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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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Amberboa muricata

Sweet Sultan

Easy to grow annual which produces tall stems clothed with large, attractive, purple-mauve flowers, adding height to borders and ideal for cutting. Spectacular sown en-masse in drifts and will flower all summer long until the first night frosts of autumn.
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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

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    • £2.39

Echium vulgare 'Blue Bedder'

Viper's Bugloss, Blueweed

Glorious blue flowers buzzing with bees.
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    • 1 packet (200 seeds)

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    • £2.49

Scabious 'Oxford Blue'

Scabiosa atropurpurea, Pincushion Flower

An easy to grow annual, producing tall stems covered in masses of stunning, mid-blue, pin cushion flowers. A classic cottage garden plant, ideal for cutting and loved by bees and butterflies. Beautiful plants for the cottage border.
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    • £1.99

Cabbage 'Northern Lights Mixed' F1 Hybrid (Flowering)

Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group), Ornamental Cabbage, Ornamental Kale

Large ornamental plants with frilled edges and heart lifting colours for months. Cabbage Flowering Northern Lights Mixed is superb in containers. Recommended for charm and impact. Leaves colour when night temperatures fall to 50F/10C.

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


Companion planting: Try growing ornamental cabbages with Nasturtiums to draw cabbage white butterflies away from the leaves, and mint to help deter flea beetles.


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    • 1 packet (30 seeds)

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Scabious 'Ebony and Ivory'

Scabiosa atropurpurea, Pincushion Flower

Liven up your borders this summer with this dramatic duo. The delicately fragrant, pin-cushion heads appear in jet-black and ice-white, making the perfect partnership. Ideal for cottage garden borders and extremely easy to grow. Prefers a light, well-drained soil in full sun.
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    • £2.69

Coreopsis tinctoria 'Roulette'

Tickseed, Calliopsis tinctoria

Stunning mahogany-red blooms, each with a second row of eye-catching golden petals, create a very special effect. Fabulous planted in drifts, mingled with other plants and flowers, giving height to annual borders, 'Coreopsis Roulette will flower all summer until first frosts. Excellent cut flower.

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    • £2.19

Asarina antirrhiniflora (Mixed)

Maurandella antirrhiniflora, Violet Twining Snapdragon

The very pretty 2.5cm (1in) long snapdragons that will thrive in sun or shade. The "Climbing Snapdragon" comes in shades of red, pink, violet and blue, with speckled creamy lips. This attractive quick-growing half-hardy annual will twine itself around trellises, or creep down from pots. The pale green foliage gives a soft foil for the dainty flowers. Also useful for pots or hanging baskets, flowering from early summer to late winter if protected from frost. Grows to 120-180cm (4-6ft). More info
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    • £1.49

Scabious 'Ace of Spades'

Scabiosa atropurpurea, Pincushion Flower

Fully double, pin cushion flower heads which are as near to black as can be. Gently fragrant, they make good cut flowers and will no doubt cause interest in this haunting colour. Easy to grow and an excellent filler for the border.
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Scabious 'Dwarf Double Mixed'

Scabiosa atropurpurea, Pincushion Flower

Fragrant, fully double and relatively compact. These are lovely 'cushion' flowers in maroon, carmine, scarlet, pink, rose and white. Ideal in groups for border or as cut flowers when they last well in water.
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    • 1 packet (75 seeds)

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    • £2.09