Floral cascade description

ALYSUM VIOLET – (Lobularia Maritima) Violet Queen

A fragrant annual flower that grows to a height of 15 cm, It is found to like light well drained soil and flowers throughout the summer months. Clip over after flowering to encourage further flowering.

ALYSUM WHITE – (Lobularia Maritima) Wonderland White

A flower noted for its fragrant smell, as its violet cousin it grows to a height of 15cm and is found to like well drained light soils. Clip over after flowering to encourage futher flowering.

ASTER – (Asteraceae Alpinus)

A hardy annual that grows to a height of 50cm. Asters cope well with sandy soils and will flower throughout the summer months.

BABY’S BREATH – (Glysophila Paniculata) Bristol Fair

A tall annual growing to a height of 45cm, It suits all soil types well. It has a short flowering window in the summer months of 4-5 weeks.

BLUE SAPPHIRE

CALIFORNIAN POPPY – (Eschscholzia)

A hardy annual that has the ability to self seed year on year. It copes well with poor well drained soils and grows to a height of 30cm.

CAPE MARIGOLD – (Osteospermum)

A tall annual growing to a height of 45cm , It suits all soil types well. It has a short flowering window in the summer months of 4-5 weeks.

CORN CHAMOMILE – (Anthemus arvensis)

Pleasantly fragrant annual specie, it grows to a height of 50cm. Generally found in south eastern regions of the British Isle. Found between the summer months of June & July. Closely associated with the common daisy.

CORN COCKLE – (Agrostemma githago)

Aesthetically pleasing annual commonly associated with arable fields. Grows up to 70cm tall and flowers between May and August, Formerly very widespread and common but much less so now due to agricultural herbicides.

CORN MARIGOLD – (Chrysanthemujm segetum)

Attractive hairless upright annual that grows to a height of 50cm, particularly suited to acidic and sandy soils. Flowers between June and October.

CORN POPPY – (Papaver rhoeas)

An erect hardy annual plant that grows to a height of 75cm with a traditional red appearance.

CORN FLOWER – (Centaurea cyanus)

Creeping perennial plant with upright heads growing to just shy of a metre in length. As with all corn specie it was a common arable “weed” but is now virtually extinct in farming due to modern pesticides. Flowers between June and August.

COSMOS – (Versailles Tetra)

A summer annual that has the ability to flower several times in the warmer months, to be sown in april and suits all types of soils.

DWARF MORNING GLORY – (Convolvulus Tricolor)

A summer annual that has the ability to flower several times in the warmer months, to be sown in april and suits all types of soils.

FIELD POPPY – (Papaver rhoeas)

Annual plant that grows up to 60cm tall. Will be very prevalent in this centenary year.

FLOWERING FLAX RED – (Linum grandiflorum)

The same as its bluer cousin red flax will tolerate any soil type and grow to a height of 45cm with a short flowering window in the summer months.

FLOWERING FLAX – (Linum grandiflorum)

A annual plant that closely resembles a daisy but is not from the same specie. Cape marigolds do not stand up to frost very well. Cape marigolds can often take a “mid season” break and re-bloom in autumn.

GODETIA – (Clarkia amoena)

A great flowering annual that also goes by the name “farewell to spring” as it has an early flowering window. It does well in poorer soils as richer more fertilized soils will encourage leaf growth instead of flowering.

GOLDEN TICKSEED – (Coreopsis tinctoria)

An annual in the sunflower family golden tickseed grows nowhere as tall as its famous cousin. It will flower in early summer with a repeat bloom in the autumn period.

LOVE IN THE MIST – (Damascena)

A tall annual that has been popular with gardeners for a long time, traditionally used to fill in gaps due to its low maintenance characteristics and long flowering window.

MOUNTAIN GOLD – (Alyssum montanum)

Another Specie from the Alyssum family, Mountain gold flowers very early with bright yellow flowers. It is a plant that is tolerable to cooler temperatures.

NIGHT SCENTED CATCHFLY – (Silene noctiflora)

Hairy annual plant mainly found in arable fields. It grows to a height of 60cm, prefers sandy/chalky well draining soils and flowers between the months of May and July.

POT MARIGOLD – (Calendula officinalis)

A very traditional annual that is famous throughout Britain, sown in early spring marigolds can enjoy a long flowering window into autumn in any soil conditions

SOAPWORTS – (Saponaria)

A tall annual that will grow to a height of 75cm. It has a sweet scent that is more prevalent at night. A particular favourite of insects including our endangered bumblebee. Soapworts likes well draining souls with plenty of sunlight.

THLASPI – (Rotundfiolium)

Normally found in alpine regions this hardy flower blooms in early spring with tight bunches.

VIRGINIA STOCK PINK – (Brassicaceae)

A profusely flowering annual that does well in sandy soils, it has a fragrant smell and numerous colours.

ZINNIA – (Asteraceae)

A heavy flowering annual that enjoy moisture, zinnia’s grow in tight bunches continuously throughout summer.