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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 '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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Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (10 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.99

Larkspur 'Fancy Purple Picotee'

Consolida ajacis, Annual Delphinium, Consolida ambigua

  • New in 2014
Elegant spires of pretty white blooms with a delightful lilac-blue picotee are carried on strong, sturdy stems above attractive feathery green foliage. Flowering all summer long, Larkspur 'Fancy Purple Picotee' looks fabulous at the back of borders and makes a majestic cut flower for a vase indoors. Easy to grow, this hardy annual can be direct sown for months of colour in summer beds and borders and is superb for lending a cottage-garden feel. Height: 120cm (47"). Spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 1 packet (150 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £1.99

Sweet Pea 'Juliet'

Lathyrus odoratus

  • New in 2014
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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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

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    • £2.49