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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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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)

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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").

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    • 1 packet (20 sweet pea seeds)

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    • £1.99

Californian Poppy 'Jelly Beans'

Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy

Fully double blooms in a vibrant colour range glisten above a mass of feathery blue-green foliage. 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: 25cm (10”). Spread: 25cm (10”).
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    • 1 packet (125 californian poppy seeds)

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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 sweet pea seeds)

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    • £2.89

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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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (45 sweet pea seeds)

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    • £2.99

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
    • 1 packet (200 linum seeds)

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    • £0.99

Sunflower 'Earth Walker'

Helianthus annuus

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A diverse mixture of charming Sunflowers in a range of bronze and yellow, also including the exquisite deeper chocolate-brown shades. The good quality plants, producing many heads, are ideal for border displays. Easy to grow; ideal for children. Height: 180-270cm (6-9ft).

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 (30 sunflower seeds)

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    • £2.99

Sunflower 'Teddy Bear'

Helianthus annuus

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Big, double, fluffy teddy bear of a flower, producing very dwarf, 15cm (6in) ultra double golden-yellow blooms. A real eye-catcher in the border, looks good in containers and is a must for its long lasting, impressive appearance in a vase. Height 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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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Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (40 sunflower seeds)

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    • £2.99

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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    • 1 packet (25 sweet pea seeds)

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    • £2.99

Scabious 'Ebony and Ivory'

Scabiosa atropurpurea, Pincushion Flower

Liven up your borders this summer with this dramatic duo. The delicately fragrant, pin-cushion heads appear in jet-black and ice-white, making the perfect partnership. Ideal for cottage garden borders and extremely easy to grow. Prefers a light, well-drained soil in full sun.
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    • 1 packet (100 scabious seeds)

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    • £0.99

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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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (20 sweet pea seeds)

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    • £2.99

Sweet Pea 'Cream Southbourne'

Lathyrus odoratus

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Without doubt, Sweet Pea 'Cream Southbourne' is one of the best cream varieties available for cutting. Luscious, large, frilled blooms are well placed on long stems with a fantastic fragrance. This elegant variety associates beautifully with other colours but is equally good on its own, grown over obelisks, arches 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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    • £2.99