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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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Ipomoea lobata (Fire Vine)

Ipomoea lobata (Fire Vine)

200 (400)cm, Fire Vine or Spanish Flag (syn. Mina lobata) is an utmost showy annual from Brazil with elongated racemes of small pale yellowish-white flowers surrounded by white bracts turning to yellow and orange-red with age. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Sow under glass in mid spring at some 20°C, transplant seedlings to the final spot in the garden after the last freezing nights from end of spring to mid summer. VII-IX.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package8413 € 2,99
Ipomoea purpurea (Common Morning Glory)

Ipomoea purpurea (Common Morning Glory)

200 (400)cm, Common Morning Glory makes heart shaped leaves and trumpet-like, purple flowers in clusters of three or more. Native of tropical America (Mexico). For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. VIII-IX.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2134 € 2,99*
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Knautia arvensis (Field Pincushion Flower)

Knautia arvensis (Field Pincushion Flower)

50cm, Field Pincushion Flower is a florifours perennial, often flowering in the first year of sowing. Has bristly foliage and bluish lilac, scabious-like flowers. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. V-IX.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 1310 € 2,99*
seed package
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Kohlrauschia prolifera (Proliferous Pink)

Kohlrauschia prolifera (Proliferous Pink)

10 (15)cm, Proliferous Pink is an Eurasian annual to biannual with elegant, upright stalks with narrow leaves and a terminal inflorescence of several small, white to pale pink flowers. Easily cultivated in any rich soil and a partially shaded to sunny spot. Will readily self-sow under appropriate conditions. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 4733 € 3,99
Lathyrus odoratus 'High Scent'

Lathyrus odoratus 'High Scent'

150 (200)cm, Fragrant Sweet Pea (sometimes also spelled Lathyrus odoratus 'Hi-Scent') in a pale flowering and strongly sweet scented selection. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Sow directly into the ground by the end of spring. Plants require a climbing aid. VI-VIII.
10 seeds per package.

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

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package8689 € 2,99
Lathyrus tingitanus (Tangier Pea)

Lathyrus tingitanus (Tangier Pea)

150 (250)cm, Tangier Pea is an annual species from the western Mediterranean. It makes bluish-green leaves consisting of two leaflets each and very showy rich violet-pink flowers throughout summer. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Sow directly into the ground by the end of spring. Plants require a climbing aid. VI-VIII.
10 seeds per package.

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

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package8877 € 1,99
Lindheimera texana (Texas Yellowstar)

Lindheimera texana (Texas Yellowstar)

30 (50)cm, Texas Yellowstar is a showy annual with erect, losely branching stalks topped by rich yellow flowers above hairy, long leaves. Native or rocky sites in full sun in the South of the USA. For any rich, very well drained slightly rocky or sandy soil in full sun. VII-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package8007 € 2,99
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Linum usitatissimum (Real Flax)

Linum usitatissimum (Real Flax)

60 (100)cm, Real Flax is an easily grown annual with hundred brilliant, sky blue flowers all summer long. Will readily selfsow under appropiate conditions. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. V-IX.
20 seeds per package.

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

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

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 1385 € 1,99
Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal Flower)

Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal Flower)

80 (120)cm, Cardinal Flower is a semi-perennial with impressive, brilliant red, tubular flowers in dense, tall spikes. It is native of rich, moist soils in meadows and woods, and at borders of ponds and streams from Florida to Texas, north to New Brunswick (USA), Quebec, and Ontario (Canada). For any humus rich, preferably slightly moist soil in a sunny to partially shaded position. Will readily self-sow under good conditions. VII-IX.
50 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 3543 € 3,99*
seed package
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Lobelia siphilitica (Great Blue Lobelia)

Lobelia siphilitica (Great Blue Lobelia)

80 (120)cm, Great Blue Lobelia is a tall herbaceous short-lived perennial with showy spikes of dark blue flowers. It is native of rich, semi-moist prairies, open spots im woods, wet meadows, and along side streams and ponds in central and eastern USA. Easily grown in any humus rich, well drained, always slightly moist soil in a preferably sunny spot. VII-IX.
50 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 0014 € 2,99
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Luffa aegyptiaca (syn. Luffa cylindrica)

Luffa aegyptiaca (syn. Luffa cylindrica)

4 (8)m, Luffa Sponge has large bright yellow male flowers in clusters and smaller single female flowers appear on the same plant and are pollinated by bees. Immature green fruits are shaped like cucumbers but much larger, up to 70cm long. When mature, the interior shows a network of fibers surrounding blackish seeds. The fibers are cleaned and used as a natural vegetable sponge.
7 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2284 € 2,99
Malva alcea (Hollyhock Mallow)

Malva alcea (Hollyhock Mallow)

110 (150)cm, Hollyhock Mallow is a herbaceous biannual to perennial and similar to Lavatera thuringiaca. It makes tall, upright annual stems with numerous bright rose, quite large flowers and silvery-grey, serrated, maple-like leaves. It is native of dryish soils in sunny spots from central to S Europe. For any rich, well drained soil in full sun. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 3526 € 3,99
Malva sylvestris ssp. mauritiana (Mauritanian Mallow)

Malva sylvestris ssp. mauritiana (Mauritanian Mallow)

150cm, Mauritanian Mallow is a an annual to short lived perennial with upright stems densely covered with large, rich lilac flowers with pale rose stripes. Native of Southwestern Europe and Northwestern Africa. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 4817 € 1,99
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Malva sylvestris ssp. sylvestris (Common Mallow)

Malva sylvestris ssp. sylvestris (Common Mallow)

100 (180)cm, Common Mallow is a perennial species of central and southern Europe with numerous middle-sized bright rose flowers with darker central veines which serve as nectar guides for visiting bees. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Plants from the island of Sardinia (Italy) have slightly larger flowers with much broader petals than those from populations found in Germany. V-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Germany)1400 € 2,99*
(ex Germany)
seed package (ex Sardinia, Italy)4297 € 3,99*
seed package (ex Sardinia, Italy)
(ex Sardinia)
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Malva trimestris (Annual Rose Mallow)

Malva trimestris (Annual Rose Mallow)

70 (120), Rose Mallow (syn. Lavatera trimestris) is an annual species with most ornamental, quite large, bright rose, satin-like flower cups above heartshaped leaves on a tall, freely branching stem. Native of open spots in S Europe and the Mediterranean. For any rich, well drained soil in full sun. Either sow directly into the ground from autumn to early summer or precultivate in pots at some 20°C in early spring and transplant seedlings end of spring to early summer after the last freezing nights. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 3218 € 2,99
Malva verticillata (Chinese Mallow)

Malva verticillata (Chinese Mallow)

50 (120)cm, Chinese Mallow or Cluster Mallow is an annual to biannual mallow native from Europe and throughout Asia. It has very slightly pubescent leaves and many small rose flowers arranged in dense whorls around the upright stem. Excellent for the rock garden in any well drained soil and full sun. Will self sow freely under suitable conditions. Our seeds are from showier plants with reddish stems as shown in the photo. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 1347 € 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.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package8537 € 4,99
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.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 3867 € 4,99
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 € 0,99
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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 species with fresh green, unusual, quite large, cup-like bracts from late summer through autumn. 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.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2937 € 4,99
seed package
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.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package3352 € 0,99*
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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.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 1409 € 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.