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

    Antirrhinum 'White Giant' is a giant, pure-white snapdragon, excellent growing with Cosmos 'Purity'. It makes a statuesque and beautiful cut flower. Snapdragons are invaluable plants for their full flower spikes, which last well over a week in water. We sell the elegant, single-colour, tall…

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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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    Ammi majus

    Ammi majus (Bishop's flower) has lacy, white flowers, like a more delicate form of cow parsley. This one is one of our long-standing best sellers. Ammi majus is the best white filler foliage plant you can grow and spectacular arranged in a great cloud on its own. It forms larger, more prolific…

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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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    Euphorbia oblongata

    Euphorbia oblongata is the all round best-looking, longest-flowering foliage plant you can find anywhere in the world. It forms the base of 95% of my floral arrangements, and lines most of the beds in my garden at Perch Hill. You never tire of their brilliant acid-green flowers and bold, strong…

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    Amethyst and Sapphire Cut Flower Mix

    For a jewel-like mix of flowers outside and inside, scatter these in a sunny corner of your garden to pick for the house. The anchusa and salvia provide the lower storey, (45cm, 18in) the cornflower and verbena, the upper (1.5m, 59in). The seed mix contains: Anchusa 'Blue Angel' (Alkinet) Centaurea…

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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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    Amaranthus caudatus 'Viridis'

    Amaranthus caudatus 'Viridis' has long, soft tassels of pale, fresh acid-green. One of my favourites. This makes one of the best upper level foliage plants for an elegant, mixed arrangement. Perfect for mixing with dahlias and sunflowers, or arranging in a large vase on its own.

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    Amaranthus tricolor 'Red Army'

    Amaranthus tricolor 'Red Army' is an invaluable foliage in a deep red crimson for the late summer and autumn garden and vase. Pick above a leaf and it will bush out quickly to be picked again.

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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

    Ammi visnaga is a slightly chunkier form of ammi with dense yet delicate white and green domed flowers, which make one of the best garden plants and filler foliage plants you can grow. Its green, angelica-like architectual seed pods look spot on with Dahlia 'Rip City' and they last for weeks. These…

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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 'Liberty Classic Crimson' F1

    Antirrhinum 'Crimson' has tall, velvety, rich flowers in a voluptuous deep crimson. This has remained one of our bestsellers.Snapdragons are invaluable plants for their full flower spikes, which last well over a week in water. We sell the elegant, single-colour, tall florist's varieties, which are…

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    Antirrhinum majus 'Night and Day'

    Deep, rich velvet, almost-black flowers, with pure-white petal bases – the perfect thing for arranging simply, on its own.

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    Asarina scandens 'Violet'

    Grow this to climb up over frames for wonderful scale, and to tumble out of window boxes or hanging baskets.

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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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    Bupleurum rotundifolium 'Griffithii'

    Bupleurum rotundifolium 'Griffithii' has bright-green flowers and delicate foliage, perfect for flower arranging. It looks good with calm whites and blues, as well as the rich Venetian colours.

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    Calendula officinalis 'Indian Prince'

    I love marigolds in the garden and the cutting patch. Calendula officinalis 'Indian Prince' is a deep-orange, with buds and backs of petals in crimson. I use them in brilliantly coloured arrangements and eat the petals in salads. This is also lovely dipped in batter for garden Fritto Misto or make…

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.