Posted: 11/07/2015 at 17:09
my superstars so far, all grown from Chiltern seeds this year, are:
First place - acroclinum rosebud double giant flower mix. Lovely strong pink flowers with tonnes of paper like petals and yellow middles. Long stems, lots of flowers per plants and long life in the vase.
Second place - Ami Majus. Lovely sprays of teeny tiny white flowers. Essential to mixed displays in the vase. Tonnes of flowers per plant. Very natural. I was dubious as thought it would be like Cow Parsley and it is, sort of, but much classier! Love it,
Third Place - Iberis umbellata candy cane series. Pretty clusters of flowers of a gentle shade of purple. Good stem length. Tonnes of flowers per plant.
A new entry, flowering this morning, is Didiscus caeruleus. Gorgeous cluster of blue flowers. Lots of buds on the plants. Not picked it yet as only one flower but hoping that they will all come out soon. If they do they will be a contender for second place. Here's the one so fare.
I've liked Mathiola too which are like stocks. Great scent but not many flowers per plants.
Disappointments have been Double PomPom White Cosmos. Really raggy looking flowers and short like in the vase. Also, my verbena failed to germinate. I know it's a tough one to do from seed. I think that some of the seeds ive grown are for plants that won't flower until next year.
Been a good year for sweat peas sown in autumn last year. The ones sown this year have been very slow for me though.
what are your stars?