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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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Calendula officinalis 'Porcupine'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

An exciting variety with vivid orange, pointed blooms and attractive quilled petals, giving the flowers a wild, spiky effect. The distinctive flowers make a stunning cut flower and can also be added to salads as an edible flower. Quick and easy to grow, Calendula 'Porcupine' 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. The light peppery taste of the flowers can be added to breads for extra flavour with a touch of colour. Can also be used as a substitute for saffron when colouring rice dishes. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (200 calendula seeds)

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Sweet Pea 'Blue Velvet'

Lathyrus odoratus

Intriguing deep purple-blue flowers that are so dark they almost appear to shimmer black in the summer sunshine. The large, fragrant blooms, set atop particularly long stems, make an astonishing exhibit for the show bench and are equally eye catching in flower borders. Sweet Pea 'Blue Velvet' is a free flowering variety producing 4 or five blooms per stem. Height: 180cm (71") Spread: 30cm (12").

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    • 1 packet (25 sweet pea 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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    • £2.59

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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Sweet Pea 'Mollie Rilstone'

Lathyrus odoratus

Long, slender stems are graced with large, fragrant, cream coloured blooms with a dusky pink picotee edge. Sweet Pea 'Mollie Rilstone' has a lovely antique appearance that really catches the eye. Perfect for winning prizes on the show bench or simply enjoying in a vase indoors. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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    • 1 packet (25 sweet pea seeds)

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Calendula officinalis 'Touch of Red Mixed'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

Bronze and red tones edge the rosette petals of these pot marigolds to create an antiqued appearance. This outstanding variety produces uniform, edible blooms that make outstanding cut flowers. Quick and easy to grow, Calendula 'Touch of Red' makes a bright impact in beds, borders and containers, and even grows well in coastal areas. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The light peppery taste of the flowers can be added to breads for extra flavour with a touch of colour. Can also be used as a substitute for saffron when colouring rice dishes. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (150 calendula seeds)

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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. Try toasting the seed kernels for a healthy snack. 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 sunflower seeds)

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Sweet Pea 'Fragrant For Cutting' Collection

Lathyrus odoratus 'Chatsworth', 'Lilac Ripple', 'Mollie Rilestone', 'Royal Wedding', 'Percy Thrower'

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Five of the loveliest Sweet Peas brought together to give you the best varieties for cutting. This Sweet Pea Collection has been specially selected for their fragrance, garden performance, large flowers and long, strong stems. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").


  • Collection comprises one foil each of:
  • Sweet Pea 'Chatsworth' - 5 to 6 pale lavender blooms on each tall, straight stem.
  • Sweet Pea 'Lilac Ripple' - Large lilac blooms carried on tall, straight stems.
  • Sweet Pea 'Mollie Rilstone' - Fragrant, cream coloured blooms with a dusky pink picotee edge
  • Sweet Pea 'Royal Wedding' - Creamy buds open to reveal large pure white blooms.
  • Sweet Pea 'Percy Thrower' - Large flowers flushed with delicate lilac pink.


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    • 1 packet (5 sweet pea foils)

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    • £4.99

Nigella damascena 'Oxford Blue'

Love-In-A-Mist

Tall with large extra double flowers followed by dark seed pods.
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Sweet Pea 'Robert Uvedale'

Lathyrus odoratus

  • Traditional variety with outstanding performance
Named after the Enfield school master generally credited with introducing the sweet pea into England in 1699, Sweet Pea 'Robert Uvedale' is a stunning, bright pink variety with large frilly blooms. Reputedly sent some seeds by the Italian naturalist, Francesco Cupani, Robert Uvedale was apparently the first to grow sweet peas in the UK and the resulting luxuriously scented flowers caused quite a stir in their day. This is a traditional perfumed and climbing sweet pea which boasts outstanding garden performance. Perfect for cutting or exhibition purposes. Height: 180cm (6'). Spread: 30cm (12").

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    • £2.99

Echium vulgare 'Blue Bedder'

Viper's Bugloss, Blueweed

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Glorious blue flowers buzzing with bees.
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    • 1 packet (200 echium seeds)

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    • £2.69

Sweet Pea 'Juliet'

Lathyrus odoratus

With its wonderful cream colouring and unusual fragrance, Sweet Pea 'Juliet' is in a class of its own. Each creamy bloom opens to reveal a hint of apricot, accompanied by a heady sweet-pea scent with citrus overtones. Excellent as a cut flower for a vase indoors, the elegant blooms are of exhibition quality. Sweet Pea 'Juliet' makes a lovely addition to trellis, obelisks, fences or cane wigwams. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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    • 1 packet (25 sweet pea seeds)

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    • £2.79