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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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Cornflower 'Classic Fantastic'

Centaurea cyanus, Blue-Bottle, Bachelor's Buttons

A classic mixture of single and semi-double blooms in cool blue shades, ranging from light heavenly blue to dark blue, and a blue and white bicolour. Cornflower 'Classic Fantastic' is easy grow and creates a long flowering display in borders, or when used as a cut flower. Height: 100cm (40”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

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

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    • 1 packet (200 seeds)

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    • £1.99

Sunflower 'Russian Giant'

Helianthus annuus

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A giant among annuals. Give them plenty of room and you will be rewarded with plants up to 3m (10ft) tall with huge yellow flowers often 30cm(12in) in diameter. Useful to grow against an unsightly shed or fence. Birds love the seeds so grow a few plants close to the house and watch them feed in the autumn. Flowers summer. Height 8-10ft.

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 (60 seeds)

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Chrysanthemum carinatum 'Polar Star'

Ismelia carinata, Painted Daisy

Chrysanthemum carinatum 'Polar Star' is an easy to grow showy annual with unusual tricolour daisy flowers. Each white bloom has an intriguing inner yellow halo surrounding a central darker cushion. Perfect for adding height and interest to borders, as well as making a long lasting cut flower. Height: 75cm (30”). Spread: 40cm (16”).

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


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    • 1 packet (200 seeds)

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Poppy 'Ladybird'

Papaver commutatum, Caucasian Scarlet Poppy

Charming relative of the corn field poppy producing shining crimson single blooms with a black blotch. Easy and cheerful. Developed using a species introduced by our founder Wm. Thompson, from Russia in 1876.
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    • 1 packet (300 seeds)

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Cornflower 'Blue Diadem'

Centaurea cyanus, Blue-Bottle, Bachelor's Buttons

Powder puff Cornflowers of intense azure blue were once a common sight in summer, dotted throughout golden cornfields. This charming annual still makes an unforgettable impact in grassy meadows and summer borders. Its tall wiry stems and ruffled blooms make Cornflower 'Blue Diadem' is ideal for cutting. The nectar rich blooms attract bees and butterflies too. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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


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    • 1 packet (200 seeds)

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    • £2.69

Poppy 'Ladybird' - RHS Garden Explorers Children's Seeds

Papaver commutatum, Caucasian Scarlet Poppy

Lady Dotty is very proud of her bright red back and red spots. She will eat the naughty greenfly on other plants. Poppy Ladybird is very easy to grow and looks just like Lady Dotty. Height: 45cm.Did You Know? - There are 46 species of ladybird in the British Isles - big and small, yellow, red or black and with different numbers of spots. See how many kinds you can find and add up all the spots. Play the ladybird game at Nature Detectives.
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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 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 seeds)

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Amberboa muricata

Sweet Sultan

Easy to grow annual which produces tall stems clothed with large, attractive, purple-mauve flowers, adding height to borders and ideal for cutting. Spectacular sown en-masse in drifts and will flower all summer long until the first night frosts of autumn.
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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

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Godetia 'Rembrandt'

Clarkia amoena, Satin Flower, Godetia amoena, Godetia grandiflora, Eucharidium

Beautiful Godetia 'Rembrandt' has been selected for its uniformity and deep carmine rose and white bicoloured blooms. With each flower painted in a consistent and stable pattern, you can be sure of a breathtaking display throughout the summer. This striking hardy annual can be direct sown for drifts of colour in borders, and makes an eye-catching cut flower too. Height: 50cm (20”). Spread: 30cm (12”). More info
    • 1 packet (400 seeds)

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Butterfly Mixture

An exciting blend, specially selected to attract butterflies and other beneficial insects to your garden. Excellent for making attractive drifts of colour, and your garden a haven for wildlife. Easy to grow.


1 gram of seed sows an area of approximately 1 square metre.

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Dianthus barbatus 'Summer Sundae'

Sweet William

This exclusive blend has been specially selected to flower in the first year from seed, a completely new and exciting concept for Sweet Williams. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for cottage garden borders, beds and containers. Height: 45-60cm (18-24in).

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

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    • 1 packet (30 seeds)

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    • £2.99