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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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Californian Poppy 'Sun Shades'

Eschscholzia mexicana, California poppy

Bright fiery orange and yellow blooms unfurl above a sea of ferny blue-green foliage for a bold summer display. These dainty hardy annuals are tougher than they appear and positively thrive on poor, dry soils. The papery flowers 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: 30cm (12"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 1 packet (100 californian poppy seeds)

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    • £2.69

Californian Poppy 'Summer Sorbet'

Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy

One of the best new colours to be introduced in recent years, with its mouth-watering combination of rose-pink outer petals, and a delicious creamy white centre. These dainty hardy annuals are tougher than they appear and positively thrive on poor, dry soils. The papery flowers 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: 25cm (10"). Spread: 25cm (10
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    • 1 packet (125 californian poppy seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £0.99

Californian Poppy 'Red Chief'

Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy

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The best red we've seen in a Californian Poppy! We trialled Californian Poppy 'Red Chief' over several years to make sure the flowers maintained their vibrant and rich red colour. Outstanding in our trials, the intensely coloured blooms are produced all summer long above low-growing mounds of feathery blue-green foliage, and are attractive to bees and hoverflies. Performing well in all weathers, this Eschscholzia variety is easy to grow in beds, borders and containers, or let it self-seed throughout gravel gardens to form natural drifts. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 25cm (10").
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    • 1 packet (400 californian poppy seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £1.99

Silene pendula 'Peach Blossom'

Campion, Nodding Catchfly

A charming, but exquisite stunner for the spring or summer garden. Its habit is branching so it reaches only 4-6in in height yet cascades or spreads for 12in Descriptively it's one mass of ½in double blooms, Uniquely the blooms have no consistent colour. The buds are deep pink opening to salmon and maturing to white, conveying this majestic blossom effect. Ideal for hanging baskets, containers and direct sown, or planted out, is a striking carpeting plant of better character and form than alyssum. Occasionally singles will appear in the double forms and should be removed.

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    • 1 packet (80 silene seeds)

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    • £0.69

Sweet Pea 'Sugar n Spice'™

Lathyrus odoratus

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This specially bred dwarf sweet pea is guaranteed to spice up your containers and baskets with its unmissable fragrance. Sweet Pea 'Sugar n Spice' comes in a spectacular colour range, including bicolours. The blooms are produced all along the short stems and from each leaf node, forming a ball of rich colour when planted in hanging baskets. The plants are naturally neat and compact so there is no need for pinching. Allow 15 plants per 35cm (14") basket. Height and spread: 18cm (7"). .

Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 sweet pea seeds)

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    • £2.99

Californian Poppy 'Monarch Mixed'

Eschscholzia caespitosa, California Poppy

A regal mix of semi-double and single blooms in cerise, carmine, red, orange and yellow. These dainty hardy annuals are tougher than they appear and positively thrive on poor, dry soils. The papery flowers 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: 23cm (9"). Spread: 25cm (10"). More info
    • 1 packet (600 californian poppy seeds)

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    • £1.99

Calendula officinalis nana 'Fruit Twist'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

  • Easy to grow delightful dwarf mix
A delightful dwarf calendula in a zesty mix of citrus colours. Calendula 'Fruit Twist' is early flowering, with the edible, daisy-like blooms adding bright drifts of colour to a sunny border. A quick and easy to grow annual for almost any garden situation, and even grows well in coastal areas. Sow in September for an eye-catching late spring display, or sow in spring for summer flowering. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 20cm (8").

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

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    • 1 packet (80 calendula seeds)

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    • £2.69

Californian Poppy 'Jelly Beans'

Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy

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. The papery flowers 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: 25cm (10”). Spread: 25cm (10”).
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    • 1 packet (125 californian poppy seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.69

Californian Poppy 'Champagne and Roses'

Eschscholzia californica, California poppy

Shades of champagne, soft rose and deep pink create a display that you will adore from its tightly scrolled buds to the fully open flowers. These dainty hardy annuals are tougher than they appear and positively thrive on poor, dry soils. The papery flowers 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: 25cm (10"). Spread: 25cm (10").
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    • 1 packet (200 californian poppy seeds)

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    • £0.99

Candytuft 'Dwarf Fairyland Mixed'

Iberis umbellata

Very easy to grow, low compact plant that comes into flower quickly from seed. The colours of Candytuft Dwarf Fairyland Mixed radiate through lilac, silver, pink , maroon, carmine and white and after flowering leave behind exquisite seed heads - just right for everlasting flower arrangements.
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    • 1 packet (600 candytuft seeds)

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    • £1.99

Cabbage 'Northern Lights Mixed' F1 Hybrid (Flowering)

Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group), Ornamental Cabbage, Ornamental Kale

Large ornamental plants with frilled edges and heart lifting colours for months. Cabbage Flowering Northern Lights Mixed is superb in containers. Recommended for charm and impact. Leaves colour when night temperatures fall to 50F/10C.

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


Companion planting: Try growing ornamental cabbages with Nasturtiums to draw cabbage white butterflies away from the leaves, and mint to help deter flea beetles.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (30 cabbage 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. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (100 calendula seeds)

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    • £1.99