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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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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 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £3.69

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. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £1.99

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. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (80 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £0.69

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. 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 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.99

Calendula officinalis 'Chrysantha'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

During our travels to seed trial grounds around the world, we have rediscovered this heirloom variety, first offered by Thompson & Morgan in 1933. Calendula 'Chrysantha' was a real breeding breakthrough in its time. The bushy, free flowering plants produce masses of double citron-yellow flowers with long, drooping petals that resemble chrysanthemum blooms. Like other pot marigolds, it makes a delightful cut flower, and adds a ray of sunshine to beds, borders and containers. Height: 70cm (28”). Spread: 45cm (18”).

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

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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.19

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. 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 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.99

Coreopsis tinctoria 'Roulette'

Tickseed, Calliopsis tinctoria

Stunning mahogany-red blooms, each with a second row of eye-catching golden petals, create a very special effect. Fabulous planted in drifts, mingled with other plants and flowers, giving height to annual borders, 'Coreopsis Roulette will flower all summer until first frosts. Excellent cut flower.

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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.19

Cerinthe major

Honeywort

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. More info
    • 1 packet (15 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £1.49

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. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £1.49

Sunflower 'Key Lime Pie'

Helianthus debilis

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Attractive clusters of small flowers each with primrose-cream petals, surrounding an unusual lime-green centre disk. En-masse, this mouthwatering combination looks great in borders or as a cut flower. Gorgeous companion for Claret.


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.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (40 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.09

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 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.99

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 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £0.69