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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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Cornflower 'Dwarf Blue Midget'

Centaurea cyanus, Blue-Bottle, Bachelor's Buttons

A fantastic little cornflower rather like a ball of colour. Lower and neater than any we believe you will have seen before. Full of bloom at 15cm (6in) high. Ends up about 30cm (12in) high. Easy to grow and suitable for beds, borders, containers etc. Flowers summer. Height: 20-30cm (8-12in).

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 (100 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.29

Butterfly Mix - RHS endorsed seeds for children

Attract butterflies into your garden with this special selection of flowers they really like. We are very easy to sow direct into the ground either in the border or in random blocks and by summer your garden will be filled with colour and wildlife. Height Range: 30-100cm. Did You Know? Butterflies and moths are fussy and don't like any old flower. They all prefer special flowers for nectar and special plants for feeding their caterpillars.


1 gram of seed sows an area of approximately 1 square metre.

These seeds are endorsed by the RHS.

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    • 1 packet (1 gram)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £1.69

Sweet Pea 'Bijou Mixed'

Lathyrus odoratus

This dwarf sweet pea has a compact, bushy habit making it ideal for growing in patio containers, hanging baskets and window boxes. Sweet Pea 'Bijou Mixed' produces large, deeply fragrant flowers, in a cheery mix of colours with up to up to five blooms per stem. Height and spread: 30cm (12”).

Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (20 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.99

Annual Early Flowering Mixed

  • Flowers in just 40 days!
This delightful mixture of annual plants is quick to flower and includes varieties which bloom at different times for an ever-changing display. Easy to grow, the airy and colourful blooms are attractive to bees and butterflies, and will appear from early summer right through until September. Grow this annual early flowering mixture in beds, borders and wildlife gardens for a pretty and informal summer display. Mixture includes Cosmos, Calendula, Coreopsis, cornflowers, and Gypsophila among others. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 1 gram

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £1.99

Cornflower 'Polka Dot Mixed'

Centaurea cyanus, Blue-Bottle, Bachelor's Buttons

Cornflower 'Polka Dot Mixed' blends the loveliest shades of cornflower colours for a really pretty addition to summer borders. These easy to grow annuals attract bees and butterflies to their nectar rich blooms. With their wiry stems and ruffled petals they make a delicate cut flower too. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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 (500 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.29

Viscaria occulata 'Patio Mixed'

An easy to grow container or border filler, with attractive, dainty, single, pink, red, blue and white flowers. Looks spectacular planted in large drifts, where the slender dwarf stems of flowers, glisten in the summer sunshine. Height 25-30cm (10-12 inches). More info
    • 1 packet (500 viscaria seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £1.49 £0.99

Calendula officinalis nana 'Apricot Twist'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

Compact, extra-bushy plants quickly become smothered in gorgeous fully-double apricot flowers. With a dwarf habit, Calendula 'Apricot Twist' is ideal for planting towards the front of beds and borders, or in containers on the patio. The 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 and spread: 25cm (10").

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 (100 calendula seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £0.99

Coreopsis tinctoria 'Quills and Thrills Mixed'

Tickseed, Calliopsis tinctoria

Fill your beds and borders with this airy annual, which becomes smothered in unusual, fluted blooms in various combinations of red and yellow all summer long. Makes a stunning display when planted en masse.Prefers a well-drained soil in full sun.

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    • 1 packet (200 coreopsis seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £0.99

Crepis rubra

Hawk's Beard

An enchanting, easy to grow annual, with masses of attractive pinkish red 2.5cm (1 inch) flower heads, ideal for brightening a sunny border. Height: 30-40cm (12-16in).

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    • 1 packet (500 crepis seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £0.99

Lavatera 'Twins'

Mallow, Annual Lavatera

One packet each of Twins Hot Pink and Twins Cool White. Lavatera trimestris Twins Hot Pink: Specially bred for improved disease resistance and great garden performance. Bushy plants, smothered in a beautiful array of fully round, satiny Hot Pink blooms from June to September. Ideal for adding colour to annual borders or looking spectacular in containers. Height 40-50cm (16-20 inches). Lavatera trimestris Twins Cool White: The same habit and garden performance as Twins Hot Pink with graceful cool white blooms from June to September. Height 40-50cm (16-20 inches). More info
    • 2 packets - 1 of each variety (50 lavatera seeds in total)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
    • SAVE £1.29  
    • £5.78 £4.49

Calendula (Duo)

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

The longest flowering and best double pot marigolds that we have grown on our trial grounds! Sturdy, dwarf, multi-branching plants produce large, luminous blooms, to brighten summer borders and containers. The daisy-like flowers of these calendulas 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: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Collection comprises one packet each of 'Candyman Orange' and 'Candyman Yellow'.


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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    • 2 packets - 1 of each variety (200 calendula seeds in total)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
    • SAVE £1.19  
    • £4.18 £2.99