Annual Seeds

Annuals are the backbone and glory of your cutting garden. No garden is complete without them.
18 products
  1. Starting at £3.75

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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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    Cosmos bipinnatus 'Antiquity'

    Cosmos 'Antiquity' is a very beautiful variety of cosmos, with flowers that open the darkest, most luscious crimson and then fade a little to look antiqued. Unusual and lovely. The brilliant thing about this one is, with shorter stems, it doesn't need staking, and is perfect for pots. Cosmos last…

  3. £1.95

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    Cosmos bipinnatus 'Candy Stripe'

    A white-flowered cosmos with a deep carmine edge as if every petal has been dipped in ink. Grow as a splash of contrast through Cosmos 'Purity' – it goes brilliantly.

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    Cosmos bipinnatus 'Double Click Cranberries'

    Like a handful of ruffled silk in the richest carmine. A brilliant new find which should become a staple in your garden. 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…

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    Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sonata Carmine'

    A compact and container-perfect form of carmine cosmos, just like 'Dazzler' but one-third the size. Excellent and prolific cut flower too.

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    Cosmos bipinnatus 'Versailles Tetra'

    The quickest and earliest cosmos to flower. It has lovely bright pink flowers, deepening to carmine at the centre – perfect for those who like slightly softer colour. Cosmos flower 14 weeks from sowing, last 10 days in the vase, produce at least two buckets of cut flowers a week from a 1x 1m…

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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'

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    Pale Cosmos Container Collection

    A very long-flowering calm and pretty duo of white and primrose-yellow cosmos, both suitable sizes for growing in containers, and rather than deadheading, live-head for long-lasting vases inside too. This collection includes a seed packet each of the following: Cosmos bipinnatus 'Dwarf Sensation…

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    Pale Zinnia Mix

    These are lovely calm and creamy colours, with the added zing of the lime - perfect for a summer's day. A bunch of these on the table at lunch – cool, soft and beautiful. The seedling collection includes:

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    Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherry Brandy'

    Rudbeckia 'Cherry Brandy' is one of my favourite flowers, with petals in the deepest crimson. Rudbeckias make truly wonderful, very long-flowering and long-lasting cut flowers.

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    Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Tall Double Mix'

    One of the longest-flowering and glamorous hardy annual cut flowers. This pack contains pinks, mauves, whites and crimsons. Scabious grows well on any soil and if I keep picking it, flowers from June until Christmas at Perch Hill. These pincushion flowers are gently scented.

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    The Seville Collection

    Add some pizzazz to your garden with these bestselling hot colours. This collection contains: Cosmos bipinnatus 'Double Click Cranberries'

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    Verbena bonariensis

    Verbena bonariensis produces a haze of purple flowers at shoulder height in the autumn. If you keep picking it, it will shorten and broaden a bit – no bad thing. Mix it with Cosmos 'Purity' and Gaura lindheimeri to create a lovely, airy filling to a border, and there is no better plant for…

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    Cosmos bipinnatus 'Double Click Rose'

    A double cosmos with flowers like ruffled satin, in a lovely sweetie-pink colour. It's known for its tall, strong stems and so is very good for cutting.

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    Genoa Benary Zinnia Mix

    My absolute favourite mix of colours, perfect in the garden and even better in the vase. This mix contains: Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Lime' Zinnia 'Benar

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    Petunia 'Tidal Wave Red Velour' F1

    If I had to select just one plant from all the container varieties we trialled at Perch Hill last summer (well over 100!), this would be it. It flowered from May until November, covered top to toe in carmine saucer flowers and began to climb up support canes too. It drew SO many comments.

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    Viola tricolor 'Hearts Ease'

    My favourite edible flower – delicate petals of purple, cream and yellow to decorate salads and puddings. Can be sown and grown almost any month of the year.

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    Viola x wittrockiana 'Mystique Peach Shades' F1

    I absolutely love the warm, soft colours in this mix which flowers in a sheltered spot from late winter all the way through spring. It's one of my favourite spring container plants and I love it to pick for a vase and to decorate puddings.

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.