*
* This price is valid if a single item is ordered only. The shop will automatically assign discounts on bulk purchases. If several packages are ordered from this species, they will be merged into a single package. Please refer to our General Terms of Business.
Ipomoea coccinea (Redstar Morning Glory)

Ipomoea coccinea (Redstar Morning Glory)

150 (250)cm, Redstar Morning Glory has numerous small, deep orange-red trumpet shaped flowers with light yellow throats above filigree dissected leaves. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. VII-IX.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2403 € 2,99
Ipomoea lacunosa (Whitestar)

Ipomoea lacunosa (Whitestar)

200 (400)cm, Whitestar or Small White Morning Glory is an annual vine with dark green, ovate to cordate or 3-lobed leaves and small, pure white, axillary flowers. The stems and leaf edges turn nicely purplish red in full sun. Native of moist soils in thickets in the USA. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot with some climbing aid. VII-X.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 3421 € 4,99