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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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Sweet Pea 'Hi-Scent'

Lathyrus odoratus, Sweet Pea 'High Scent'

Widely regarded as one of the most fragrant sweet peas available! This beautifully delicate variety bears creamy-coloured petals with subtle violet-blue picotee edges and a heavenly perfume. The heavily scented flowers smother Sweet Pea 'Hi-Scent' as it clambers over trellis, obelisks, fences or cane wigwams. Height: 180cm (71”). Spread: 30cm (12”).


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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £2.79

Californian Poppy 'Sun Shades'

Eschscholzia mexicana, California poppy

Bright fiery orange and yellow blooms unfurl above a sea of ferny blue-green foliage for a bold summer display. 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: 30cm (12”). Spread: 30cm (12”).
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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

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    • £2.69 £1.34

Sweet Pea 'Fragrant Ripples'

Lathyrus odoratus

A distinctive perfumed blend of delicately marbled flowers with wavy, rippled, picottee edges. Blooms of scarlet, claret, blue, and lilac are set upon long, slender stems that are superb for cutting. Grow Sweet Pea 'Fragrant Ripples' against walls and fences for a beautifully fragrant summer display. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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    • 1 packet (40 seeds)

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    • £0.99

Sweet Pea 'Sugar n Spice'™

Lathyrus odoratus

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This specially bred dwarf sweet pea is guaranteed to spice up your containers and baskets with its unmissable fragrance. Sweet Pea 'Sugar n Spice' comes in a spectacular colour range, including bicolours. The blooms are produced all along the short stems and from each leaf node, forming a ball of rich colour when planted in hanging baskets. The plants are naturally neat and compact so there is no need for pinching. Allow 15 plants per 35cm (14”) basket. Height and spread: 18cm (7”). .

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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

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    • £2.99

Orlaya grandiflora

White Lace Flower

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An attractive addition to bouquets. Orlaya makes an easy to grow, quick border filler with decorative snow-white lacy blooms produced all summer long. Perfect for cutting.
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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

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    • £2.79

Lupin 'Avalune Lilac'

Lupinus hartwegii

Quite unlike perennial varieties, this dwarf, hardy annual Lupin has a more relaxed shape that is perfectly suited to growing at the front of borders. Lupin ‘Avalune Lilac’ forms a low bushy plant with masses of short bicolour flower spikes throughout summer. The contrasting purple and white blooms have a lovely sweet fragrance similar to sweet peas. This quick growing annual flowers in just 12 weeks from sowing making it perfect for bedding displays and filling gaps at the front of borders. Grow it in large drifts for maximum impact. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 35cm (14"). More info
    • 1 packet (50 seeds)

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    • £2.49

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 seeds)

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    • £3.69

Sweet Pea 'Blue Ripple'

Lathyrus odoratus

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A beautiful, strong growing variety with rippling ice white petals marbled in a most unusual shade of blue. The deeply scented flowers of Sweet Pea 'Blue Ripple' are carried atop long, straight stems that are make them ideal for a fragrant bouquet. Height: 180cm (71") Spread: 30cm (12").


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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

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    • £2.19

Sunflower 'Dwarf Yellow Spray'

Helianthus annuus

Now there's something new! A completely original and amazing effect can be achieved with Dwarf Yellow Spray, this exciting new Sunflower. The neat, dwarf habit can be used to create an unusual hedge to enclose your beds and borders. Height: 45-60cm (18-24in). The green buds before the flower opens are delicious cooked in butter sauce and the seeds make a tasty snack. Click here for more information on cooking and decorating food with flowers.

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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    • 1 packet (40 seeds)

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    • £2.99

Sweet Pea Collection

Lathyrus odoratus

An outstanding collection of fragrant sweet peas, specially selected for their colour, form and rich perfume. These cottage garden favourites are superb for cutting and the more blooms you cut, the more they will flower! Pop a few stems in a vase to fill a whole room with fragrance. Grow sweet peas against a sunny fence or trained on a free standing obelisk. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").


  • Collection comprises one packet each of:
  • Sweet Pea 'Appleblossom' - Gently ruffled, blush-pink blooms.
  • Sweet Pea 'Anniversary' - Large, frilly, white blooms with an attractive rose-pink, picotee edge.
  • Sweet Pea 'Chatsworth' - 5 to 6 pale lavender blooms on each tall, straight stem.
  • Sweet Pea 'Cream Southborne' - one of the best cream varieties available.
  • Sweet Pea 'Firecrest' - Fiery red blooms that won't bleach in the sun.
  • Sweet Pea 'Kingsize Navy Blue' - Dark navy-blue flowers and superb, intense fragrance.
  • Sweet Pea 'Orange Dragon' - An eye catching orange flowered variety for the show bench.
  • Sweet Pea 'Pink and White Ripple' - Large, wavy pink and white blooms.
  • Sweet Pea 'White Supreme' - Pure white sprays on long stems that are ideal for cutting.
  • Sweet Pea 'Wiltshire Ripple' - Distinctive, bicolour, striped blooms of rich claret on a snow-white background.

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    • 10 packets - 1 of each variety (225 seeds in total)

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £16.99

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. 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 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.99

Sweet Pea 'Blue Shift'

Lathyrus odoratus

The astonishing colour-changing blooms of Sweet Pea 'Blue Shift' transform from light mauve to true blue as they mature. These extraordinary annuals make a spectacular display bearing different coloured blooms at the same time - flowers even change colour in the vase after cutting! Bred by renowned New Zealand Lathyrus breeder, Dr. Keith Hammett, this is a 'must have' for the sweet pea enthusiast. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

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    • £2.89