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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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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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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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    • £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)

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    • £4.18 £2.99

Cornfield Mixture

A mixture of the cornfield weeds of yesterday plus other attractive wild flowers to provide a splash of colour in a difficult area or create a mini cornfield in your wildlife garden. In the vegetable garden they can provide colour and nectar to attract pollinating insects and predators. An excellent 'natural' edge to gravel paths and drives. Flowers summer. Height: 15-60cm (6-24in). Contents: White Campion, Charlock, Corn Chamomile, Corn Cockle, Cornflower, Field Forget-me-not, Corn Marigold, Scentless May Weed, Field Pansy, Wild Pansy, Field Poppy, Long-headed Poppy. Please Note: Even though wild flowers, they should not be scattered in the wild without the authorisation of your local Nature Conservation Trust. Caution: Some parts are harmful if eaten or irritant to skin and eyes.


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

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Cornflower Collection

Centaurea cyanus, Blue-Bottle, Bachelor's Buttons

A modern yet classic look for your borders! Easily sown en masse directly into beds, these two varieties of single and semi-double flowered annual cornflowers will create long lasting swathes of colour when sown in drifts. These easy to grow, cottage garden favourites also make a dainty cut flower. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").


  • Collections comprises:
  • Cornflower 'Classic Fantastic' - Single and semi-double blooms ranging from light heavenly blue to dark blue, and even a blue and white bicolour.
  • Cornflower 'Classic Romantic' - Gorgeous pink and red shades, with a pink and white bicolour too.

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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    • 2 packets - 1 of each variety (400 cornflower seeds in total)

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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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Sunflower Collection

Helianthus annuus

This collection comprises; 'Italian White', 'Harlequin', and 'Velvet Queen'. Sunflower 'Italian White' - Unusual cream flowers with a deep chocolate centre surrounded by a golden 'halo'. Sunflower 'Harlequin' F1 Hybrid - A stunning bicoloured blend, which includes a very unusual rose-pink shade. Sunflower 'Velvet Queen' - 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.

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    • 3 varieties - 1 packet of each (78 sunflower seeds in total)

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    • £8.07 £5.99