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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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Calendula officinalis 'Porcupine'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

An exciting variety with vivid orange, pointed blooms and attractive quilled petals, giving the flowers a wild, spiky effect. The distinctive flowers make a stunning cut flower and can also be added to salads as an edible flower. Quick and easy to grow, Calendula 'Porcupine' copes in almost any garden situation, and even grows well in coastal areas. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The light peppery taste of the flowers can be added to breads for extra flavour with a touch of colour. Can also be used as a substitute for saffron when colouring rice dishes. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (200 calendula seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £0.99

Calendula officinalis 'Sherbet Fizz'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

Specially selected for its striking colour combination, Calendula 'Sherbet Fizz' has unusual buff-coloured petals with alluring darker red undersides. Sow pot marigolds in drifts for a spectacular display in beds and borders. The daisy-like flowers are excellent for cutting and can also be added to salads as an edible flower. Quick and easy to grow, Calendula copes in almost any garden situation, and even grows well in coastal areas. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The light peppery taste of the flowers can be added to breads for extra flavour with a touch of colour. Can also be used as a substitute for saffron when colouring rice dishes. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (80 calendula seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.49

Cornflower 'Polka Dot Mixed'

Centaurea cyanus, Blue-Bottle, Bachelor's Buttons

Cornflower 'Polka Dot Mixed' blends the loveliest shades of cornflower colours for a really pretty addition to summer borders. These easy to grow annuals attract bees and butterflies to their nectar rich blooms. With their wiry stems and ruffled petals they make a delicate cut flower too. Height: 45cm (18"). 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 (500 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.29

Cornflower Collection

Centaurea cyanus, Blue-Bottle, Bachelor's Buttons

A modern yet classic look for your borders! Easily sown en masse directly into beds, these two varieties of single and semi-double flowered annual cornflowers will create long lasting swathes of colour when sown in drifts. These easy to grow, cottage garden favourites also make a dainty cut flower. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").


  • Collections comprises:
  • Cornflower 'Classic Fantastic' - Single and semi-double blooms ranging from light heavenly blue to dark blue, and even a blue and white bicolour.
  • Cornflower 'Classic Romantic' - Gorgeous pink and red shades, with a pink and white bicolour too.

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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    • 2 packets - 1 of each variety (400 cornflower seeds in total)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
    • SAVE 99p  
    • £3.98 £2.99