Submitted by Gene Mirro on

Are we prejudiced against hardy annuals? This is one of my favorites:

It does best for me when sown in Fall. It likes a lot of sun and a sandy soil. It blooms for many weeks, and reseeds. Very easy to grow; just sow in place.


Submitted by Lori S. on Tue, 06/12/2012 - 22:29

Gene wrote:

Are we prejudiced against hardy annuals? 

Umm, not that I'm aware of.  :o  I'd love to grow that!  What species is it?

Submitted by Gene Mirro on Tue, 06/12/2012 - 22:39

I've never seen a species listed.  They are just a swarm of hybrids.  My original seeds from Chiltern were listed as French hybrids.  They still sell them. 

Submitted by RickR on Wed, 06/13/2012 - 10:29

Lori wrote:

Beautiful!  I'm sure everyone who reads this forum is scribbling the name down on their "get seeds" list!

That would be me...
Nigella hispanica grows fairly short in alpine conditions, and I like it too.