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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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Bupleurum rotundifolium 'Green Gold'

Thorow-Wax, Common Hare's Ear

This useful hardy annual adds zingy spring freshness to borders and cut flower arrangements later on in the season. Euphorbia-like, citrus green flowers bloom on tall stems from July to September. The foliage is reminiscent of Eucalyptus, with intriguing stems that appear to grow through the leaf. Versatile and easy to grow, Bupleurum riotundifolium ‘Green Gold’ makes a superb filler for summer borders. Sow it alongside tall Ageratum, such as ‘Timeless’ for beautiful cut flowers, or interplanted with wildflowers for a stylish Cottage Garden look. If you like the look then let it set seed in late summer for drifts of fresh seedlings next year. Height: 80cm (31"). Spread: 40cm (16"). More info
    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £1.49

Lathyrus chloranthus 'Lemonade'

Sweet Pea

Eyecatching and unique, this annual Lathyrus species is the only yellow sweet pea you'll find. The small, unscented, acid yellow flowers are produced on vigorous stems against a backdrop of soft green foliage throughout midsummer. Lathyrus chloranthus 'Lemonade' makes a striking feature and a real talking point. Perfect for patio containers or growing as an annual hedge or screen. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 1 packet (20 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £0.99

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.


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Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (40 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.09

Poppy 'Applegreen'

Papaver somniferum, Opium Poppy

A delighted T&M customer discovered this very unusual apple green coloured Poppy in their garden. Its striking pom-pom blooms stand out above tidy grey- green foliage. Very eye catching in borders when planted en masse. Height: 60-90cm (24-36in).

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 (80 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.99

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

More info
    • 1 packet (40 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.29