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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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Sweet Pea odoratus 'Nimbus'

Lathyrus odoratus

Indulge your senses with this unique sweet pea; just as handsome in looks as fragrance! The marbled flowers of Sweet Pea 'Nimbus' are of exhibition quality, and emit a divine scent, like any good sweet pea! Perfect for cutting to enjoy in the home. Train this easy grow sweet pea up trellis or set in our Tower Pot to bring the colour and fragrance to the patio. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread 30com (12"). More info
    • 1 packet (25 sweet pea seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.29

Calendula officinalis nana 'Citrus Cocktail'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

This mouth-watering colour combination smothers the particularly dwarf, compact, bushy plants with alluring orange and golden yellow, daisy-like blooms. Unlike some bedding plants, Calendula 'Citrus Cocktail' keeps on flowering throughout the summer, coping in almost any garden situation. It even grows well in coastal areas. The bright flowers are also excellent for cutting and can also be added to salads as an edible flower. Height: 20cm (8"). 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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    • 1 packet (100 calendula seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £1.99

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 orlaya seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.79

Sunflower 'Italian White'

Helianthus annuus

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Boldly contrasting, big creamy white flowers with deep chocolate centres. Excellent for flower arranging and great at back of borders or against a tall wall where they provide atmosphere and contrast. Flowers summer. Height 4-5ft.

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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    • 1 packet (40 sunflower seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.99

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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    • 1 packet (25 sweet pea seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £1.99

Linum grandiflorum 'Blue Dress'

Flax, Flowering Flax

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Stunning border plant, producing tine sprays with masses of attractive true-blue flowers throughout the summer. Ideal for borders, bedding or containers.
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    • 1 packet (200 linum seeds)

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    • £0.99
    • Out of stock

Poppy 'Black Peony'

Papaver paeoniflorum, Opium Poppy, Papaver somniferum (Paeoniiflorum group)

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The fascination of black or dark flowers continues with this stunning, large, fully double flowered poppy in deepest red to black, with lovely crinkled petals. Easy to grow and superb in the border where it is best left to naturalise. Flowers summer. Height 91cm (36in).

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)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.99

Limnanthes douglasii

Poached Egg Plant

The Fried Egg or Poached Egg plant will attract hoverflies to your garden to beat the aphids. Bees also love this low, spreading carpet of fragrant golden and white blooms that will grace the front of the border, rockery or path edging.
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    • 1 packet (150 Limnanthes douglasiiseeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.69

Sunflower 'Solar Flash' F1 Hybrid

Helianthus annuus

  • Pollen-free sunflower
This dwarf, bushy sunflower makes an impressive container plant for adding a bright splash of colour to the patio. Sunflower 'Solar Flash' is multi-headed and early flowering, producing distinctive gold and bronze sunflowers with a chocolate coloured, pollen free centre. Growing to just 50cm (20") tall, this charming little sunflower makes a fantastic cut flower. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 35cm (14").

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.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (12 sunflower seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.99

Stock 'Vintage Mixed'

Matthiola incana, Gillyflower

Sturdy, well-branched plants produce a mass of bright, fragrant flowers early in the season. Up to 60% of the plants will have fully double blooms ranging in colour from copper to burgundy and from lavender to yellow AND are perfect for cutting. Stocks Vintage Mixed is free flowering in borders or containers.
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    • 1 packet (70 stock seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £0.99

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
    • 1 packet (600 californian poppy seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £1.99

Sweet Pea 'Purple Pimpernel'

Lathyrus odoratus

  • Perfect purple shades
A stunning new colour combination in sweet peas! Sweet Pea 'Purple Pimpernel' bears large, fragrant blooms in two shades of purple, atop long strong stems. Ideal as a cut flower for a vase indoors, this variety is also superb for exhibition. The original seed was sent to T&M by an amateur breeder and we liked it so much, we've produced a seed crop to offer to our customers. We hope you like it! Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (20 sweet pea seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £1.99