Index of Hardy Annuals

Californian Poppies

The following selection of hardy annuals are suitable for growing in domestic gardens in Great Britain (England/Scotland/Ireland).

Calendula officinalis

Calendula
Pot Marigold

Centaurea cyanus

Centaurea
Cornflower

Eschscholzia californica

Eschscholzia
California poppy

Helianthus annuus

Helianthus
Sunflower

Limnanthes douglasii

Limnanthes douglasii
Poached egg plant

white alyssum flowers

Lobularia maritima
Sweet alyssum

Nigella damascena

Nigella
Love in the mist

Papaver somniferum

Papaver
Garden/field poppy

nasturtium flower

Tropaeolum
Nasturtium


There are many varied HA types available and every year seed producers create new strains with ever widening ranges of flower shape, size, colour and growth habits. Most varieties of Hardy Annuals are not difficult to grow. Generally all they need is frequent watering, some feeding and regular dead-heading to provide a continuous display all summer long.