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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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Calendula officinalis 'Sherbet Fizz'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

Specially selected for its striking colour combination, Calendula 'Sherbet Fizz' has unusual buff-coloured petals with alluring darker red undersides. Sow pot marigolds in drifts for a spectacular display in beds and borders. The daisy-like flowers are excellent for cutting and can also be added to salads as an edible flower. Quick and easy to grow, Calendula copes in almost any garden situation, and even grows well in coastal areas. Height: 45cm (18”). 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 (80 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.49

Sweet Pea 'Cream Southbourne'

Lathyrus odoratus

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Without doubt, Sweet Pea 'Cream Southbourne' is one of the best cream varieties available for cutting. Luscious, large, frilled blooms are well placed on long stems with a fantastic fragrance. This elegant variety associates beautifully with other colours but is equally good on its own, grown over obelisks, arches and trellis. Height: 180cm (71”) Spread: 30cm (12”).

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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.99

Sweet Pea 'Hi-Scent'

Lathyrus odoratus, Sweet Pea 'High Scent'

Widely regarded as one of the most fragrant sweet peas available! This beautifully delicate variety bears creamy-coloured petals with subtle violet-blue picotee edges and a heavenly perfume. The heavily scented flowers smother Sweet Pea 'Hi-Scent' as it clambers over trellis, obelisks, fences or cane wigwams. Height: 180cm (71”). Spread: 30cm (12”).


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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.79

Californian Poppy 'Peach Sorbet'

Eschscholzia californica, California poppy

Double to semi-double blooms in a mouth watering combination of soft peachy-pink with a hint of cream. Eschscholzia 'Peach Sorbet' is free flowering, producing a carpet of flowers set above delicate ferny foliage. These dainty hardy annuals are tougher than they appear and positively thrive on poor, dry soils. The papery flowers attract bees and hoverflies, and make excellent, if short-lived, cut flowers. California poppies are easy to grow in beds and borders, or let them self seed throughout gravel gardens to form natural drifts. Height and spread: 25cm (10”).
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    • 1 packet (150 seeds)

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    • £1.99

Poppy 'Flemish Antique'

Papaver paeoniflorum, Opium Poppy, Papaver somniferum (Paeoniiflorum group)

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The marvellous, creamy coloured double heads splashed with orange-red give a truly gorgeous and elegant, antique appearance to this masterpiece of a Poppy. Simply a must-have plant, with elegance and style, excellent for borders.


Culinary note: All poppies are poisonous. However, the seeds produced by somniferum and paeoniflorum poppies only are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (500 seeds)

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    • £0.69

Sunflower 'Italian White'

Helianthus annuus

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Boldly contrasting, big creamy white flowers with deep chocolate centres. Excellent for flower arranging and great at back of borders or against a tall wall where they provide atmosphere and contrast. Flowers summer. Height 4-5ft.

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.


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    • 1 packet (40 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.69

Californian Poppy 'Buttermilk'

Eschscholzia californica, California poppy

An exquisite California poppy with masses of creamy-white fluted flowers above fine, blue-green foliage. These dainty hardy annuals are tougher than they appear and positively thrive on poor, dry soils. The papery flowers attract bees and hoverflies, and make excellent, if short-lived, cut flowers. California poppies are easy to grow in beds and borders, or let them self seed throughout gravel gardens to form natural drifts. Height: 25cm (10”). Spread: 25cm (10”).
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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
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    • £1.49

Sweet Pea 'Tickled Pink'

Lathyrus odoratus

An extremely beautiful, sweetly perfumed variety with large, rich pink blooms on an almond-cream background. The long flower stems of Sweet Pea 'Tickled Pink' are ideal for cutting so that you can enjoy their powerful fragrance in your home. A lovely variety for growing over obelisks and trellis to add colour and fragrance to your summer garden. Height: 180cm (71”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

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    • £2.59

Sweet Pea 'Spanish Dancer'

Lathyrus odoratus

This variety boasts delightfully scented flowers - on average 4 blooms per stem - in a never-before-seen tricolour with unusual veining. Sweet Pea 'Spanish Dancer' is an ideal cut flower; bred by one of the world's top breeders, this sweet pea variety is an enthusiast's dream. Order now demand is sure to be high. Height: 2m (6.5'). Spread: 30cm (12”).

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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.99

Sweet Pea 'Mollie Rilstone'

Lathyrus odoratus

Long, slender stems are graced with large, fragrant, cream coloured blooms with a dusky pink picotee edge. Sweet Pea 'Mollie Rilstone' has a lovely antique appearance that really catches the eye. Perfect for winning prizes on the show bench or simply enjoying in a vase indoors. Height: 180cm (71”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

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    • £2.99

Sunflower 'Key Lime Pie'

Helianthus debilis

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Attractive clusters of small flowers each with primrose-cream petals, surrounding an unusual lime-green centre disk. En-masse, this mouthwatering combination looks great in borders or as a cut flower. Gorgeous companion for Claret.


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 (40 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.09

Sunflower 'Key Lime Pie' - Kew Collection Seeds

Helianthus debilis

Attractive clusters of small flowers each with primrose-cream petals, surrounding an unusual lime-green centre disk. En-masse, this mouthwatering combination looks great in borders or as a cut flower.


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 (40 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.29