|Nigella 'Miss Jekyll'|
|California poppy 'Thai Silk Lemon'|
|Pimpernel 'Gentian Blue'|
I love China Asters - they look like freaky space flowers to me! Not the best for a multi-season border, because they must be sown in situ in spring, then don't bloom until late August. The habit is a bit awkward - tall and vase-shaped. The plant looks almost like a bouquet that's been stuck into the ground. But the colors are wonderful, and I enjoyed having that burst of color to look forward to at summer's end. Very easy to grow from seed, but does not reseed at all. The Matsumotos were my favorite (the freakiest looking!), but there are lots of lovely cultivars.
|Calendula 'Pacific Beauty'|
|Zinnia 'Uproar Rose'|