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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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Poppy 'Candy Floss' (Paeoniiflorum group)

Papaver somniferum, Opium Poppy

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A truly fabulous New & Exclusive introduction from Thompson & Morgan. Huge 7-10cm (3-4in) diameter, fully-double pom-pom flower heads stand tall and proud above glaucous foliage. The stunning flowers are followed by large, attractive seed heads which look wonderful in dried flower arrangements.

Sow in large drifts in borders as an easy-to-grow annual which will attract admiration from passers-by and neighbours!


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 (300 poppy seeds)

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    • £1.99

Lupin 'Avalune Lilac'

Lupinus hartwegii

Quite unlike perennial varieties, this dwarf, hardy annual Lupin has a more relaxed shape that is perfectly suited to growing at the front of borders. Lupin 'Avalune Lilac' forms a low bushy plant with masses of short bicolour flower spikes throughout summer. The contrasting purple and white blooms have a lovely sweet fragrance similar to sweet peas. This quick growing annual flowers in just 12 weeks from sowing making it perfect for bedding displays and filling gaps at the front of borders. Grow it in large drifts for maximum impact. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 35cm (14"). More info
    • 1 packet (50 lupin seeds)

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    • £3.29

Viola tricolor

Heartsease, Wild Pansy

A charming and prolific baby pansy with an unbeatable combination of 3-4 colours in each FLOWER! It will flower continuously from summer to winter, is compact enough for rockeries, walls or edging and will self sow seedlings. Flowers summer to winter. Height: 15-23cm (6-9in). The petals make a colourful addition to green salads, can be candied to top desserts etc. or used to make violet soup. Write to us for a free leaflet with recipes for a wide range of edible flowers.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The crystallised petals are great decorations for cakes and cookies, or they can be added straight to green salads for an injection of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (200 Viola seeds)

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    • £2.99

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 packet (100 scabious seeds)

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    • £1.99

Sweet Pea 'High Scent'

Lathyrus odoratus, Sweet Pea 'Hi-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 'High-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 sweet pea seeds)

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    • £2.99

Sweet Pea 'Chatsworth'

Lathyrus odoratus

An aristocrat of the show bench, and a superb cut flower! Sweet Pea 'Chatsworth' produces 5 to 6 pale lavender blooms, of outstanding quality, on each tall, straight stem. Delicate frills and a wonderful fragrance make this sweet pea a beautiful choice for exhibition, or to simply enjoy in your garden. Height: 180cm (71") Spread: 30cm (12").

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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 sweet pea seeds)

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Sweet Pea 'Prima Ballerina'

Lathyrus odoratus

Gorgeous, lightly scented blooms ideal for cutting; bred by one of the world's leading Sweet Pea breeders. Each stem averages four blooms in a unique tricolour of lilac, purple and cream enhanced by intricate veining on each flower. Simply stunning!

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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 sweet pea seeds)

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    • £2.69

Eryngium leavenworthii

Sea Holly, Leavenworth Eryngo

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An attractive annual originating from the North American prairies. This species has the unusual characteristic unlike other Eryngiums, to flower quickly from seed in the first year. Each plant will produce spectacular spiky glaucus foliage which changes to a rich purple colour on the cones and bracts, followed by reddish-purple tinge in the autumn. Ideal for adding structure to annual borders, as well as making a decorative long lasting cut flower. Height 50-90cm (20-36in)
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    • 1 packet (20 seeds)

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    • £2.99