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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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Sunflower 'Mongolian Giant'

Helianthus annuus

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Fun to grow, producing flower heads up to 45cm (18in) across with individual seeds up to 3½cm (1½in) long. As well as producing large yellow flower heads, Sunflower Mongolian Giant will be the envy of your neighbours as it grows up to 420cm (14ft) tall.


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 (10 seeds)

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    • £2.39

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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    • £1.99

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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Sunflower 'Russian Giant' - RHS Garden Explorers Children's Seeds

Helianthus annuus

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I could be the tallest flower in your garden. Can you grow the tallest, sunniest sunflower? When I have finished flowering leave the flowerheads out to feed the birds over the winter. Height: 2m+.Did You Know? - Not all sunflowers are yellow or tall. Look for furry-looking teddy bear types, different colours and ones with several flowers on one stem.


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 (25 seeds)

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Calendula officinalis nana 'Citrus Cocktail'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

This mouth-watering colour combination smothers the particularly dwarf, compact, bushy plants with alluring orange and golden yellow, daisy-like blooms. Unlike some bedding plants, Calendula 'Citrus Cocktail' keeps on flowering throughout the summer, coping in almost any garden situation. It even grows well in coastal areas. The bright flowers are also excellent for cutting and can also be added to salads as an edible flower. Height: 20cm (8”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

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

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Californian Poppy 'Butter Bush'

Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy

  • Drought tolerant
Buttery yellow, single to semi- double flowers look fabulous sown in large drifts of colour or in patio containers. These dainty hardy annuals are tougher than they appear and positively thrive on poor, dry soils. The papery flowers of Eschscholzia 'Butter Bush' 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 and spread: 25cm (10"). Height: 25cm (10").
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    • 1 packet (150 seeds)

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Sunflower 'Solar Flash' F1 Hybrid

Helianthus annuus

  • Pollen-free sunflower
This dwarf, bushy sunflower makes an impressive container plant for adding a bright splash of colour to the patio. Sunflower 'Solar Flash' is multi-headed and early flowering, producing distinctive gold and bronze sunflowers with a chocolate coloured, pollen free centre. Growing to just 50cm (20") tall, this charming little sunflower makes a fantastic cut flower. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 35cm (14").

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 (12 seeds)

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Sunflower 'Prado Yellow'

Helianthus annuus

Producing superior cut flowers, this variety is naturally multi-stemmed with lots of quality flowers on short stems and if the first bud is pinched out there will be even more! Excellent for the back of the border, easy to grow and quick to bloom. Flowers summer. Height 1.2-1.5m (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 (20 seeds)

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Calendula officinalis nana 'Candyman Yellow'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

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The longest flowering and best double pot marigold that we have grown on our trial grounds! Sturdy, dwarf, multi-branching plants produce large, luminous blooms, to brighten summer borders and containers. The daisy-like flowers of Calendula 'Candyman Yellow' are excellent for cutting and can also be added to salads as an edible flower. Quick and easy to grow, calendula copes in almost any garden situation, and even grows well in coastal areas. Height: 25cm (10”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

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

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Limnanthes douglasii

Poached Egg Plant

The Fried Egg or Poached Egg plant will attract hoverflies to your garden to beat the aphids. Bees also love this low, spreading carpet of fragrant golden and white blooms that will grace the front of the border, rockery or path edging.
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    • 1 packet (150 seeds)

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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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Sunflower 'Choco Sun'

Helianthus annuus

Possibly the smallest and quickest flowering sunflower available. The dwarf multi-flowering plants of Sunflower Choco Sun produce their first blooms in eleven to twelve weeks from sowing. Ideal for adding interest to containers and fun for children to grow.


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 (10 seeds)

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Limnanthes douglasii - RHS Garden Explorers Children's Seeds

Poached Egg Plant

I am a bright little plant that looks just like fried egg. I am easy to grow and will produce hundreds of flowers all through the summer. Height: 15cm.Why Not ... draw this pretty flower and see if you can name the different parts? Petal, Sepal, Anther and Stigma. The Garden Explorers website will help you.
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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 (28Ó). Spread: 45cm (18Ó).

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

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Californian Poppy 'Buttermilk'

Eschscholzia californica, California poppy

An exquisite California poppy with masses of creamy-white fluted flowers above fine, 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 (100 seeds)

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    • £1.49

Sunflower 'Teddy Bear'

Helianthus annuus

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Big, double, fluffy teddy bear of a flower, producing very dwarf, 15cm (6in) ultra double golden-yellow blooms. A real eye-catcher in the border, looks good in containers and is a must for its long lasting, impressive appearance in a vase. Height 45cm (18in). Spread: 30cm (12").

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)

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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 (3-3?ft).
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Viola tricolor

Heartsease, Wild Pansy

A charming and prolific baby pansy with an unbeatable combination of 3-4 colours in each FLOWER! It will flower continuously from summer to winter, is compact enough for rockeries, walls or edging and will self sow seedlings. Flowers summer to winter. Height: 15-23cm (6-9in). The petals make a colourful addition to green salads, can be candied to top desserts etc. or used to make violet soup. Write to us for a free leaflet with recipes for a wide range of edible flowers.

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

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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.


