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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 'Heirloom Bicolour Mixed'

Lathyrus odoratus, Grandiflora Sweet Pea

An impressive mixture of small-flowered, heirloom (Grandiflora type) sweet peas offering the widest range of beautifully scented bicolours. These old fashioned annual Sweet Peas are superb for cutting and the more blooms you cut, the more the plants will flower! Perfect for filling vases indoors with colour and perfume. Try covering a sunny fence or obelisk, or let them scramble through mature shrubs. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.49

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)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.69

Sweet Pea 'Matucana'

Lathyrus odoratus, Grandiflora Sweet Pea

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A lovely heirloom (Grandiflora) type, that was first introduced into Britain in the 17th century by Sicilian monk, Franciscus Cupani. Despite its slightly smaller flower size, Sweet Pea 'Matucana' retains the original captivating Sweet Pea fragrance that has become so characteristic in today's modern varieties. This striking bicolour produces masses of crimson and violet blooms on very bushy plants that are ideal for scrambling over obelisks. Height: 180cm (71”). Spread: 30cm (12”)..

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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.49

Sweet Pea 'Floral Tribute'

Lathyrus odoratus

Frilly sweet pea flowers that both look and smell divine! Introducing our own mixture, Sweet Pea 'Floral Tribute', that provides outstanding fragrance and exhibition-standard blooms in a glorious array of colours. These cottage garden favourites are superb for cutting and the more blooms you cut, the more the plants will flower! Grow sweet peas against a sunny fence or trained on a free standing obelisk. For an informal display, let them scramble through mature shrubs. Height: 180cm (71”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

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    • 1 packet (45 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.99

Sweet Pea 'Orange Dragon'

Lathyrus odoratus

One of the few orange varieties with superb quality blooms of the brightest orange-red. With its startling colour and soft, alluring fragrance, Sweet Pea 'Orange Dragon' makes an eye catching variety for the show bench. The long, straight flower stems are ideal for using in cut flower arrangements too. This unusual coloured sweet pea prefers a slightly shadier position to prevent the flowers from fading in the sun. Height: 180cm (71”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

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    • 1 packet (20 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.99

Sweet Pea 'Prima Ballerina'

Lathyrus odoratus

Gorgeous, lightly scented blooms ideal for cutting; bred by one of the world's leading Sweet Pea breeders. Each stem averages four blooms in a unique tricolour of lilac, purple and cream enhanced by intricate veining on each flower. Simply stunning!

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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.69

Sweet Pea 'Apple Blossom'

Lathyrus odoratus

Sweet Pea 'Apple Blossom' makes a stunning addition to the flower border when trained onto obelisks and trellis. The gently ruffled, blush-pink petals emit a deliciously sweet perfume. This beautiful variety that equally well received, on the show bench and in cut flower arrangements. Height: 180cm (71”) Spread: 30cm (12”).

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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.19

Amberboa muricata

Sweet Sultan

Easy to grow annual which produces tall stems clothed with large, attractive, purple-mauve flowers, adding height to borders and ideal for cutting. Spectacular sown en-masse in drifts and will flower all summer long until the first night frosts of autumn.
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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.39

Godetia 'Rembrandt'

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

Beautiful Godetia 'Rembrandt' has been selected for its uniformity and deep carmine rose and white bicoloured blooms. With each flower painted in a consistent and stable pattern, you can be sure of a breathtaking display throughout the summer. This striking hardy annual can be direct sown for drifts of colour in borders, and makes an eye-catching cut flower too. Height: 50cm (20”). Spread: 30cm (12”). More info
    • 1 packet (400 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.99

Sweet Pea 'Anniversary'

Lathyrus odoratus

Cover obelisks, walls and fences with a kaleidoscope of colour! Shades of yellow, lilac, blue, orange and white mingle together to create an unbelievable combination of colours. The flowers of this vibrant selection of annual sweet pea species have a refreshing simplicity, being smaller and less frilly than many modern cultivars. Height: 180cm (71”) Spread: 30cm (12”).

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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (20 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.69

Butterfly Mixture

An exciting blend, specially selected to attract butterflies and other beneficial insects to your garden. Excellent for making attractive drifts of colour, and your garden a haven for wildlife. Easy to grow.


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

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    • 1 packet (1 gram)

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    • £2.69
    • 5 packets (5 grams)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £9.99

Dianthus barbatus 'Summer Sundae'

Sweet William

This exclusive blend has been specially selected to flower in the first year from seed, a completely new and exciting concept for Sweet Williams. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for cottage garden borders, beds and containers. Height: 45-60cm (18-24in).

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (30 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.99