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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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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 sweet pea seeds)

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    • £2.99

Sweet Pea 'Eleanore Udall'

  • Superb for arches, trellis, obelisks, etc
  • Sow October to February indoors, or March to April outdoors
  • Prefers a well fed, free-draining soil in full sun
  • Flowers all summer with regular deadheading

A pretty new form with graduated pink petals and a heavenly scent ideal for garden display and home-made cut flower bouquets. We’ve developed this strain to help raise funds for our nominated charity of the year in 2016, Thrive.


Thrive is the leading charity that operates in the field of disability and gardening. It uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people who are living with disabilities or ill health, or are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. This is known as social and therapeutic horticulture (STH). For more information visit www.thrive.org.uk

Sweet Pea ‘Eleanore Udall’ has been named after the wife of the founder of Thrive, Geoffrey Udall, who bequeathed his Beech Hill estate near Reading, Berkshire now home to the charity’s head office and gardens. Height: 1.8m (6’). Spread 30cm (12").


50% of the money generated from each sale of Sweet Pea 'Eleanore Udall' will go to Thrive - our charity of year 2016. To find out more about our relationship with Thrive view our blog here.
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    • 1 sweet pea eleanore udall packet (25 seeds)

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Sunflower Collection

Helianthus annuus

This collection comprises; 'Italian White', 'Harlequin', and 'Velvet Queen'. Sunflower 'Italian White' - Unusual cream flowers with a deep chocolate centre surrounded by a golden 'halo'. Sunflower 'Harlequin' F1 Hybrid - A stunning bicoloured blend, which includes a very unusual rose-pink shade. Sunflower 'Velvet Queen' - Unique colour; deep velvet-red to copper, medium-sized flowers.

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.

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    • 3 varieties - 1 packet of each (78 sunflower seeds in total)

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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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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 sweet pea seeds)

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    • £2.69

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

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    • £5.97 £4.99