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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

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Lathyrus chloranthus 'Lemonade'

Sweet Pea

Eyecatching and unique, this annual Lathyrus species is the only yellow sweet pea you'll find. The small, unscented, acid yellow flowers are produced on vigorous stems against a backdrop of soft green foliage throughout midsummer. Lathyrus chloranthus 'Lemonade' makes a striking feature and a real talking point. Perfect for patio containers or growing as an annual hedge or screen. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
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Sunflower 'Valentine'

Helianthus annuus

Semi-tall, uniform variety with bright, lemon yellow, 15cm (6in) flowers and black disc. Cut flowers when coming into bud and they will open in the house and last up to 18 days with cut flower food. Excellent for beds, borders, and happy in most garden soils and full sun. Flowers summer. Height 1.5m (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.


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    • 1 packet (18 seeds)

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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)

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Calendula (Duo)

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

The longest flowering and best double pot marigolds that we have grown on our trial grounds! Sturdy, dwarf, multi-branching plants produce large, luminous blooms, to brighten summer borders and containers. The daisy-like flowers of these calendulas are excellent for cutting and can also be added to salads as an edible flower. Quick and easy to grow, Calendula copes in almost any garden situation, and even grows well in coastal areas. Height: 25cm (10”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

Collection comprises one packet each of 'Candyman Orange' and 'Candyman Yellow'.


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

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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 (24Ó). Spread: 45cm (18Ó).

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

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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.


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    • 1 packet (40 seeds)

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Chrysanthemum coronarium 'Primrose Gem'

Glebionis coronaria, Crown Daisy, Garland Chrysanthemum

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


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. 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 seeds)

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Cornflower 'Dairy Maid' - Kew Collection Seeds

Amberboa moschata, Centaurea moschata, Sweet Sultan

Beautiful, large, sweet scented flowers of a gorgeous golden yellow, a new and exciting colour which we have not been able to offer on its own before. Perfect for cutting and a very easy and lovely plant for bedding or border.Height: 45-60cm (18-24in).
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Layia platygossa 'Tidy Tips'

Layia elegans

An easy to grow annual with attractive, single golden ray-petalled blooms tipped with white and enhanced by a light fragrance.

Ideal for adding colour to borders and attracting beneficial insects to your garden.

Height: 45cm (18m).

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    • 1 packet (500 seeds)

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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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Californian Poppy 'Strawberry Fields'

Eschscholzia californica, California poppy

Delicately fluted petals, awash with rich strawberry shades. 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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Sunflower 'Little Dorrit' - Kew for Kids Children's Seeds

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.


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    • 1 packet (15 seeds)

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Californian Poppy 'Golden Tears'

Eschscholzia maritima prostrata, California poppy

A California poppy with a difference! From an early sowing it transplants without setback, flowering in May and still smothered in wondrous golden-yellow flowers in September. Growing to only 23cm (9”) high but with amazing semi-trailing stems up to 60cm (24”) long, Eschscholzia 'Golden Tears' naturally suits all types of containers and ground cover. Bred by T&M, it has also been awarded a Fleuroselect Quality Mark! Height: 23cm (9”). Spread: 60cm (24”). More info
    • 1 packet (35 seeds)

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Sunflower 'Key Lime Pie' - Kew Collection Seeds

Helianthus debilis

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.


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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Heliomeris multiflora 'Sunsplash'

Golden Eye

  • New in 2014
  • Award-winning goldeneye
Eye-catching soft yellow blooms with cream-tipped petals shine out above bushy, spreading growth. An excellent garden performer, Heliomeris 'Sunsplash' is easy to grow and blooms continuously from mid-summer though to early autumn, attracting bees and butterflies to its lovely sunny blooms. The lax habit of Golden Eye means plants knit together well, creating easy carpets of colour in beds and borders. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 50cm (20").
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Sunflower 'Sunshot Golds Mixed' F1 Hybrid

Helianthus annuus

  • New in 2014
  • Up to 20 flowers per plant
Layer upon layer of petals form the striking golden blooms of Sunflower 'Sunshot Golds Mixed'. Free flowering, with a bushy, multistemmed habit, these sturdy little sunflowers boast up to 20 double and semi double blooms per plant. The chrysanthemum-like flowers appear early and last up to 3 weeks, that's 2 or 3 times longer than other double varieties. Use these showy dwarf sunflowers for plugging gaps in summer borders or adding a splash of sunshine gold to patio containers. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 35cm (14").

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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Sunflower 'Shock-o-Lat' F1 Hybrid

Helianthus annuus

  • New in 2014
This striking sunflower produces rich chocolate coloured blooms with gold-rimmed edges over a long period in summer. Multi-headed and boasting large pollen-free flowers up to 15cm (6") in diameter, Sunflower 'Shock-o-Lat' is ideal planted en masse at the back of a border. The tall, sturdy stems make fabulous cut flowers for a vase indoors too. Height: 1.8m (6'). Spread: 50cm (20").

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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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"). More info
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Bupleurum rotundifolium 'Green Gold'

Thorow-Wax, Common Hare's Ear

Back by popular demand! What a beauty this is in the border! Pop in a sunny or lightly shaded area and its form and colouring are simply magnificent. Bupleurum is an intriguing and useful annual with flowers like a euphorbia and leaves like a eucalyptus. Ideal for use in vase displays or interplanting with tall ageratum varieties like 'Timeless'. More info
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Californian Poppy 'Cherry Swirl'

Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy

Glorious, bright cherry-red, double to semi-double blooms with a contrasting yellow eye, sit neatly above attractive bluish green fern like foliage. Fresh from Thompson & Morgan's own breeding programme 'Cherry Swirl' performs well no matter the weather and is easy to sow and grow in borders, where it will flower all summer long. Sow in drifts to create a bank of colour that will fill your garden with colour! More info
    • 1 packet (150 poppy seeds)

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