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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 'Pink Surprise'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

A striking blend with a wonderful colour surprise! Amongst the fiery orange and yellow pot marigolds appears an intriguing calendula with delicately ruffled, blooms in a unique shade of apricot-pink. This beautiful mix of daisy-like flowers are excellent for cutting and can also be added to salads as an edible flower. Quick and easy to grow, Calendula 'Pink Surprise' makes a bright impact in beds, borders, and containers, and even grows well in coastal areas. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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 (100 calendula seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £0.99

Sunflower 'Dwarf Yellow Spray'

Helianthus annuus

Now there's something new! A completely original and amazing effect can be achieved with Dwarf Yellow Spray, this exciting new Sunflower. The neat, dwarf habit can be used to create an unusual hedge to enclose your beds and borders. Height: 45-60cm (18-24in). The green buds before the flower opens are delicious cooked in butter sauce and the seeds make a tasty snack. Click here for more information on cooking and decorating food with 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.


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


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    • 1 packet (40 sunflower seeds)

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    • £2.99

Calendula officinalis 'Greenheart Orange'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

Rich orange, serrated petals form a floral 'ruff' around a lime-green centre. Quick and easy to grow, Calendula 'Greenheart Orange' copes in almost any garden situation, and even grows well in coastal areas. Also makes and excellent cut flower. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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)

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    • £0.99

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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    • £3.69

Lavatera trimestris 'Dwarf Pink Blush' - Part of the Alan Titchmarsh Collection

Mallow, Annual Lavatera

    The perfect 'last minute annual', lavatera are quick-growing and are oh so easy to sow! Lavatera 'Dwarf Pink Blush' produces superb, miniature bushy plants, dressed in pretty pink, cup-shaped blooms. Lovely! Height: 70cm (28"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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      • 1 packet (80 lavatera seeds)

      • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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      • £1.99
      • 1 packet (80 seeds)

      • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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      • £1.99

    Coreopsis x hybrida 'Incredible'

    Tickseed

    Coreopsis x hybrida 'Incredible' really lives up to its name with unique, never before seen colours in an annual coreopsis. This easy-to-grow mixture produces masses of flowers in a remarkable range of colours with contrasting dark centres. Tall and airy Tickseed plants are ideal grown in mixed borders where the graceful stems and delicate blooms sway in the slightest breeze. Coreopsis flowers are also superb for cutting for an indoor arrangement. Height: 120cm (47"). Spread: 45cm (18"). More info
      • 1 packet (200 coreopsis seeds)

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      • £0.99

    Calendula officinalis 'Neon'

    English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

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    One of the most eye-catching varieties in our flower trials, with glowing orange, double flowers edged in burgundy. The edible flowers of Calendula 'Neon' add height and interest to annual borders, and make a stunning cut flower. Quick and easy to grow in almost any garden situation, and even grows well in coastal areas. Height: 70cm (28"). Spread: 45cm (18").

    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 (100 calendula seeds)

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      • £2.29

    Lavatera trimestris 'Silver Cup'

    Mallow, Annual Lavatera

    Dwarf, bushy and well branched, it is covered in flowers from mid-July to September. The flowers are large (4in.) and glowing pink. Weather resistant and does not need staking.
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      • 1 packet (80 lavatera seeds)

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      • £2.99

    Coreopsis x hybrida 'Incredible Dwarf Mix'

    Tickseed

    Coreopsis x hybrida 'Incredible Dwarf Mix' is the result of years of breeding work. Delicate flowers in an astonishing range of colours seem to float above airy clumps of foliage. This vibrant dwarf tickseed has a neat, bushy habit that is perfectly suited to growing in drifts throughout borders or for edging beds with long lasting colour. An easy to grow annual that makes a lovely cut flower too. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 45cm (18"). More info
      • 1 packet (100 coreopsis seeds)

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      • £1.99

    Coreopsis tinctoria 'Quills and Thrills Mixed'

    Tickseed, Calliopsis tinctoria

    Fill your beds and borders with this airy annual, which becomes smothered in unusual, fluted blooms in various combinations of red and yellow all summer long. Makes a stunning display when planted en masse.Prefers a well-drained soil in full sun.

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      • 1 packet (200 coreopsis seeds)

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      • £0.99

    Sunflower 'Little Dorrit' F1 Hybrid

    Helianthus annuus

    Little Dorrit produces a large, rich yellow head with a deep chocolate centre above an imposing pyramid of huge foliage. A rather exciting little plant for the border, which will cause intrigue, excitement and evoke comment from all. Easy to grow; ideal for children.

    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.


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


    Useful links:

    Companion Planting

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      • 1 packet (25 sunflower seeds)

      • Despatch: Within 1 days
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      • £2.99