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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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Sweet Pea 'Midnight'

Lathyrus odoratus

Seldom available. Beautifully formed, large blooms of maroon-red, almost black. An amazing colour!

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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

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    • £2.99

Californian Poppy 'Peach Sorbet'

Eschscholzia californica, California poppy

Double to semi-double blooms in a mouth watering combination of soft peachy-pink with a hint of cream. Eschscholzia 'Peach Sorbet' is free flowering, producing a carpet of flowers set above delicate ferny 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 and spread: 25cm (10”).
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    • 1 packet (150 seeds)

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    • £1.99

Sweet Pea Collection

Lathyrus odoratus

An outstanding collection of fragrant sweet peas, specially selected for their colour, form and rich perfume. These cottage garden favourites are superb for cutting and the more blooms you cut, the more they will flower! Pop a few stems in a vase to fill a whole room with fragrance. Grow sweet peas against a sunny fence or trained on a free standing obelisk. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").


  • Collection comprises one packet each of:
  • Sweet Pea 'Appleblossom' - Gently ruffled, blush-pink blooms.
  • Sweet Pea 'Anniversary' - Large, frilly, white blooms with an attractive rose-pink, picotee edge.
  • Sweet Pea 'Chatsworth' - 5 to 6 pale lavender blooms on each tall, straight stem.
  • Sweet Pea 'Cream Southborne' - one of the best cream varieties available.
  • Sweet Pea 'Firecrest' - Fiery red blooms that won't bleach in the sun.
  • Sweet Pea 'Kingsize Navy Blue' - Dark navy-blue flowers and superb, intense fragrance.
  • Sweet Pea 'Orange Dragon' - An eye catching orange flowered variety for the show bench.
  • Sweet Pea 'Pink and White Ripple' - Large, wavy pink and white blooms.
  • Sweet Pea 'White Supreme' - Pure white sprays on long stems that are ideal for cutting.
  • Sweet Pea 'Wiltshire Ripple' - Distinctive, bicolour, striped blooms of rich claret on a snow-white background.

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    • 10 packets - 1 of each variety (225 seeds in total)

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    • £16.99

Sweet Pea 'Snoopea'

Lathyrus odoratus

A superb dwarf sweet pea that carpets the ground with a kaleidoscope of colour and fragrance! These bushy plants make superb groundcover and unlike other non-climbing varieties, the plants of Sweet Pea 'Snoopea' have reduced tendrils so the plant remains neat and compact. This versatile variety is equally useful for basket, containers and window boxes. Height and spread: 30cm (12”).

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    • 1 packet (35 seeds)

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    • £2.69

Machaeranthera tanacetifolia

Tansy-leaf Aster, Aster tanacetifolius, Tahoka Daisy, Prairie Aster

Looks like a perennial Michaelmas Daisy, but is an annual producing a mass of violet-blue single flowers during the summer. Also known as Prairie Aster it blooms over a long period adding late summer to early autumn colour to borders. Attractive addition to large containers on a sunny patio.

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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

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    • £1.99

Sweet Pea 'Promise'

Lathyrus odoratus

Sweet Pea 'Promise' is a particularly fragrant variety, boasting up to 4 large, frilly blooms on each long stem. Bred by Roger Parsons, custodian of a National Collection® of Lathyrus species, this pretty variety is certain to become a show bench favourite. Spectacular in the garden and a lovely cut flower too. Height: 180cm (71”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

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    • £1.99

Calendula officinalis

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

Single golden-orange blooms radiate their colour in beds and borders. These fast growing hardy annuals can be sown in drifts for a spectacular display. The daisy-like flowers 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: 45cm (18”). 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 (60 seeds)

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    • £2.09

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 seeds)

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    • £2.39

Poppy 'Red Pom Poms'

Papaver somniferum, Opium Poppy

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Attractive bright red, double pom pom flowers stand above sturdy stems of blue-green foliage. Adds a vibrant display to borders, calling out for attention. Height: 60-90cm (24-36 inches).


Culinary note: All poppies are poisonous. However, the seeds produced by somniferum and paeoniflorum poppies only are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

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    • £0.69

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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    • £2.89

Sunflower 'Earth Walker'

Helianthus annuus

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A diverse mixture of charming Sunflowers in a range of bronze and yellow, also including the exquisite deeper chocolate-brown shades. The good quality plants, producing many heads, are ideal for border displays. Easy to grow; ideal for children. Height: 180-270cm (6-9ft).

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 (30 seeds)

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    • £2.69

Salvia horminum 'Claryssa Mixed'

Salvia viridis var. comata, Annual Clary

Dwarf, compact habit and broader, bright mixed colour blooms (bracts). Superb for cutting and dried as an everlasting flower. Easy to grow - direct sow into borders where they are to flower.
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    • 1 packet (150 seeds)

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    • £2.39