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Hardy Annual Seeds


Hardy annuals can be sown directly into their flowering positions in the spring and will tolerate a certain amount of cold. Well-known flowers such as sweet peas, poppies, stocks and sunflowers fall under this category, as do some of the more unusual flowers - gomphocarpus & ratibida for example.You may also like to view our range of half-hardy annual seeds which can be sown in early spring.



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Limnanthes douglasii

Poached Egg Plant

The Fried Egg or Poached Egg plant will attract hoverflies to your garden to beat the aphids. Bees also love this low, spreading carpet of fragrant golden and white blooms that will grace the front of the border, rockery or path edging.
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    • 1 packet (150 Limnanthes douglasiiseeds)

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    • £2.69

Poppy 'Ladybird'

Papaver commutatum, Caucasian Scarlet Poppy

Charming relative of the corn field poppy producing shining crimson single blooms with a black blotch. Easy and cheerful. Developed using a species introduced by our founder Wm. Thompson, from Russia in 1876.
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    • 1 packet (300 poppy seeds)

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Lavatera trimestris 'Silver Cup'

Mallow, Annual Lavatera

Dwarf, bushy and well branched, it is covered in flowers from mid-July to September. The flowers are large (4in.) and glowing pink. Weather resistant and does not need staking.
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    • 1 packet (80 lavatera seeds)

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Poppy 'Ladybird' - RHS endorsed seeds for children

Papaver commutatum, Caucasian Scarlet Poppy

Lady Dotty is very proud of her bright red back and red spots. She will eat the naughty greenfly on other plants. Poppy Ladybird is very easy to grow and looks just like Lady Dotty. Height: 45cm. Did You Know? - There are 46 species of ladybird in the British Isles - big and small, yellow, red or black and with different numbers of spots. See how many kinds you can find and add up all the spots. Play the ladybird game on the Woodland Trust Nature Detectives website.

These seeds are endorsed by the RHS.

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    • 1 packet (150 poppy seeds)

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    • £1.69

Sunflower 'Claret' F1 Hybrid

Helianthus annuus

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An exquisite chocolate-brown Sunflower with a gorgeous metallic sheen to the bloom. The mid-height habit of this gorgeous gem makes Claret the ideal addition to your borders this summer. Highly recommended. Height: 120-180cm (4-6 feet).

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Try toasting the seed kernels for a healthy snack. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll'

Love-In-A-Mist

Beautiful and easy to grow, bearing rich blue flowers which seem to float amongst the finely cut leaves. They provide a charming show of bloom during the summer months. Very useful for bedding and cutting and the seed pods can be dried for winter decoration indoors. Flowers summer. Height 45cm (18in).

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    • 1 packet (685 seeds)

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Calendula officinalis 'Fiesta Gitana Mixed'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

A Fleuroselect Bronze Medal winner, Calendula 'Fiesta Gitana Mixed' is an easy to raise hardy annual that will flower virtually all summer long. With a wide colour range of fully double blooms and a compact habit, this is a superb bedding mixture. The plants are tolerant of even the poorest soils and are good subjects for outdoor containers. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 20cm (10").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The light peppery taste of the flowers can be added to breads for extra flavour with a touch of colour. Can also be used as a substitute for saffron when colouring rice dishes. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • £2.29