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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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Sweet Pea 'Villa Roma Scarlet'

Lathyrus odoratus

Vibrant, scarlet flowers are carried on the strong stems of this superb dwarf sweet pea. With a short, spreading growth habit, Sweet Pea 'Villa Roma Scarlet' grows without support making it ideal for containers or creating informal summer groundcover. This striking variety was awarded a Fleuroselect Gold Medal for its outstanding garden performance and excellent heat tolerance. The sweetly scented blooms also make lovely cut flowers. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 25cm (10").

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    • 1 packet (20 sweet pea seeds)

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    • £2.99

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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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (5 sweet pea foils) (70 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 (3-3½ft).
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    • 1 packet (30 lupin seeds)

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Wildflower Collection

A unique collection to help you create for yourself the natural beauty of the countryside with your own wildflower garden. Not so long ago wild flowers were one of the most beautiful features of the countryside. Now they are fast becoming scarce and some are very rare indeed. Why not raise your own from seed, and enjoy their grace and charm in your own garden? Flowers summer. Height 15-77cm (6-30in). PACKET CONTENTS: (Subject to harvest) one foil each of: Agrostemma milas (Corncockle), Chrysanthemum leucanthemum (Ox-EyeDaisy), Chrysanthemum segatum (Corn Marigold), Primula veris (Cowslip), Hyacinthoides non scripta (Bluebell) and Papaver rhoeas (Wild Poppy). Poppy: All Parts Are Poisonous


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    • 1 packet (6 foils) (3290 seeds)

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Eryngium leavenworthii

Sea Holly, Leavenworth Eryngo

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An attractive annual originating from the North American prairies. This species has the unusual characteristic unlike other Eryngiums, to flower quickly from seed in the first year. Each plant will produce spectacular spiky glaucus foliage which changes to a rich purple colour on the cones and bracts, followed by reddish-purple tinge in the autumn. Ideal for adding structure to annual borders, as well as making a decorative long lasting cut flower. Height 50-90cm (20-36in)
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    • 1 packet (20 seeds)

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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 californian poppy seeds)

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Linum grandiflorum 'Blue Dress'

Flax, Flowering Flax

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Stunning border plant, producing tine sprays with masses of attractive true-blue flowers throughout the summer. Ideal for borders, bedding or containers.
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Stock 'Vintage Mixed'

Matthiola incana, Gillyflower

Sturdy, well-branched plants produce a mass of bright, fragrant flowers early in the season. Up to 60% of the plants will have fully double blooms ranging in colour from copper to burgundy and from lavender to yellow AND are perfect for cutting. Stocks Vintage Mixed is free flowering in borders or containers.
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    • 1 packet (70 stock seeds)

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Sweet Pea 'Turquoise Lagoon'

Lathyrus odoratus

From the same breeder as Sweet Pea 'Blue Shift', this stunning variety is equally eye-catching. Each delicate pink bloom gradually matures to a striking turquoise colour. These extraordinary annuals make a spectacular display bearing different coloured blooms at the same time - flowers even change colour in the vase after cutting! Sweet Pea 'Turquoise Lagoon' is a beautiful annual climber with a fabulous fragrance, and a 'must have' variety for the sweet pea enthusiast. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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    • 1 packet (25 sweet pea seeds)

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Cornflower 'Classic Series'

Centaurea cyanus, Blue-Bottle, Bachelor's Buttons

Cornflower 'Classic Series' brings together an easy to grow collection of these beautiful annuals. Cornflowers are cottage garden favourites that are ideal for creating a long flowering display in borders, or when used as a cut flower. Height: 100cm (40"). Spread: 30cm (12").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Cornflower 'Classic Fantastic' - Single and semi-double blooms in cool blues and whites.
  • Cornflower 'Classic Romantic' - A pretty range of colours in soft shades of pink and red.
  • Cornflower 'Classic Magic' - Striking purple blooms from lilac to rich blackcurrant.

Culinary note: Add petals to salads as a colourful garnish or sprinkle over omelettes or even pasta. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 3 varieties - 1 packet of each (600 cornflower seeds in total)

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    • £5.97 £4.99

Cornflower 'Classic Magic'

Centaurea cyanus, Blue-Bottle, Bachelor's Buttons

Added to the series for 2015 'Classic Magic' has single and semidouble blooms in purple to almost black shades and purple and white bicolours. Makes an easy-to-grow cut flower.

Culinary note: Add petals to salads as a colourful garnish or sprinkle over omelettes or even pasta. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (200 cornflower seeds)

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Nigella papillosa 'Delft Blue'

Love-In-A-Mist

Delicate blue and white blooms are produced freely above a haze of airy, finely cut foliage. Flowering in colours reminiscent of the well known pottery, Nigella papillosa 'Delft Blue' makes a useful filler for gaps in summer borders. Commonly known as Love-In-A-Mist, this easy to grow hardy annual is a well loved cottage garden plant. Try direct sowing in bold drifts to soften border edges. Faded Nigella flowers can be left in place toward the end of the season for their decorative seed pods which make useful material for cut flower arrangements, either fresh or dried. Height: 55cm (22"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 1 packet (600 nigella seeds)

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    • £1.99