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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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Sweet Pea 'Eleanore Udall'

  • Superb for arches, trellis, obelisks, etc
  • Sow October to February indoors, or March to April outdoors
  • Prefers a well fed, free-draining soil in full sun
  • Flowers all summer with regular deadheading

A pretty new form with graduated pink petals and a heavenly scent ideal for garden display and home-made cut flower bouquets. We’ve developed this strain to help raise funds for our nominated charity of the year in 2016, Thrive.


Thrive is the leading charity that operates in the field of disability and gardening. It uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people who are living with disabilities or ill health, or are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. This is known as social and therapeutic horticulture (STH). For more information visit www.thrive.org.uk

Sweet Pea ‘Eleanore Udall’ has been named after the wife of the founder of Thrive, Geoffrey Udall, who bequeathed his Beech Hill estate near Reading, Berkshire now home to the charity’s head office and gardens. Height: 1.8m (6’). Spread 30cm (12").


50% of the money generated from each sale of Sweet Pea 'Eleanore Udall' will go to Thrive - our charity of year 2016. To find out more about our relationship with Thrive view our blog here.
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    • 1 sweet pea eleanore udall packet (25 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.99

Stock 'Night Scented'

Matthiola longipetala subsp. bicornis, Matthiola bicornis

Deliciously scented flowers which open in the evening. Sow anywhere that is close enough to the house to get the benefit of such a beautiful fragrance. Below windows, patio tubs, window boxes, even a small sowing in hanging baskets. Try mixing with Virginian Stock before sowing to provide a mixture of attractive flower and fragrance. Flowers summer. Height 12in. More info
    • 1 packet (2000 stock seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £1.99

Stock 'Appleblossom'

Matthiola incana, Gillyflower

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To one of the most beautiful annuals, T&M have added one of the loveliest of colour combinations and Mother Nature has supplied the fragrance. Perfume, beauty and elegance in pink and white all rolled into one. Invaluable summer bedding plants with dense showy spikes of sweet scented flowers. Justifiably popular for beds, borders, cut flowers and they also make magnificent plants for winter flowering in the cold greenhouse. Flowers early summer. Height: 30cm (12in).

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    • 1 packet (40 stock seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £0.99

Poppy 'Pink Fizz'

Papaver somniferum (Laciniatum Group), Opium Poppy

The elegant two-tone, pink bicolour blooms of Poppy 'Pink Fizz' sit atop tall stems of silver foliage that sway gently in the breeze. As summer progresses, the irregular and finely slashed 'lacinate' petals give way to green-blue seed pods that make a useful addition to dried flower arrangements. Direct sow this undemanding hardy annual to fill gaps in wildlife gardens and cottage garden planting schemes. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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 poppy seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £1.99

Sweet Pea 'Pink and White Ripple'

Lathyrus odoratus

Large, wavy pink and white blooms make Sweet Pea 'Pink and White Ripple' a most distinctive variety. The fabulous, sweetly scented flowers are carried on straight stems that are ideal for cutting and make eye-catching entries on the show bench. A showy variety that will add summer colour and fragrance to obelisks and trellis. 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 end of May 2016
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    • £0.99

Californian Poppy 'Summer Sorbet'

Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy

One of the best new colours to be introduced in recent years, with its mouth-watering combination of rose-pink outer petals, and a delicious creamy white centre. 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 (125 californian poppy seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £0.99

Sweet Pea 'Promise'

Lathyrus odoratus

Sweet Pea 'Promise' is a particularly fragrant variety, boasting up to 4 large, frilly blooms on each long stem. Bred by Roger Parsons, custodian of a National Collection® of Lathyrus species, this pretty variety is certain to become a show bench favourite. Spectacular in the garden and a lovely cut flower too. 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 end of May 2016
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    • £1.99

Sweet Pea 'Blue Shift'

Lathyrus odoratus

The astonishing colour-changing blooms of Sweet Pea 'Blue Shift' transform from light mauve to true blue as they mature. These extraordinary annuals make a spectacular display bearing different coloured blooms at the same time - flowers even change colour in the vase after cutting! Bred by renowned New Zealand Lathyrus breeder, Dr. Keith Hammett, this is a 'must have' 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 end of May 2016
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    • £2.89

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").

Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 sweet pea seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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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").

Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 sweet pea seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.99

Sweet Pea 'Robert Uvedale'

Lathyrus odoratus

  • Traditional variety with outstanding performance
Named after the Enfield school master generally credited with introducing the sweet pea into England in 1699, Sweet Pea 'Robert Uvedale' is a stunning, bright pink variety with large frilly blooms. Reputedly sent some seeds by the Italian naturalist, Francesco Cupani, Robert Uvedale was apparently the first to grow sweet peas in the UK and the resulting luxuriously scented flowers caused quite a stir in their day. This is a traditional perfumed and climbing sweet pea which boasts outstanding garden performance. Perfect for cutting or exhibition purposes. Height: 180cm (6'). Spread: 30cm (12").

Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 sweet pea seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.99

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").

Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 sweet pea seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.59