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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 'King Size Navy Blue'

Lathyrus odoratus

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A choice variety for its extraordinarily dark navy-blue flowers and superb, intense fragrance. Sweet Pea ‘King Size Navy Blue’ bears up to 5 large, frilled blooms on each slender stem, making this an excellent cut flower for filling small vases with just a few stems. Let it intertwine with paler varieties for an unforgettable display in the garden. Height: 180cm (71”). Spread: 30cm (12”).


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How to grow sweet peas

A choice variety for its extraordinarily dark navy-blue sweet pea flowers and superb, intense fragrance. Sweet Pea 'King Size Navy Blue' bears up to 5 large, frilled blooms on each slender long stem, making this an excellent cut flower for filling a vase with just a few stems. Let it intertwine with paler varieties for an unforgettable contrasting display in the garden. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 1 packet (20 sweet pea seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.99

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 end of May 2016
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    • £0.99

Sweet Pea 'Matucana'

Lathyrus odoratus, Grandiflora Sweet Pea

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A lovely heirloom (Grandiflora) type, that was first introduced into Britain in the 17th century by Sicilian monk, Franciscus Cupani. Despite its slightly smaller flower size, Sweet Pea 'Matucana' retains the original captivating Sweet Pea fragrance that has become so characteristic in today's modern varieties. This striking bicolour produces masses of crimson and violet blooms on very bushy plants that are ideal for scrambling over obelisks. 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)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.99

Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

Honeywort

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The original species, native of S. Europe with sea green bracts often tinged in purple. The tubular flowers are a wonderful bicoloured contrast of yellow and maroon. May also be sown in situ.
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    • 1 packet (10 cerinthe seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £3.69

Nigella papillosa 'Delft Blue'

Love-In-A-Mist

Delicate blue and white blooms are produced freely above a haze of airy, finely cut foliage. Flowering in colours reminiscent of the well known pottery, Nigella papillosa 'Delft Blue' makes a useful filler for gaps in summer borders. Commonly known as Love-In-A-Mist, this easy to grow hardy annual is a well loved cottage garden plant. Try direct sowing in bold drifts to soften border edges. Faded Nigella flowers can be left in place toward the end of the season for their decorative seed pods which make useful material for cut flower arrangements, either fresh or dried. Height: 55cm (22"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 1 packet (600 nigella seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £1.99

Sweet Pea 'Purple Pimpernel'

Lathyrus odoratus

  • Perfect purple shades
A stunning new colour combination in sweet peas! Sweet Pea 'Purple Pimpernel' bears large, fragrant blooms in two shades of purple, atop long strong stems. Ideal as a cut flower for a vase indoors, this variety is also superb for exhibition. The original seed was sent to T&M by an amateur breeder and we liked it so much, we've produced a seed crop to offer to our customers. We hope you like it! Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (20 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").

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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 'Blue Velvet'

Lathyrus odoratus

Intriguing deep purple-blue flowers that are so dark they almost appear to shimmer black in the summer sunshine. The large, fragrant blooms, set atop particularly long stems, make an astonishing exhibit for the show bench and are equally eye catching in flower borders. Sweet Pea 'Blue Velvet' is a free flowering variety producing 4 or five blooms per stem. 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)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.99

Amberboa muricata

Sweet Sultan

Easy to grow annual which produces tall stems clothed with large, attractive, purple-mauve flowers, adding height to borders and ideal for cutting. Spectacular sown en-masse in drifts and will flower all summer long until the first night frosts of autumn.
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    • 1 packet (100 amberboa seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.59

Nigella damascena 'Oxford Blue'

Love-In-A-Mist

Tall with large extra double flowers followed by dark seed pods.
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    • 1 packet (200 nigella seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £0.99

Echium vulgare 'Blue Bedder'

Viper's Bugloss, Blueweed

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Glorious blue flowers buzzing with bees.
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    • 1 packet (200 echium seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.69

Cornflower 'Black Ball'

Centaurea cyanus, Blue-Bottle, Bachelor's Buttons

Pincushion flowers in a rich milk-chocolate shade, that look almost black on cloudy days. Drifts of annual cornflower 'Black Ball' add a touch of drama to summer borders and wildlife gardens where they will attract bees and butterflies to their pretty blooms. This tall variety of Centaurea makes an excellent cut flower too. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Culinary note: Add petals to salads as a colourful garnish or sprinkle over omelettes or even pasta. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (100 cornflower seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.29