Annual Seeds

Annuals are the backbone and glory of your cutting garden. No garden is complete without them.
26 products
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    Antirrhinum majus 'White Giant' F1

    A statuesque, pure white snapdragon which flowers for months. A constant bestseller from year to year. You can over-winter these in a cold frame, for huge, early flowers in May, or just sow in early spring for picking in summer and autumn. These varieties have also all been bred for good rust…

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    Ammi majus

    Lacy white flowers, like a more delicate form of cow parsley. It is the best white filler foliage plant you can grow and spectacular arranged in a great cloud on its own. Please note: This may cause skin irritation in some cases so we recommend you wear gloves.

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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'

    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 annual which makes fabulous cut flowers and filler foliage for any vase. They dry…

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    Ammi visnaga 'Compact White'

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

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    Ammi visnaga

    A slightly chunkier form of ammi, with dense, yet delicate white and green domed flowers. Its green, angelica-like architectual seed pods look spot on with dark dahlias such as 'Rip City'.

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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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    Centaurea cyanus 'White'

    The perfect filler in the garden and vase. It flowers longer than the blue centaurea and dries well. It's a must-have bridal and buttonhole flower, and I love it for everyday.

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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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    Cleome spinosa 'Helen Campbell'

    Cleome spinosa 'Helen Campbell' is the lovely, hugely floriferous pure white cleome. Cleomes are an elegant and ethereal, very long-lasting and statuesque annual. This is a must for the summer and autumn garden, going on flowering longer than all the other half-hardies and totally invaluable for…

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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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    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 '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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    Cosmos bipinnatus 'Dwarf Sensation White'

    A slightly smaller form of white cosmos, just like our bestselling 'Purity' but bred to be ideal for pots.

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    Cosmos bipinnatus 'Fizzy Rose Picotee'

    A white-mauve cosmos whose petal edges look as though they have been painted in a deep purple-carmine. My new-found favourite cosmos for scattering through white Cosmos 'Purity' or Malope trifida 'Alba' for a splash of contrast.

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    Cosmos bipinnatus 'Fizzy White'

    This has showy semi-double flowers which are brilliant for arranging in vases large and small. Cosmos are stacked full of nectar and pollen, making them great for creating a wildlife friendly garden. They produce more bunches of flowers from a square metre than any other plant, so are brilliant for…

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    Cosmos bipinnatus 'Purity'

    Large, open flowers of pure white, with delicate apple-green foliage. The classic cut flower and a supremely lovely garden plant, which no one should be without.

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    Cosmos bipinnatus 'Velouette'

    A dark, rich, luscious, crimson cosmos with slashes of white to lighten and brighten every flower.

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    Cosmos bipinnatus 'White Popsocks'

    A new cosmos with powder-puff, white flowers, excellent as a container plant and cut flower and easy to grow.

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    Gypsophila elegans 'Covent Garden'

    Gypsophila elegans 'Covent Garden' is a simple, single gypsophila which could not be more different to the twee, top-heavy double form. This makes a wonderful filler flower in the garden and vase. Seen here growing with blue cornflower, Centaurea cyanus 'Blue Boy'.

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    Malope trifida 'Alba'

    Malope trifida 'Alba' is a beautiful, fresh-white form of malope. Truly lovely and easy to grow.

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    Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll Alba'

    Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll Alba' has pure white double flowers like a Tudor ruff, with pretty, pure green seed pods. Nigellas are the classic cottage garden annual which makes fabulous cut flowers and filler foliage for any vase. They dry brilliantly too.

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    Orlaya grandiflora

    Beautiful mini handkerchiefs on delicate umbellifer flower heads. This is a long-standing favourite of mine and a bestseller.

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    Papaver rhoeas 'Mother of Pearl'

    Papaver rhoeas 'Mother of Pearl' is a pretty mix of corn poppies with single and double flowers in pink, white, reds and silvery greys, which gently scatters itself in my garden from one year to the next. The flowers also last well in water if you sear the stem ends.

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.