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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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Sunflower 'Prado Yellow'

Helianthus annuus

Producing superior cut flowers, this variety is naturally multi-stemmed with lots of quality flowers on short stems and if the first bud is pinched out there will be even more! Excellent for the back of the border, easy to grow and quick to bloom. Flowers summer. Height 1.2-1.5m (48-60in).

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Try toasting the seed kernels for a healthy snack. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Companion planting: Try growing sunflowers with chives to deter aphids.


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    • 1 packet (20 sunflower seeds)

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    • £2.89 £0.99

Sunflower 'Russian Giant'

Helianthus annuus

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A giant among annuals. Give them plenty of room and you will be rewarded with plants up to 3m (10ft) tall with huge yellow flowers often 30cm(12in) in diameter. Useful to grow against an unsightly shed or fence. Birds love the seeds so grow a few plants close to the house and watch them feed in the autumn. Flowers summer. Height 8-10ft.

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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    • 1 packet (60 sunflower seeds)

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    • £1.99

Calendula officinalis 'Pink Surprise'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

A striking blend with a wonderful colour surprise! Amongst the fiery orange and yellow pot marigolds appears an intriguing calendula with delicately ruffled, blooms in a unique shade of apricot-pink. This beautiful mix of daisy-like flowers are excellent for cutting and can also be added to salads as an edible flower. Quick and easy to grow, Calendula 'Pink Surprise' makes a bright impact in beds, borders, and containers, and even grows well in coastal areas. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The light peppery taste of the flowers can be added to breads for extra flavour with a touch of colour. Can also be used as a substitute for saffron when colouring rice dishes. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (100 calendula seeds)

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    • £0.99

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

Sunflower 'Dwarf Yellow Spray'

Helianthus annuus

Now there's something new! A completely original and amazing effect can be achieved with Dwarf Yellow Spray, this exciting new Sunflower. The neat, dwarf habit can be used to create an unusual hedge to enclose your beds and borders. Height: 45-60cm (18-24in). The green buds before the flower opens are delicious cooked in butter sauce and the seeds make a tasty snack. Click here for more information on cooking and decorating food with flowers.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Try toasting the seed kernels for a healthy snack. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Companion planting: Try growing sunflowers with chives to deter aphids.


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    • 1 packet (40 sunflower seeds)

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    • £2.99

Sunflower 'Tall Timbers'

Helianthus annuus

A hybrid form of 'Russian Giant' offering improved vigour. If it's a record breaker you are after, this is the one to grow in 2015! Reaching 4m (13ft) with no special care, 'Tall Timbers' also produces impressive flowers with rich chocolatey centres - the archetypal sunflower. Height: 300cm (118"). Spread: 60cm (24").


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Try toasting the seed kernels for a healthy snack. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (30 sunflower seeds)

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    • £2.99

Chrysanthemum coronarium 'Primrose Gem'

Glebionis coronaria, Crown Daisy, Garland Chrysanthemum

Neat dome shaped plants with ferny foliage and 1-1½ in gorgeous primrose 'buttons' with a golden eye. Flowers summer. Height 30-45cm (12-18in).


Culinary note: These petals are best flash fried and then added to soups, salads or stir fries. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Companion planting: Try growing Chrysanthemums with chives, whose aromatic leaves will deter aphids.


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    • 1 packet (100 chrysanthemum seeds)

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    • £0.99

Sunflower 'Mongolian Giant'

Helianthus annuus

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Fun to grow, producing flower heads up to 45cm (18in) across with individual seeds up to 3½cm (1½in) long. As well as producing large yellow flower heads, Sunflower Mongolian Giant will be the envy of your neighbours as it grows up to 420cm (14ft) tall.


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Try toasting the seed kernels for a healthy snack. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Companion planting: Try growing sunflowers with chives to deter aphids.


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    • 1 packet (10 sunflower seeds)

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    • £2.39

Sunflower 'Valentine'

Helianthus annuus

Semi-tall, uniform variety with bright, lemon yellow, 15cm (6in) flowers and black disc. Cut flowers when coming into bud and they will open in the house and last up to 18 days with cut flower food. Excellent for beds, borders, and happy in most garden soils and full sun. Flowers summer. Height 1.5m (5ft).

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Try toasting the seed kernels for a healthy snack. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Companion planting: Try growing sunflowers with chives to deter aphids.


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    • 1 packet (18 sunflower seeds)

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    • £2.99

Sunflower 'Sunshot Golds Mixed' F1 Hybrid

Helianthus annuus

  • Up to 20 flowers per plant
Layer upon layer of petals form the striking golden blooms of Sunflower 'Sunshot Golds Mixed'. Free flowering, with a bushy, multistemmed habit, these sturdy little sunflowers boast up to 20 double and semi double blooms per plant. The chrysanthemum-like flowers appear early and last up to 3 weeks, that's 2 or 3 times longer than other double varieties. Use these showy dwarf sunflowers for plugging gaps in summer borders or adding a splash of sunshine gold to patio containers. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 35cm (14").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Try toasting the seed kernels for a healthy snack. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Companion planting: Try growing sunflowers with chives to deter aphids.


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    • 1 packet (10 sunflower seeds)

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    • £2.99

Sunflower 'Teddy Bear'

Helianthus annuus

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Big, double, fluffy teddy bear of a flower, producing very dwarf, 15cm (6in) ultra double golden-yellow blooms. A real eye-catcher in the border, looks good in containers and is a must for its long lasting, impressive appearance in a vase. Height 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Try toasting the seed kernels for a healthy snack. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Companion planting: Try growing sunflowers with chives to deter aphids.


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    • 1 packet (40 sunflower seeds)

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    • £2.99

Calendula officinalis nana 'Citrus Cocktail'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

This mouth-watering colour combination smothers the particularly dwarf, compact, bushy plants with alluring orange and golden yellow, daisy-like blooms. Unlike some bedding plants, Calendula 'Citrus Cocktail' keeps on flowering throughout the summer, coping in almost any garden situation. It even grows well in coastal areas. The bright flowers are also excellent for cutting and can also be added to salads as an edible flower. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The light peppery taste of the flowers can be added to breads for extra flavour with a touch of colour. Can also be used as a substitute for saffron when colouring rice dishes. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (100 calendula seeds)

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    • £1.99