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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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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)

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Gypsophila elegans 'Covent Garden'

Annual Baby's Breath

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Graceful annual for the border, producing delicate flowers and foliage, splendid for cut flowers. Can also be grown as flowering pot plants, grown in drifts or planted so as to cascade down steep banks or dry walls. Flowers early summer. Height 18in.
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    • 1 packet (1500 gypsophila seeds)

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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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    • £2.99

Lupin 'Avalune Lilac'

Lupinus hartwegii

Quite unlike perennial varieties, this dwarf, hardy annual Lupin has a more relaxed shape that is perfectly suited to growing at the front of borders. Lupin 'Avalune Lilac' forms a low bushy plant with masses of short bicolour flower spikes throughout summer. The contrasting purple and white blooms have a lovely sweet fragrance similar to sweet peas. This quick growing annual flowers in just 12 weeks from sowing making it perfect for bedding displays and filling gaps at the front of borders. Grow it in large drifts for maximum impact. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 35cm (14"). More info
    • 1 packet (50 lupin seeds)

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    • £2.49

Linum grandiflorum 'Rubrum'

Flax, Flowering Flax

It may be safely accounted as one of the easiest, showiest and most beautiful of all hardy annuals. From early summer to autumn, brilliant blood-red flowers with a beautiful satin sheen are produced. Height: 35-45cm (15-18in). More info
    • 1 packet (200 linum seeds)

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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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Chrysanthemum coronarium 'Primrose Gem'

Glebionis coronaria, Crown Daisy, Garland Chrysanthemum

Neat dome shaped plants with ferny foliage and 1-1½ in gorgeous primrose 'buttons' with a golden eye. Flowers summer. Height 30-45cm (12-18in).


Culinary note: These petals are best flash fried and then added to soups, salads or stir fries. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Companion planting: Try growing Chrysanthemums with chives, whose aromatic leaves will deter aphids.


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    • 1 packet (100 chrysanthemum seeds)

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    • £0.69

Agrostemma githago 'Ocean Pearl'

Corn Cockle

Bred by Thompson & Morgan, this tall, erect Agrostemma bears unusual, large, pure white flowers with distinctive black speckled markings. Corn Cockle is an easy to grow annual and thrives on poor soils. The delicate flowers attract bees and make delightful cut flowers too. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
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Larkspur 'Sublime Mixed'

Consolida ajacis, Annual Delphinium, Consolida ambigua

Reselected from Imperial Strain. Fully double blooms on strong erect stems. Good cut flower, excellent for drying. Height: 90-120cm (3-4ft).
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    • 1 packet (250 larkspur seeds)

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Alyssum 'Carpet Of Snow'

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

A magnificent low-growing, wide-spreading hardy annual producing a continuous display of snow white flowers all summer long. Always early to bloom, Alyssum 'Carpet of Snow' has a ground hugging habit that is perfect for rock gardens or cascading from crevices in walls. With a toughness that belies its delicate appearance, sweet alyssum is surprisingly wind tolerant and makes a useful plant in coastal areas. Height: 10cm (4"). Spread: 25cm (10").
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    • 1 packet (1000 alyssum seeds)

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    • £1.99

Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

Honeywort

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The original species, native of S. Europe with sea green bracts often tinged in purple. The tubular flowers are a wonderful bicoloured contrast of yellow and maroon. May also be sown in situ.
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    • 1 packet (10 cerinthe seeds)

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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)

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    • £2.99