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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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Lupin 'Sunrise'

Lupinus, Lupinus mutabilis, Lupinus cruickshankii

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As desirable and as lovely as any lupin could be. A tall, branching plant with white, gold, bronze and azure blue flowers rising in ascending tiers above blue-green foliage. It is excellent for cutting, fragrant and spectacular when grown in groups of five or more plants. It MUST be direct sown where it is to flower and germinates freely. Height 90-105cm (3-3½ft).
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    • 1 packet (30 lupin seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £0.99

Sunflower 'Pastiche'

Helianthus annuus

A comprehensive mixture of sunflower colours in a host of evening sun shades - yellows, reds and buff, some with a bright yellow or a deep red disc. These medium sized flower heads (approx. 10-13cm (4-5in) in diameter), make fantastic cut flowers, lasting for a long time in water and help to give height and stature in the border. Flowers summer. Height 122-150cm (48-60in).

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 sunflower seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
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    • £0.99

Sunflower 'Helios Flame' F1 Hybrid

Helianthus annuus

A lovely tall stemmed, bicolour sunflower! Each large golden bloom of Sunflower 'Helios Flame' is embellished by a dark mahogany ring at its centre that makes this a particularly eye catching variety. The tall, sturdy stems each support a single bloom - perfect for bringing height to the back of sheltered borders and wildlife gardens. Like all sunflowers, this superb variety makes an excellent cut flower with a good vase life. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 50cm (20").

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

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    • 1 packet (20 sunflower seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of November 2015
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    • £2.99

Orlaya grandiflora

White Lace Flower

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An attractive addition to bouquets. Orlaya makes an easy to grow, quick border filler with decorative snow-white lacy blooms produced all summer long. Perfect for cutting.
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    • 1 packet (25 orlaya seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £2.79

Nigella bucharica 'Blue Stars'

Asian Love-In-A-Mist

Small and pretty, rather flat lavender blue flowers grow on dwarf, loose-branching, open and feathery plants. Free-flowering and easy-to-grow hardy annual. Also known as the Emir of Buchara or Asian Love-in-a-Mist. Just throw to sow and grow. Summer flowering is followed by attractive seed pods.

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    • 1 packet (100 nigella seeds)

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    • £0.99
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Sunflower 'Italian White'

Helianthus annuus

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Boldly contrasting, big creamy white flowers with deep chocolate centres. Excellent for flower arranging and great at back of borders or against a tall wall where they provide atmosphere and contrast. Flowers summer. Height 4-5ft.

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:

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    • 1 packet (40 sunflower seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £2.99

Ammi visnaga

Toothpick Plant, Khella, Bishop's Weed

Densely packed umbels of lacy white flowers create a soft, architectural impact in herbaceous borders. The statuesque blooms associate well with shrubs or perennials and make an excellent addition to wildlife gardens, luring bees and butterflies to their nectar rich flowers. Ammi flowers are also excellent for cutting, with a good vase life. Height: 120cm (48"). Spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 1 packet (500 ammi seeds)

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    • £2.59
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Ammi majus 'Graceland'

Bishop's Weed, Bullwort

An elegant border filler with beautiful, lacy white flower heads that float above ferny foliage. This graceful annual creates a soft froth of blooms that associate beautifully among herbaceous perennials. The airy blooms on slender stems are excellent for cutting, with a good vase life. Ammi flowers are also attractive to wildlife, luring bees and butterflies to their delicate blooms. Height: 140cm (55"). Spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 1 packet (100 ammi seeds)

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    • £2.59
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Sunflower 'Velvet Queen'

Helianthus annuus

Unique colour, deep velvet red to copper, medium sized 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 (18 sunflower seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £2.99

Sunflower 'Prado Red'

Helianthus annuus

Multi-flowered, with up to 20 flowers on short stems. Superior cut flowers, quick to bloom and producing hardly any pollen.

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 (18 sunflower seeds)

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    • £2.89
    • Out of stock

Gypsophila muralis 'Gypsy'

Baby's Breath

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Say "goodbye" to Marigolds and Petunias and "hello" to Gypsophila! Transform your baskets, containers and bedding with this superb, top quality annual. Neat, compact mounds absolutely smothered in semi to fully-double pink flowers, gracing your summer garden. Useful for the rock garden or edging borders and excellent for hanging baskets, window-boxes tubs etc. A real joy to see and worth every penny! Awarded a Fleuroselect Quality Mark and All America Selections Winner. Flowers summer. Height: 20-25cm (8-10in). Spread: 50cm (20in).

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    • 1 packet (50 gypsophila seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £3.29

Sunflower For Cutting Collection

Helianthus annuus 'Pastiche', 'Velvet Queen', 'Taiyo', 'Italian White', 'Prado Yellow'

Long gone are the days when Sunflowers were grown by children! T&M bring together five distinctive varieties for garden performance and especially to use as cut flowers. PASTICHE offers pastel shades of yellows, reds, creams etc; VELVET QUEEN with rich red flowers; TAIYO of medium height and fresh yellow petals surrounding a chocolate centre; ITALIAN WHITE with smaller, creamy-white blooms; and PRADO YELLOW, multiflowered of mid height and virtually pollen-free flowers.

PACKET CONTENTS:One foil each of: Pastiche, Velvet Queen, Taiyo, Italian White and Prado Yellow.


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 (5 foils) (70 sunflower seeds)

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    • £3.99
    • Out of stock