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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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Sweet Pea 'Collection'

Lathyrus odoratus

An outstanding collection of fragrant sweet peas, specially selected for their colour, form and rich perfume. These cottage garden favourites are superb for cutting and the more blooms you cut, the more they will flower! Pop a few stems in a vase to fill a whole room with fragrance. Grow sweet peas against a sunny fence or trained on a free standing obelisk. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").


  • Collection comprises one packet each of:
  • Sweet Pea ‘Appleblossom’ - Gently ruffled, blush-pink blooms.
  • Sweet Pea ‘Anniversary’ - Large, frilly, white blooms with an attractive rose-pink, picotee edge.
  • Sweet Pea ‘Chatsworth’ - 5 to 6 pale lavender blooms on each tall, straight stem.
  • Sweet Pea ‘Cream Southborne’ - one of the best cream varieties available.
  • Sweet Pea ‘Firecrest’ - Fiery red blooms that won’t bleach in the sun.
  • Sweet Pea ‘Kingsize Navy Blue’ - Dark navy-blue flowers and superb, intense fragrance.
  • Sweet Pea ‘Orange Dragon’ - An eye catching orange flowered variety for the show bench.
  • Sweet Pea 'Spanish Dancer'- Scented flowers in a never-before-seen tricolour with unusual veining.
  • Sweet Pea 'Villa Roma Scarlet' - Vibrant, scarlet flowers are carried on the strong stems.
  • Sweet Pea 'Sweet Dreams'- A lovely mix in a range of colours.
  • Sweet Pea ‘White Supreme’ - Pure white sprays on long stems that are ideal for cutting.
  • Sweet Pea ‘Wiltshire Ripple’ - Distinctive, bicolour, striped blooms of rich claret on a snow-white background.

Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 10 packets - 1 of each variety (255 seeds in total)

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • SAVE £10.81  
    • £28.80 £17.99

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 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.69

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 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £2.99

Cornflower 'Classic Series'

Centaurea cyanus, Blue-Bottle, Bachelor's Buttons

Cornflower ‘Classic Series’ brings together an easy to grow collection of these beautiful annuals. Cornflowers are cottage garden favourites that are ideal for creating a long flowering display in borders, or when used as a cut flower. Height: 100cm (40"). Spread: 30cm (12").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Cornflower 'Classic Fantastic' - Single and semi-double blooms in cool blues and whites.
  • Cornflower 'Classic Romantic' - A pretty range of colours in soft shades of pink and red.
  • Cornflower 'Classic Magic' - Striking purple blooms from lilac to rich blackcurrant.

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

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    • 3 varieties - 1 packet of each (600 seeds in total)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
    • SAVE 98p  
    • £5.97 £4.99

Wildflower Mix

Create a beautiful wildflower area in your garden with this selection of bright and colourful annuals. Our special selection provides forage over a long season, from spring through to early autumn, making it an invaluable food source for bees and butterflies.


  • Collection comprises the following varieties:
  • 1 packet (1 gram) Wildflower 'Honey Bee Flower Mix' - A blend of 19 species of nectar and pollen rich annual and perennial wildflowers, which are proven favourites of honey bees in our gardens. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12"). 1 gram of seed sows an area of approximately 1 square metre.
  • 1 packet (250 seeds) Sweet Rocket 'Alba' - Charming, large spikes of single, white flowers, fragrant in the evening. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 45cm (18").
  • 1 packet (125 seeds) Californian Poppy 'Jelly Beans' - Fully double blooms in a vibrant colour range glisten above a mass of feathery blue-green foliage. These dainty hardy annuals are tougher than they appear and positively thrive on poor, dry soils. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 25cm (10")
  • 1 packet (60 seeds) Sunflower 'Russian Giant' - A giant among annuals. Give them plenty of room and you will be rewarded with plants up to 3m (10') tall with huge yellow flowers often 30cm (12") in diameter. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 60cm (24").
  • 1 packet (80 seeds) Calendula 'Fruit Twist' - A delightful dwarf calendula in a zesty mix of citrus colours. Early flowering, with daisy-like blooms adding bright drifts of colour to a sunny border. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 20cm (8").

Useful links:

How to sow wildflower seeds

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    • 1 collection

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £10.85