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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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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 (1200 stock seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £1.99

Cornflower 'The Bride'

Amberboa moschata, Centaurea moschata, Sweet Sultan

Amberboa 'The Bride' is an easy to grow annual with large, sweetly scented flowers in purest white. This stunning white cornflower is perfect for cutting and makes a lovely plant for filling gaps in summer borders. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 1 packet (50 cornflower seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £2.99

Cornflower 'Blue Diadem'

Centaurea cyanus, Blue-Bottle, Bachelor's Buttons

Powder puff Cornflowers of intense azure blue were once a common sight in summer, dotted throughout golden cornfields. This charming annual still makes an unforgettable impact in grassy meadows and summer borders. Its tall wiry stems and ruffled blooms make Cornflower 'Blue Diadem' is ideal for cutting. The nectar rich blooms attract bees and butterflies 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 (200 cornflower seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £2.99

Dianthus chinensis heddewigii 'Black And White Minstrels'

Carnation, Chinese Pink, Indian Pink

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Showy plants for bedding, border, rockery and containers producing an abundance of quite unique, showy black and white flowers throughout summer. The dainty, fully double blooms are heavily laced, over an inch in diameter and sweetly scented. They make excellent cut flowers lasting a long time in water. Flowers summer. Height 30-38cm (12-15in).

Culinary note: Use the clove like tasting petals for adding to cakes, either for flavour or decorating, suitable for soups, salads and sauces too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (30 dianthus seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £0.99

Cornflower 'Jubilee Gem'

Centaurea cyanus, Blue-Bottle, Bachelor's Buttons

Dense heads of large, double flowers of a beautiful deep blue are freely produced on compact, bushy plants. Once a common sight in cornfields the annual cornflower stills creates a big impact in summer borders and meadows. The intensely coloured blooms of blue Cornflower 'Jubilee Gem' are excellent for cutting and a magnet for bees and butterflies in the garden. Height: 40cm (16"). 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 (200 seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £2.29

Cornflower 'Frosted Queen'

Centaurea cyanus, Blue-Bottle, Bachelor's Buttons

A delightful change to the common blue cornflower. These richly coloured flowers glisten in the sunshine, for each of the tiny petals of the very double, powder-puff blooms, is tipped with ice white. Annual Cornflower 'Frosted Queen' is perfect for filling gaps in summer borders where it will attract bees and butterflies. With its tall wiry stems, this pretty annual 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 (200 cornflower seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £0.99

Dianthus 'Elegance Lavender' F1 Hybrid

Carnation

Elegant double, lightly scented, lacy flowers are produced on medium height, bushy plants with masses of well- branched, strong stems that require not stem support. Creates a gracious display in annual borders as well as making a long lasting garden cut flower. Height: 45-60cm (18-24 inches).


Culinary note: Use the clove like tasting petals for adding to cakes, either for flavour or decorating, suitable for soups, salads and sauces too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (25 dianthus seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £0.99

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 Monday
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    • £2.29

Dianthus 'Elegance Pink' F1 Hybrid

Carnation

Elegant double, lightly scented, lacy flowers are produced on medium height, bushy plants with masses of well- branched, strong stems that require not stem support. Creates a gracious display in annual borders as well as making a long lasting garden cut flower. Height: 45-60cm (18-24 inches)


Culinary note: Use the clove like tasting petals for adding to cakes, either for flavour or decorating, suitable for soups, salads and sauces too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

More info
    • 1 packet (25 dianthus seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £0.99

Cornflower 'Dwarf Blue Midget'

Centaurea cyanus, Blue-Bottle, Bachelor's Buttons

A fantastic little cornflower rather like a ball of colour. Lower and neater than any we believe you will have seen before. Full of bloom at 15cm (6in) high. Ends up about 30cm (12in) high. Easy to grow and suitable for beds, borders, containers etc. Flowers summer. Height: 20-30cm (8-12in).

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 seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £2.29

Cornflower 'Classic Romantic'

Centaurea cyanus, Blue-Bottle, Bachelor's Buttons

A romantic mixture of single and semi-double blooms in gorgeous pink and red shades, and a pink and white bicolour. Annual Cornflower 'Classic Romantic' is an easy to grow, cottage garden favourite that is ideal for creating a long flowering display in borders, or when used as a cut flower. Height: 100cm (40"). 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.

More info
    • 1 packet (200 cornflower seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £1.99