For this new edition of ‘Our Favourite Varieties’, we have looked into the world of flowers, its forms, its colours and its perfumes. We’ve compiled a bouquet of our five favourites just for you.
We recommend the very early flowering lupins MINI GALLERY, perennial plants that produce flowers in their first year. With a height between 35 and 40cm, and about 40cm in width, these little lupins are perfectly adapted for cultures in pots for the patio, although they are just as suitable planted as blocks in the border. Lupins flower more easily in temperatures between 15°C and 18°C, and it generally takes between 15 and 20 days for the plant to sprout. Choose from pink, red, blue, yellow or white flowers, but don’t worry if you’re still hesitating; we also have bicolour varieties: MINI GALLERY BICOLOUR PINK and MINI GALLERY BICOLOUR BLUE, Fleuroselect gold medal winners!
Sowing from September to March
Flowering from May-June to August
Do you want to light up your garden? Discover our sunflower SUNTASTIC GOLDEN YELLOW WITH BLACK CENTER ! This very early variety will be dazzling with its bright and cheerful colours, its black center contrasting with the flaming petals. For those who love yellow, choose SUNTASTIC GOLDEN YELLOW WITH CLEAR CENTER. SUNTASTIC varieties are very compact and well-adapted to cultivation in pots, with a height of 30 to 50 cm without growth regulator, or from 20 to 30 cm with a regulator. Their flowering is prolific and we often see three flushes of blooms. With this wonderful variety, you can say NO! to hayfever because SUNTASTIC flowers do not produce pollen. The flower’s growth and germination are more efficient when the temperatures are between 20 and 22°C.
Sowing : annual production
Feeling blue? ‘FEELING WHITE’ gives you back your smile! This Echinacea is a remarkable and particularly abundant variety FEELING WHITE is a rustic/rural plant very easy to cultivate. Flowering in its first year, the white flowers with bold yellow heart embellish the landscape all summer long. Very compact and with a height of 40 to 50 cm, FEELING WHITE is perfect when grouped in borders. This perennial germinates easily in temperature between 18°C and 20°C, and sprouts in two weeks when the seeds are slightly covered. Finally, you can also find this variety in pink. FEELING PINK has been awarded the golden medal at Fleuroselect!
Sowing from January to March or all summer long
Flowering from July to September
Red, pink, white... why choose one when you can have them all? For the following selection, we offer you a wonderful mix of COSMOS DOUBLE CLICK, composed of white, pink and carmine mainly double flowers. Very productive with a long flowering period, this variety is perfect when planted in blocks in the border. COSMOS DOUBLE CLICK germinates in 5 to 8 days in temperatures between 18°C and 20°C. To optimise germination, we recommend that you lightly cover the seeds with vermiculite. A medium-tall type, COSMOS DOUBLE CLICK’s height ranges from 60 to 90 cm with a spread of about 60 cm. It is a true heart-winning variety since it also attracts birds and butterflies!
Sowing from March to April under protection, or direct sowing in open ground in May-June
Transplanting in open ground 4 to 5 weeks after sowing
Do you have an artist’s soul? Give a creative touch to your garden with Zinnia POP ART! This variety transports us with its speckled coloured petals. A mid-tall-type up to 60 cm with a spread of 20 cm, you can happily use it in borders or bedding, and is also perfect to use as a cut flower. Available in bicolour white/red and bicolour yellow/red, POP ART offers a dynamic touch to give a flamboyant aspect to your garden!
Sowing direct from the end of April to mid-June
Flowering three months after sowing
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