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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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Sweet Pea 'Scent Infusion' - Part of the Alan Titchmarsh Collection

Lathyrus odoratus

 
    Sweet Peas have got to be my favourites. Just one sniff of their heady fragrance and my head is full of memories. This super, hand-made blend - Sweet Pea 'Scent Infusion', features only the best fragrant varieties. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").


    Useful links:

    How to grow sweet peas

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      • 1 packet (25 seeds)

      • Despatch: By end of June 2014
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      • £1.99

    Sweet Pea 'Blue Shift'

    Lathyrus odoratus

    The astonishing colour-changing blooms of Sweet Pea 'Blue Shift' transform from light mauve to true blue as they mature. These extraordinary annuals make a spectacular display bearing different coloured blooms at the same time - flowers even change colour in the vase after cutting! Bred by renowned New Zealand Lathyrus breeder, Dr. Keith Hammett, this is a 'must have' for the sweet pea enthusiast. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").

    Useful links:

    How to grow sweet peas

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      • 1 packet (25 seeds)

      • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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      • £2.69

    Californian Poppy 'Butter Bush'

    Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy

    • Drought tolerant
    Buttery yellow, single to semi- double flowers look fabulous sown in large drifts of colour or in patio containers. These dainty hardy annuals are tougher than they appear and positively thrive on poor, dry soils. The papery flowers of Eschscholzia 'Butter Bush' 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 and spread: 25cm (10"). Height: 25cm (10").
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      • 1 packet (150 seeds)

      • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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      • £1.99

    Sunflower 'Solar Flash' F1 Hybrid

    Helianthus annuus

    • Pollen-free sunflower
    This dwarf, bushy sunflower makes an impressive container plant for adding a bright splash of colour to the patio. Sunflower 'Solar Flash' is multi-headed and early flowering, producing distinctive gold and bronze sunflowers with a chocolate coloured, pollen free centre. Growing to just 50cm (20") tall, this charming little sunflower makes a fantastic cut flower. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 35cm (14").

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


    Companion planting: Try growing sunflowers with chives to deter aphids.


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    Companion Planting

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      • 1 packet (12 seeds)

      • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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      • £2.69

    Sweet Pea 'Promise'

    Lathyrus odoratus

    Sweet Pea 'Promise' is a particularly fragrant variety, boasting up to 4 large, frilly blooms on each long stem. Bred by Roger Parsons, custodian of a National Collection® of Lathyrus species, this pretty variety is certain to become a show bench favourite. Spectacular in the garden and a lovely cut flower too. Height: 180cm (71”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

    Useful links:

    How to grow sweet peas

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      • 1 packet (25 seeds)

      • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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      • £1.99

    Sweet Pea 'Villa Roma Scarlet'

    Lathyrus odoratus

    Vibrant, scarlet flowers are carried on the strong stems of this superb dwarf sweet pea. With a short, spreading growth habit, Sweet Pea 'Villa Roma Scarlet' grows without support making it ideal for containers or creating informal summer groundcover. This striking variety was awarded a Fleuroselect Gold Medal for its outstanding garden performance and excellent heat tolerance. The sweetly scented blooms also make lovely cut flowers. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 25cm (10").

    Useful links:

    How to grow sweet peas

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      • 1 packet (20 seeds)

      • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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      • £2.99

    Lathyrus chloranthus 'Lemonade'

    Sweet Pea

    Eyecatching and unique, this annual Lathyrus species is the only yellow sweet pea you'll find. The small, unscented, acid yellow flowers are produced on vigorous stems against a backdrop of soft green foliage throughout midsummer. Lathyrus chloranthus 'Lemonade' makes a striking feature and a real talking point. Perfect for patio containers or growing as an annual hedge or screen. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
      • 1 packet (20 seeds)

      • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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      • £1.49

    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").
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      • 1 collection

      • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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      • £10.85