9 Foolproof Seeds

Some annual seeds are nearly guaranteed to provide you with a garden full of bright, summer flowers.

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything
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Pot marigold (Calendula officinalis)

20 inches tall, 18 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, partial sun, well-drained soil.

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Cosmos 'Sonata White'

5 feet tall, 18 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil, moist soil.

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Cornflower

20 inches tall, 6 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

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Zinnia 'Peppermint Stick'

24 inches tall, 16 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

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Corn poppy

36 inches tall, 12 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

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Love-in-a mist

16 inches tall, 8 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

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Love-lies-bleeding

4 feet tall, 24 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, moist soil.

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China aster 'Pompon'

24 inches tall, 18 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil, moist soil.

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California poppy

12 inches tall, 6 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

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© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2010

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