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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 'Choco Sun'

Helianthus annuus

Possibly the smallest and quickest flowering sunflower available. The dwarf multi-flowering plants of Sunflower Choco Sun produce their first blooms in eleven to twelve weeks from sowing. Ideal for adding interest to containers and fun for children to grow.


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

Lupin 'Avalune Lilac'

Lupinus hartwegii

Quite unlike perennial varieties, this dwarf, hardy annual Lupin has a more relaxed shape that is perfectly suited to growing at the front of borders. Lupin 'Avalune Lilac' forms a low bushy plant with masses of short bicolour flower spikes throughout summer. The contrasting purple and white blooms have a lovely sweet fragrance similar to sweet peas. This quick growing annual flowers in just 12 weeks from sowing making it perfect for bedding displays and filling gaps at the front of borders. Grow it in large drifts for maximum impact. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 35cm (14"). More info
    • 1 packet (50 lupin seeds)

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    • £2.49

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.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (10 sunflower seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.99

Stock 'Giant Perfection Mixed'

Matthiola incana, Gillyflower

Invaluable summer bedding plants with dense showy spikes of sweet scented flowers. Justifiably popular for beds, borders, cut flowers and they also make magnificent plants for winter flowering in the cold greenhouse.

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    • 1 packet (125 seeds)

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    • £2.69

Nemophila menziesii 'Pennie Black'

Baby Blue-Eyes, Nemophila menziesii 'Penny Black'

Here is an annual that's "as pretty as a picture". There is an incessant parade of sumptuous 2cm, rich deep purple to black flowers with - the master touch - a scalloped silvery-white edge. It has truly ground hugging habit (not unlike annual alyssum) that will provide ground cover and contrast for all containers, hanging baskets, and it makes a tidy edging plant. Trailing 5-10cm (2-4in). Height: 30-38cm (12-15in).

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    • 1 packet (280 seeds)

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    • £2.99