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Annuals are the backbone and glory of your cutting garden. No garden is complete without them.
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    Brachyscome multifida 'Blue and White mix'

    For a pot full of daisies to flower all summer and autumn, this is the plant – have a mix of blue and white for a soft and pretty contrast. Over-wintered in a sheltered spot, or under cover, frost-free these re-appear in the second year.

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    Nicotiana alata 'Lime Green'

    Nicotiana alata 'Lime Green' has velvety, acid-green trumpet flowers that mix with any colour. One of my absolute cutting garden staples. This tends to get mildew in my garden, so keep it well watered, or to be extra safe, consider a douse of Copper Mixture. Nicotiana are a great family of very…

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    Antirrhinum majus 'Appleblossom'

    A very tall and long-flowering snapdragon with spires the colour of appleblossom. Use this as a spike in a container or vase.

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    Nigella papillosa 'African Bride'

    Nigella papillosa 'African Bride' is a very glamorous flower. Like Nigella hispanica, its beautiful flowers are followed by equally dramatic and beautiful seed pods. I love 10 or 15 stems of this on their own in a simple jug or a rosemary covered jam jar. Nigellas are the classic cottage garden…

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    Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

    Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens' (Honeywort) has silvery leaves with purple hanging bells and is one of the best annual foliage plants. I absolutely love this and it gently self-sows, so you never need buy it again. It's superb as a garden plant and cut flower and absolutely loved by butterflies and…

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    Alyssum 'Oriental Nights'

    Wonderful for honey-scented table centre pots for spring and early summer.

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    Amaranthus cruentus 'Hot Biscuits'

    Upright tassled flowers in the richest copper – this is wonderful mixed with dahlias, rich and pale, in the garden and vase.

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    Ammi visnaga 'Compact White'

    A super tall new ammi, which has compact, tighter flower heads.

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    Anagallis monellii 'Sky Lover'

    Anagallis monellii plants have the best blue you'll find in any garden plant. Spread it in large spring drifts below shrubs and at the front of herbaceous borders, up through which your bulbs and spring-flowers can grow. We use Anagallis monellii like a blue equivalent of wallflowers.

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    Anethum graveolens (Dill)

    Anethum graveolens (Dill) is a brilliant, acid-green filler, with so many different roles – its leaves are invaluable for cooking, its flowers for decorating salads and arranging, and its seeds for salads, baking and tagines. As a cut flower, it's good with whites and blues or rich, brilliant…

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    Antirrhinum majus 'Rocket Mix' F1

    A classic cut flower mix of snapdragons, including every colour, beloved by florists and flower growers for their reliability and ease of growth.

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    Bacopa cordata 'Snowtopia Improved'

    With pretty white saucer flowers, this is a perfect, very long-flowering plant to use as a trailer out of any container. It's a summer 'bedding' favourite and we love it in a mixed pot with grasses (Festuca glauca) and compact Cosmos sonata.

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    Bellis perennis 'Goliath'

    One of the loveliest spring cottage garden favourite containers to start the year.

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    Briza maxima (Greater quaking grass)

    Briza maxima is a beautiful grass with thin stems, hung with pale green flowers that look like rain drops as they catch the light. It's brilliant for arrangements in a dark room or a church. The drops act like mirrors and reflect the light. This will self-sow.

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    Cleome spinosa 'Colour Mix'

    Cleome 'Colour Mix' (Spider Flower) has elegant flowers of white, pink and purple, which look like daddy-long-legs on a stem. These look good in the garden and mixed up together in a jumble in a large vase, or pick the individual colours separately for mixing with other things. Cleomes are an…

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    Cobaea scandens f. alba

    This is one of my favourite plants growing in the white garden at Sissinghurst. There it covers arches over the path. Grown in a greenhouse, this will flower almost 12 months of the year. Cobaea scandens are a fantastic, exotic looking plant. I've picked a bunch of these in December on a sheltered…

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    Cobaea scandens

    A fantastic, exotic looking plant with buds in green-white, deepening to purple as they age. This will clamber up and over your garden wall. I've picked a bunch of these in December on a sheltered wall in Sussex. Use them floating in a shallow bowl or simply mixed with rosemary in a tumbler. These…

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    Consolida 'Giant Imperial Mixed'

    Annual delphiniums which flower longer and harder than the perennial forms. This is one of the best varieties with dense flower spikes in a brilliant range of colours. It makes a good cut flower with an excellent vase life, looking good for 10 days.Please note: Harmful if eaten.

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    Consolida ajacis 'Dark Blue'

    Consolida 'Dark Blue' (Larkspur) has flower spikes in the darkest, richest blue. It has an excellent vase life too, looking good for 10 days if kept cool. This looks beautiful growing and arranged with either of the ammis. Consolida are annual delphiniums which flower longer and harder than the…

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    Consolida ajacis 'White'

    An elegant, white ethereal flower spike, Larkspur (Consolida) 'White' is invaluable for picking. It's lovely on its own in a vase and even better poking out through domes of pretty annuals – love-in-the-mist, cornflowers and marigolds – the vertical spike through the otherwise too…

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    Consolida regalis 'Blue Cloud'

    A delicate and beautiful larkspur which is one of the very best plants for hovering over other flowers – like butterflies – in the garden and arranged in a vase.

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    Cosmos and Ammi Collection

    Two of the very best cut flower annuals to fill your borders and vases. This collection contains: Ammi majus

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    Dahlia variabillis 'Bishop's Children'

    As massive dahlia enthusiasts, we have trialled many dahlia seeds. But most dahlia seeds have not met the mark. These dahlia seeds are an exception – brilliant, rich-coloured flowers in deep pink, burnt orange, plum-purple and blood red all set against dark crimson foliage. Dahlia 'Bishop's…

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    Deep Zinnia Collection

    A rich range of colours – saturated reds, purples, crimsons – for a carnival feel. Perfect for mixing with dahlias. The seed packet contains a mix of all three varieties whilst the seedling Collection includes 5 or 10 seedlings each of: Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Coral'

Annual Flower Seeds at Sarah Raven

All our annual flower seeds are trialled in Sarah's garden at Perch Hill and selected for their quality; they also come with free seed planting instructions.

If you’re a beginner gardener, these are the seeds for you.