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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 'Midnight'

Lathyrus odoratus

Seldom available. Beautifully formed, large blooms of maroon-red, almost black. An amazing colour!

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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

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    • £0.99

Daucus carota 'Dara'

Wild Carrot, Ornamental Carrot

Discovered by chance at our trial grounds, this ornamental wild carrot is something really different for your borders. The airy blooms appear in lovely shades of pink and burgundy, with the occasional white flower found on traditional carrots. Daucus carota ‘Dara’ adds height and a soft, hazy feel to cottage garden borders and wildlife gardens. Try planting this hardy annual with tall ageratums or wildflowers for a timeless, easy to grow summer display. Height: 80cm (31"). Spread: 40cm (16"). More info
    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

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    • £1.99

Sweet Pea 'Heirloom Mixed'

Lathyrus odoratus, Grandiflora Sweet Pea

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A cheery mixture of smaller flowered heirloom (Grandiflora) types in a wide range of colours. Sweet Pea 'Heirloom Mixed' has a wonderful fragrance that is characteristic of these old fashioned varieties. Perfect for adding colour and fragrance to garden arches, trellises, obelisks. Height: 180cm (71Ó). Spread: 30cm (12Ó).

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    • £2.69

Sunflower 'Shock-o-Lat' F1 Hybrid

Helianthus annuus

This striking sunflower produces rich chocolate coloured blooms with gold-rimmed edges over a long period in summer. Multi-headed and boasting large pollen-free flowers up to 15cm (6") in diameter, Sunflower 'Shock-o-Lat' is ideal planted en masse at the back of a border. The tall, sturdy stems make fabulous cut flowers for a vase indoors too. Height: 1.8m (6'). Spread: 50cm (20").

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 (20 seeds)

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Cornflower 'Classic Magic'

Centaurea cyanus, Blue-Bottle, Bachelor's Buttons

Added to the series for 2015 'Classic Magic' has single and semidouble blooms in purple to almost black shades and purple and white bicolours. Makes an easy-to-grow cut flower.

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

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    • 1 packet (200 cornflower seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £1.99

Echium vulgare 'Blue Bedder'

Viper's Bugloss, Blueweed

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Glorious blue flowers buzzing with bees.
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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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Sweet Pea 'Collection'

Lathyrus odoratus

An outstanding collection of fragrant sweet peas, specially selected for their colour, form and rich perfume. These cottage garden favourites are superb for cutting and the more blooms you cut, the more they will flower! Pop a few stems in a vase to fill a whole room with fragrance. Grow sweet peas against a sunny fence or trained on a free standing obelisk. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").


  • Collection comprises one packet each of:
  • Sweet Pea ‘Appleblossom’ - Gently ruffled, blush-pink blooms.
  • Sweet Pea ‘Anniversary’ - Large, frilly, white blooms with an attractive rose-pink, picotee edge.
  • Sweet Pea ‘Chatsworth’ - 5 to 6 pale lavender blooms on each tall, straight stem.
  • Sweet Pea ‘Cream Southborne’ - one of the best cream varieties available.
  • Sweet Pea ‘Firecrest’ - Fiery red blooms that won’t bleach in the sun.
  • Sweet Pea ‘Kingsize Navy Blue’ - Dark navy-blue flowers and superb, intense fragrance.
  • Sweet Pea ‘Orange Dragon’ - An eye catching orange flowered variety for the show bench.
  • Sweet Pea 'Spanish Dancer'- Scented flowers in a never-before-seen tricolour with unusual veining.
  • Sweet Pea 'Villa Roma Scarlet' - Vibrant, scarlet flowers are carried on the strong stems.
  • Sweet Pea 'Sweet Dreams'- A lovely mix in a range of colours.
  • Sweet Pea ‘White Supreme’ - Pure white sprays on long stems that are ideal for cutting.
  • Sweet Pea ‘Wiltshire Ripple’ - Distinctive, bicolour, striped blooms of rich claret on a snow-white background.

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    • 10 packets - 1 of each variety (255 seeds in total)

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    • £28.80 £17.99

Stock 'Night Scented'

Matthiola longipetala subsp. bicornis, Matthiola bicornis

Deliciously scented flowers which open in the evening. Sow anywhere that is close enough to the house to get the benefit of such a beautiful fragrance. Below windows, patio tubs, window boxes, even a small sowing in hanging baskets. Try mixing with Virginian Stock before sowing to provide a mixture of attractive flower and fragrance. Flowers summer. Height 12in. More info
    • 1 packet (2000 seeds)

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    • £1.99

Sweet Pea 'Little Red Riding Hood'

Lathyrus odoratus

Sweet Pea ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ is a charming variety with a powerful and distinctive fragrance. Each small, bicolour bloom has white petals with a delicate pink blush that contrasts beautifully with a ‘hood’ of red petals. A lovely variety that makes a pretty climber for a fragrant summer display and a fabulous cut flower. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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    • 1 packet (25 sweet pea seeds)

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    • £1.99

Larkspur 'Gentian Blue'

Delphinium grandiflorum, Delphinium chinense, Siberian Larkspur

A clear, fresh Gentian blue which is perfect for bedding, borders and containers. This impressive annual Delphinium, also known as Siberian Larkspur, boasts a stunning colour which is breathtaking and essential for any garden. More info
    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

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    • £2.59

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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    • 1 packet (50 seeds)

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    • £3.99