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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 'Sherbet Fizz'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

Specially selected for its striking colour combination, Calendula 'Sherbet Fizz' has unusual buff-coloured petals with alluring darker red undersides. Sow pot marigolds in drifts for a spectacular display in beds and borders. 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. 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 (80 calendula seeds)

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    • £2.49

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. 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 (60 calendula seeds)

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    • £2.29

Calendula officinalis 'Greenheart Orange'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

Rich orange, serrated petals form a floral 'ruff' around a lime-green centre. Quick and easy to grow, Calendula 'Greenheart Orange' copes in almost any garden situation, and even grows well in coastal areas. Also makes and excellent cut flower. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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 (80 calendula seeds)

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    • £0.99

Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

Honeywort

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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.
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    • 1 packet (10 cerinthe seeds)

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    • £3.69

Malope trifida 'Glacier Fruits Mixed'

Very useful plant for rapidly filling space in your border, the Malope is a good, bushy plant with large, often 5-7.5cm (2-3in) flowers. This special blend shows the great effect achievable with red and pink, along with a catalyst of white. Height: 45-60cm (18-24in).
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    • 1 packet (200 malope seeds)

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    • £2.19 £0.99

Emilia coccinea 'Scarlet Magic'

Tassel Flower

Attractive, small, flame red, fluffy flowers, sway gently in the summer breeze, resembling an artist's brush or tassels, giving the common names of Flora's Paintbrush or Tassel Flower. Ideal for adding a change of height, colour and texture to bedding displays. Height: 45-60cm (18-24in). More info
    • 1 packet (350 Emilia coccinea seeds)

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    • £0.99

Sunflower 'Sunshot Golds Mixed' F1 Hybrid

Helianthus annuus

  • 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. 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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    • £2.99

Sweet Pea 'Eleanore Udall'

  • Superb for arches, trellis, obelisks, etc
  • Sow October to February indoors, or March to April outdoors
  • Prefers a well fed, free-draining soil in full sun
  • Flowers all summer with regular deadheading

A pretty new form with graduated pink petals and a heavenly scent ideal for garden display and home-made cut flower bouquets. We’ve developed this strain to help raise funds for our nominated charity of the year in 2016, Thrive.


Thrive is the leading charity that operates in the field of disability and gardening. It uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people who are living with disabilities or ill health, or are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. This is known as social and therapeutic horticulture (STH). For more information visit www.thrive.org.uk

Sweet Pea ‘Eleanore Udall’ has been named after the wife of the founder of Thrive, Geoffrey Udall, who bequeathed his Beech Hill estate near Reading, Berkshire now home to the charity’s head office and gardens. Height: 1.8m (6’). Spread 30cm (12").


50% of the money generated from each sale of Sweet Pea 'Eleanore Udall' will go to Thrive - our charity of year 2016. To find out more about our relationship with Thrive view our blog here.
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    • 1 sweet pea eleanore udall packet (25 seeds)

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    • £2.99

Easy Annuals Collection

Bright and colourful annuals which are simplicity itself to grow. Larkspur Improved, Californian Poppy Mixed, Cornflower Polka Dot Mixed and Candytuft Dwarf Fairy Mixed, separately packed and labelled, showing a saving over purchasing individually. Use them to fill a sunny corner, to brighten up the border or to provide cut flowers for the house. Good for children in their first attempts at gardening. Flowers summer. Height: 15-60cm (6-24in).

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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. 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.


Useful links:

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    • 1 packet (40 sunflower seeds)

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    • £0.99

Californian Poppy 'Jelly Beans'

Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy

Fully double blooms in a vibrant colour range glisten above a mass of feathery 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 (125 californian poppy seeds)

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    • £2.99

Sunflower 'Velvet Queen'

Helianthus annuus

Unique colour, deep velvet red to copper, medium sized flowers.

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.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (18 sunflower seeds)

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    • £2.99