Along with the linaria I mentioned recently, some of the other wispy spring annuals I’ve been experimenting with in pots are this Anagallis.
A. monelii, the Blue Pimpernel.
And a little nemesia with long spurs, N. cheiranthus ‘Shooting Stars.’
The trachelium and white valerian are self-sown, into both paving and the garden.
I want to see more of this cheerful kind of volunteerism. More diversity too. Hence, the experiment every year with something new.
Senecio stellata, about 3 feet tall, self-sown from a few plants last year, sidling up to tetrapanax.
Some flowering tobaccos like Nicotiana langsdorfii already self-sow for me.
This year I’m hoping to add N. mutabilis to the roster of volunteers.
And variegated honesty, Lunaria annua.
Annie’s Annuals or any good seed catalogue is a good source for recruiting future volunteers of the wispy, annual kind.