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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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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 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.49

Alyssum 'Sweet White'

Lobularia maritima procumbens, Alyssum maritimum, Sweet Alison, Sweet Alyssum

Alyssum 'Sweet White' is a beautifully scented variety with an open, bushy habit. This popular hardy annual adds a delicious honey fragrance and a delicate frosting of ice white blooms to summer beds, rockeries and all kinds of patio containers. With a toughness that belies its delicate appearance, sweet alyssum is surprisingly wind tolerant and makes a useful plant in coastal areas. Height: 15cm (6”). Spread: 25cm (10”).
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    • 1 packet (1000 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.99

Limnanthes douglasii

Poached Egg Plant

The Fried Egg or Poached Egg plant will attract hoverflies to your garden to beat the aphids. Bees also love this low, spreading carpet of fragrant golden and white blooms that will grace the front of the border, rockery or path edging.
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    • 1 packet (150 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of June 2014
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    • £2.49

Limnanthes douglasii - RHS Garden Explorers Children's Seeds

Poached Egg Plant

I am a bright little plant that looks just like fried egg. I am easy to grow and will produce hundreds of flowers all through the summer. Height: 15cm.Why Not ... draw this pretty flower and see if you can name the different parts? Petal, Sepal, Anther and Stigma. The Garden Explorers website will help you.
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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.49

Alyssum 'Snow Crystals'

Lobularia maritima procumbens, Alyssum maritimum, Sweet Alison, Sweet Alyssum

With distinctly larger flowers than 'Carpet of Snow', the scented blooms of Alyssum 'Snow Crystals' make for a whiter, cleaner appearance overall. This neat, compact variety is uniform in growth; perfect for bedding, baskets, and containers, or edging paths and borders. With a toughness that belies its delicate appearance, sweet alyssum is surprisingly wind tolerant and makes a useful plant in coastal areas. Height: 15cm (6”). Spread: 25cm (10”).
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    • 1 packet (500 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.99

Viola tricolor

Heartsease, Wild Pansy

A charming and prolific baby pansy with an unbeatable combination of 3-4 colours in each FLOWER! It will flower continuously from summer to winter, is compact enough for rockeries, walls or edging and will self sow seedlings. Flowers summer to winter. Height: 15-23cm (6-9in). The petals make a colourful addition to green salads, can be candied to top desserts etc. or used to make violet soup. Write to us for a free leaflet with recipes for a wide range of edible flowers.

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

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    • 1 packet (200 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.69

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 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £0.69

Alyssum 'Sweet White' - Kew Collection Seeds

Lobularia maritima procumbens, Alyssum maritimum, Sweet Alison, Sweet Alyssum

Absolutely glorious honey fragrance. Sprinkle seed direct into tubs, window boxes, patio areas and borders. Height: 10-20cm (4-8in)
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    • 1 packet (1000 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.09