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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 'Violetta Blush'

Papaver somniferum, Opium Poppy

A stunning discovery in a T&M customer's garden brings us this spectacular annual poppy. Fully double blooms in a fashionable blushed-lilac shade stand above strong stems of silver-green foliage. Easy to grow, ideal for sowing in small drifts to add a touch of class to your borders. Named after the customer's aunt who was known as Violetta by her grandchildren. Height: 60-90cm (24-36 inches).

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 (100 poppy seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £0.99

Nigella papillosa 'Midnight'

Nigella papillosa, Love-in-a-mist

This easy grow annual plant has it all; pretty, fern like foliage, handsome velvety flowers, and eye-catching seed-heads! Grow Nigella papillosa 'Midnight' by sowing direct into beds and borders. Rich blue flowers sit aloft the lacy fine-cut foliage. These are followed by quirky, dark purple seed pods, extending the interest of this border star well into autumn. Love-in-a-mist is perfect for cutting and using fresh or dried. Height: 55cm (22"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 1 packet (350 nigella seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £0.99

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 sweet pea seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £2.99

Dianthus 'Elegance Lavender' F1 Hybrid

Carnation

Elegant double, lightly scented, lacy flowers are produced on medium height, bushy plants with masses of well- branched, strong stems that require not stem support. Creates a gracious display in annual borders as well as making a long lasting garden cut flower. Height: 45-60cm (18-24 inches).


Culinary note: Use the clove like tasting petals for adding to cakes, either for flavour or decorating, suitable for soups, salads and sauces too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (25 dianthus seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £0.99

Sweet Pea 'Erewhon'

Lathyrus odoratus

  • Breeding breakthrough - a reverse bicolour sweet pea
Take a look at revolutionary Sweet Pea 'Erewhon'! Unlike other varieties this exciting Lathyrus has darker lower petals than its upper pale pink standards - making it a true reverse bicolour. Bred in New Zealand, this striking sweet pea is a cross between L. odoratus and L. belinensis. This superb variety is highly fragrant and makes an eyecatching addition to early summer bouquets. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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Press release: Sweet pea tops the Best Seller list

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    • 1 packet (25 sweet pea seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £2.99

Sweet Pea odoratus 'Nimbus'

Lathyrus odoratus

Indulge your senses with this unique sweet pea; just as handsome in looks as fragrance! The marbled flowers of Sweet Pea 'Nimbus' are of exhibition quality, and emit a divine scent, like any good sweet pea! Perfect for cutting to enjoy in the home. Train this easy grow sweet pea up trellis or set in our Tower Pot to bring the colour and fragrance to the patio. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread 30com (12"). More info
    • 1 packet (25 sweet pea seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £2.49

Poppy 'Burgundy Bigalow'

Papaver rhoeas, Field Poppy, Corn Poppy

  • Burgundy BICOLOUR blooms!
  • Elegant silky flowers
  • Quick and easy summer colour
  • Get the cottage garden look
Our globe-trotting plant hunter just had to add this pretty poppy to our UK trials programme, but rushing it home to our Ipswich HQ, it seems something got lost in translation - ‘Bicolour’ was misheard as ‘Bigalow’ and the name stuck! Graceful flowers float on sturdy stems over compact foliage. Sow in drifts across the border or scatter some seed into any spare gaps as luxurious fillers! They are easy to grow in almost any site, looking magnificent in the border, fantastic in large containers and will come up year after year in the garden, if self-sown seedlings are left to grow. Height: 75cm (30in).Spread: 30cm (12in).
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    • 1 packet (500 poppy seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £1.99

Viola 'Bunny Ears'

Viola x wittrockiana

  • Add bounce to your baskets!
  • The Viola everyone wants to grow!
  • Unusual flowers add real character
Cheeky little Violas that retain that classic pansy face beneath unsually long ‘rabbit ear’ top petals. The compact plants are perfect for smaller containers or planting pockets in rockeries and borders - you can even sow them in cracks in walls and paving. Depsite their size these tidy viola plants pack a real floral punch, creating cushions of mounded colour. Sow for winter or summer display - thrives in winter sun and summer shade - each flower has 2 winking petals, and that classic pansy face. Height and spread: 20cm (8").
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    • 1 packet (20 viola seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £2.49

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!

Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 sweet pea seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £2.69

Sweet Pea 'Turquoise Lagoon'

Lathyrus odoratus

From the same breeder as Sweet Pea 'Blue Shift', this stunning variety is equally eye-catching. Each delicate pink bloom gradually matures to a striking turquoise colour. These extraordinary annuals make a spectacular display bearing different coloured blooms at the same time - flowers even change colour in the vase after cutting! Sweet Pea 'Turquoise Lagoon' is a beautiful annual climber with a fabulous fragrance, and a 'must have' variety for the sweet pea enthusiast. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 sweet pea seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £2.69