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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 '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.


Useful links:

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    • 1 packet (200 cornflower seeds)

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Sweet Pea 'Spanish Dancer'

Lathyrus odoratus

This variety boasts delightfully scented flowers - on average 4 blooms per stem - in a never-before-seen tricolour with unusual veining. Sweet Pea 'Spanish Dancer' is an ideal cut flower; bred by one of the world's top breeders, this sweet pea variety is an enthusiast's dream. Order now demand is sure to be high. Height: 2m (6.5'). Spread: 30cm (12").

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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 sweet pea seeds)

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Godetia 'Thoroughly Modern Millie'

Clarkia amoena, Satin Flower, Godetia amoena, Godetia grandiflora, Eucharidium

A special combination of soft and rich pinks, reds and salmon. The exquisitely formed azalea-like blooms add grace and colour to the garden. Great value for money! Height: 30-38cm (12-15in).
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Sunflower 'Prado Red'

Helianthus annuus

Multi-flowered, with up to 20 flowers on short stems. Superior cut flowers, quick to bloom and producing hardly any pollen.

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.


Companion planting: Try growing sunflowers with chives to deter aphids.


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Companion Planting

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Nigella damascena 'Persian Jewels'

Love-In-A-Mist

A beautiful and easily grown annual with attractive fennel-like foliage. A unique mixture of mauve, lavender, purple, rose and blue. Very useful for bedding and cut flowers. The large seed pods can also be dried for winter decoration indoors.
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    • 1 packet (80 nigella seeds - seed tape)

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Calendula officinalis 'Pink Surprise'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

A striking blend with a wonderful colour surprise! Amongst the fiery orange and yellow pot marigolds appears an intriguing calendula with delicately ruffled, blooms in a unique shade of apricot-pink. This beautiful mix of daisy-like flowers are excellent for cutting and can also be added to salads as an edible flower. Quick and easy to grow, Calendula 'Pink Surprise' makes a bright impact in beds, borders, and containers, and even grows well in coastal areas. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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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Poppy 'Red Pom Poms'

Papaver somniferum, Opium Poppy

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Attractive bright red, double pom pom flowers stand above sturdy stems of blue-green foliage. Adds a vibrant display to borders, calling out for attention. Height: 60-90cm (24-36 inches).


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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Sweet Pea 'Fragrantissima'

Lathyrus odoratus

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Sweet Pea 'Fragrantissima' embraces the full colour spectrum from white, through all the pink shades, reds, blues, purples, bicolours, and stripes. This large flowered mix has been carefully blended to ensure an even balance of colour and fragrance. Enjoy them in the garden, grown against walls and fences, or cut some of the sturdy, straight stems for a vase indoors. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 30cm (12").


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How to grow sweet peas

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Sweet Pea 'Pink and White Ripple'

Lathyrus odoratus

Large, wavy pink and white blooms make Sweet Pea 'Pink and White Ripple' a most distinctive variety. The fabulous, sweetly scented flowers are carried on straight stems that are ideal for cutting and make eye-catching entries on the show bench. A showy variety that will add summer colour and fragrance to obelisks and trellis. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 sweet pea seeds)

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Californian Poppy 'Monarch Mixed'

Eschscholzia caespitosa, California Poppy

A regal mix of semi-double and single blooms in cerise, carmine, red, orange and yellow. 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: 23cm (9"). Spread: 25cm (10"). More info
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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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Dianthus chinensis heddewigii 'Black And White Minstrels'

Carnation, Chinese Pink, Indian Pink

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Showy plants for bedding, border, rockery and containers producing an abundance of quite unique, showy black and white flowers throughout summer. The dainty, fully double blooms are heavily laced, over an inch in diameter and sweetly scented. They make excellent cut flowers lasting a long time in water. Flowers summer. Height 30-38cm (12-15in).

Culinary note: Use the clove like tasting petals for adding to cakes, either for flavour or decorating, suitable for soups, salads and sauces too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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