Top 10 Hardy Annuals

In this Top Ten List, our garden expert - Phil McCann - has compiled his favourite Hardy Annuals.

What is a hardy annual? An annual is a plant that completes its life cycle, from germination to the production of seeds, within one year, and then dies. These tend to be your bedding plants. A hardy plant is one that will tolerate light frosts - so they are particularly good spring plants where we can still be caught out be the frosts.

1. Poached egg plants

(limanthes douglasii)

Loved by the bess, the fattened flower heads are a soft buttery yellow and white. Simple to grow and a real boon in the wildlife garden.

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