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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.



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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. 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 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.19

Sunflower 'Shock-o-Lat' F1 Hybrid

Helianthus annuus

  • New in 2014
This striking sunflower produces rich chocolate coloured blooms with gold-rimmed edges over a long period in summer. Multi-headed and boasting large pollen-free flowers up to 15cm (6") in diameter, Sunflower 'Shock-o-Lat' is ideal planted en masse at the back of a border. The tall, sturdy stems make fabulous cut flowers for a vase indoors too. Height: 1.8m (6'). Spread: 50cm (20").

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 (20 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £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 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.99

Chrysanthemum carinatum 'Polar Star'

Ismelia carinata, Painted Daisy

Chrysanthemum carinatum 'Polar Star' is an easy to grow showy annual with unusual tricolour daisy flowers. Each white bloom has an intriguing inner yellow halo surrounding a central darker cushion. Perfect for adding height and interest to borders, as well as making a long lasting cut flower. Height: 75cm (30”). Spread: 40cm (16”).

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


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    • 1 packet (200 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.49

Sunflower 'Russian Giant' - RHS Garden Explorers Children's Seeds

Helianthus annuus

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I could be the tallest flower in your garden. Can you grow the tallest, sunniest sunflower? When I have finished flowering leave the flowerheads out to feed the birds over the winter. Height: 2m+.Did You Know? - Not all sunflowers are yellow or tall. Look for furry-looking teddy bear types, different colours and ones with several flowers on one stem.


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 (25 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.49

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. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.99

Californian Poppy 'Butter Bush'

Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy

  • Drought tolerant
Buttery yellow, single to semi- double flowers look fabulous sown in large drifts of colour or in patio containers. These dainty hardy annuals are tougher than they appear and positively thrive on poor, dry soils. The papery flowers of Eschscholzia 'Butter Bush' 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 and spread: 25cm (10"). Height: 25cm (10").
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    • 1 packet (150 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.99

Sunflower 'Solar Flash' F1 Hybrid

Helianthus annuus

  • Pollen-free sunflower
This dwarf, bushy sunflower makes an impressive container plant for adding a bright splash of colour to the patio. Sunflower 'Solar Flash' is multi-headed and early flowering, producing distinctive gold and bronze sunflowers with a chocolate coloured, pollen free centre. Growing to just 50cm (20") tall, this charming little sunflower makes a fantastic cut flower. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 35cm (14").

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 (12 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.69

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. 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 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.89

Calendula officinalis nana 'Candyman Yellow'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

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The longest flowering and best double pot marigold that we have grown on our trial grounds! Sturdy, dwarf, multi-branching plants produce large, luminous blooms, to brighten summer borders and containers. The daisy-like flowers of Calendula 'Candyman Yellow' are excellent for cutting and can also be added to salads as an edible flower. Quick and easy to grow, calendula copes in almost any garden situation, and even grows well in coastal areas. Height: 25cm (10”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.09

Limnanthes douglasii

Poached Egg Plant

The Fried Egg or Poached Egg plant will attract hoverflies to your garden to beat the aphids. Bees also love this low, spreading carpet of fragrant golden and white blooms that will grace the front of the border, rockery or path edging.
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    • 1 packet (150 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of June 2014
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    • £2.49

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. For more details about edible flowers click here.


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


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (40 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.99