Posted: 19/12/2013 at 11:42
Yes there are annuals. I got my first packet of seeds last year free with a gardening mag. The actual flower is in the centre and the papery petals are just display. The plant must have a reason for that.
I bought another packet from a garden centre in Sept. I sowed a few and the seedlings are overwintering in an unheated GH. Hopefully they will make a Spring display. Some look stronger than others so I'll wait and see. I'll sow the rest in a heated prop, towards the end of Feb when the light is starting to get longer.
They like full sun.