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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.



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Sweet Pea 'Alan Titchmarsh' - Part of the Alan Titchmarsh Collection

Lathyrus odoratus

  • Scented climber
  • Attractive cut flower

Named after myself in 1986, this attractive Sweet Pea has lightly scented, large blooms in a gorgeous almond pink with a hint of cream. Ideal used a garden cut flower and regular prizewinner on the show bench. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").


Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2014
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    • £2.69

Californian Poppy 'Jelly Beans' - Part of the Alan Titchmarsh Collection

Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy

  • Very easy, ideal for children
  • Fabulous cut flower

Californian Poppy 'Jelly Beans' is an easy way to create vibrant splashes of colour in your borders or containers. Spectacular fully double blooms in a bright mix of oranges, pinks and apple blossom shades and feathery foliage provide a colourful display all summer. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 25cm (10").

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    • 1 packet (150 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2014
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    • £2.29

Nigella bucharica 'Blue Stars' - Part of the Alan Titchmarsh Collection

Asian Love-In-A-Mist

  • Adds height to borders
  • Easy to grow
  • Decorative seed pods

Slightly different to traditional Love in a Mist. The small, yet pretty lavender-blue flowers of Nigella 'Blue Stars' are produced freely throughout the summer. Its loose branching habit makes it the perfect choice to add to a cottage garden border. Height and spread: 50cm (20").

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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2014
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    • £1.99

Sunflower 'Colossus' - Part of the Alan Titchmarsh Collection

Helianthus annuus

  • Ideal for children
  • Very easy to grow
  • Grows up to 3m tall!

Show off to the neighbours or have a bit of fun with the children or grandchildren, growing a giant sunflower. The eye-catching huge yellow flowers of Sunflower 'Colossus' are up to 30cm (12") in diameter and stand proudly aloft tall stems. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 60cm (24").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Companion planting: Try growing sunflowers with chives to deter aphids.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (60 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2014
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    • £1.99

Godetia 'Dwarf Mixed' - Part of the Alan Titchmarsh Collection

Clarkia amoena, Satin Flower, Godetia amoena, Godetia grandiflora, Eucharidium

  • Very easy, border filler
  • Flamboyant cut flower

Godetia 'Dwarf Mixed' looks like an azalea from afar. These amazing annuals will create a kaleidoscope of summer colour in your borders or containers. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 38cm (15").

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    • 1 packet (1500 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2014
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    • £1.99

Lavatera trimestris 'Twins Hot Pink' - Part of the Alan Titchmarsh Range

Mallow, Annual Lavatera

  • Spectacular in borders or containers
  • Outstanding garden performance

Add a hint of satin to your borders with Lavatera 'Twins Hot Pink'. Bushy plants become smothered in a beautiful array of fully round, hot pink blooms. Stunning in borders or containers on a sunny patio. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2014
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    • £2.69

Calendula officinalis nana 'Apricots & Oranges' - Part of the Alan Titchmarsh Collection

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

  • Very easy, ideal for children
  • Stunning in borders or containers

A striking colour combination of daisy-like flowers on dwarf, bushy plants. Very quick and easy, perfect for summer bedding and patio containers and an excellent cut flower. Calendula 'Apricots & Oranges' is ideal for almost any garden situation and even grows well in coastal areas. Height: 25cm (10”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (200 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2014
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    • £2.29