Hardy annuals flowers should play a leading role in your cutting garden. They are super productive, simple to grow, will generally self seed and come back the following year and are generally all round good eggs.
I grow heaps of hardy annuals in my cutting patches…swathes of Cornflowers, Ammi, Scabiosa, calendula and Larkspur just to name a few…they never let me down. Hardy annuals have the added bonus of you being able to sow them in the Autumn as well as in the spring.
I make Autumn sowings in September (sometimes in October if the weather has been mild) and Spring sowings in April and May.
“Easily grown from seed, a vast choice of hardy annuals is available to offer long-lasting flowers during the warmer months. These fast-growing plants provide an easy and cost-effective way to give naturalistic planting, plug gaps and fill the border with a summer full of colour.” RHS
For tips on sowing, click over to ‘Sowing hardy annuals directly into the soil’.
Soil Management in your cutting patch.
Designing the layout of your cutting patch.