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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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Stock 'Cinderella Series Mixed'

Matthiola incana, Gillyflower

An extremely early and long flowering blend of five distinct colours ideal for the border or in pots. In the garden it has a branching habit with multiple flower spikes, whilst in pots its compact with a single superb flower spike. Magnificently fragrant with a sweet and spicy clove scent like an Old Fashioned Carnation. Selectable for 100% doubleness. Flowers summer. Height 20-25cm (8-10in).
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Ammi majus 'Graceland'

Bishop's Weed, Bullwort

An elegant border filler with beautiful, lacy white flower heads that float above ferny foliage. This graceful annual creates a soft froth of blooms that associate beautifully among herbaceous perennials. The airy blooms on slender stems are excellent for cutting, with a good vase life. Ammi flowers are also attractive to wildlife, luring bees and butterflies to their delicate blooms. Height: 140cm (55"). Spread: 50cm (20").
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Poppy 'Pink Fizz'

Papaver somniferum (Laciniatum Group), Opium Poppy

The elegant two-tone, pink bicolour blooms of Poppy 'Pink Fizz' sit atop tall stems of silver foliage that sway gently in the breeze. As summer progresses, the irregular and finely slashed 'lacinate' petals give way to green-blue seed pods that make a useful addition to dried flower arrangements. Direct sow this undemanding hardy annual to fill gaps in wildlife gardens and cottage garden planting schemes. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Culinary note: All poppies are poisonous. However, the seeds produced by somniferum and paeoniflorum poppies only are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (500 poppy seeds)

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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
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Nigella damascena 'Oxford Blue'

Love-In-A-Mist

Tall with large extra double flowers followed by dark seed pods.
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Sweet Pea 'King Size Navy Blue'

Lathyrus odoratus

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A choice variety for its extraordinarily dark navy-blue flowers and superb, intense fragrance. Sweet Pea ‘King Size Navy Blue’ bears up to 5 large, frilled blooms on each slender stem, making this an excellent cut flower for filling small vases with just a few stems. Let it intertwine with paler varieties for an unforgettable display in the garden. Height: 180cm (71”). Spread: 30cm (12”).


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How to grow sweet peas

A choice variety for its extraordinarily dark navy-blue sweet pea flowers and superb, intense fragrance. Sweet Pea 'King Size Navy Blue' bears up to 5 large, frilled blooms on each slender long stem, making this an excellent cut flower for filling a vase with just a few stems. Let it intertwine with paler varieties for an unforgettable contrasting display in the garden. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 1 packet (20 sweet pea seeds)

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Calendula officinalis 'Porcupine'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

An exciting variety with vivid orange, pointed blooms and attractive quilled petals, giving the flowers a wild, spiky effect. The distinctive flowers make a stunning cut flower and can also be added to salads as an edible flower. Quick and easy to grow, Calendula 'Porcupine' copes in almost any garden situation, and even grows well in coastal areas. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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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Sweet Pea 'T&M Prize Strain Mixed'

Lathyrus odoratus

A spectacular mix for the garden or the showbench that blends the best sweet peas for beauty, form, colour and fragrance. Sweet Pea 'T&M Prize Strain Mixed' combines breathtaking scented flowers, colours which glow in the sunlight, soft shades to harmonise, and strong colours to contrast - in fact, almost every tint imaginable. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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How to grow sweet peas

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Sweet Pea 'Promise'

Lathyrus odoratus

Sweet Pea 'Promise' is a particularly fragrant variety, boasting up to 4 large, frilly blooms on each long stem. Bred by Roger Parsons, custodian of a National Collection® of Lathyrus species, this pretty variety is certain to become a show bench favourite. Spectacular in the garden and a lovely cut flower too. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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How to grow sweet peas

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Linum grandiflorum 'Rubrum'

Flax, Flowering Flax

It may be safely accounted as one of the easiest, showiest and most beautiful of all hardy annuals. From early summer to autumn, brilliant blood-red flowers with a beautiful satin sheen are produced. Height: 35-45cm (15-18in). More info
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Scabious 'Ace of Spades'

Scabiosa atropurpurea, Pincushion Flower

Fully double, pin cushion flower heads which are as near to black as can be. Gently fragrant, they make good cut flowers and will no doubt cause interest in this haunting colour. Easy to grow and an excellent filler for the border.
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Cornflower 'Blue Diadem'

Centaurea cyanus, Blue-Bottle, Bachelor's Buttons

Powder puff Cornflowers of intense azure blue were once a common sight in summer, dotted throughout golden cornfields. This charming annual still makes an unforgettable impact in grassy meadows and summer borders. Its tall wiry stems and ruffled blooms make Cornflower 'Blue Diadem' is ideal for cutting. The nectar rich blooms attract bees and butterflies too. Height: 75cm (30"). 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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