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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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    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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    Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

    Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens' (Honeywort) has silvery leaves with purple hanging bells, 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 bees…

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    Antirrhinum 'Bizarre Hybrids'

    Antirrhinum 'Bizarre Hybrids' is stylish and unusual like Venetian, marbled paper, I love to scatter the odd flower stem of this in with the rich 'Liberty Crimson', or arrange as a single stem. Brilliant, unusual and unmissable. These snapdragons can be various colours, but all have a degree of…

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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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    Borage 'Blue'

    The classic blue-flowered borage to decorate Pimms, summer drinks and puddings. Brilliant for pollinators and an excellent edible flower. Freeze flowers in ice cubes, or wilt the leaves for a sauce for pasta and stuffing for ravioli.

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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 brilliant-coloured arrangements and eat the petals in salads. This is also lovely dipped in batter for garden Fritto Misto or make…

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    Calendula officinalis 'Neon'

    Calendula officinalis 'Neon' has burgundy buds that open into bright orange petals tipped with dark red. It's larger and showier, with many more petals than 'Indian Prince'.

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    Calendula officinalis 'Sunset Buff'

    Calendula officinalis 'Sunset Buff' is the soft buff-apricot version of 'Indian Prince' with the same crimson petal backs but a much more subtle overall flower colour.

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    Calendula officinalis 'Touch of Red Mix'

    Calendula 'Touch of Red Mix' is perfect for a mixed jug of simple flowers with yellow, cream, apricot and orange, all with a rich crimson petal reverse. It will lightly self-sow.

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    Centaurea cyanus 'Black Ball'

    Centaurea cyanus 'Black Ball' has dark crimson double flowers, whose colour doesn't fade. It dries brilliantly too. A long standing favourite. No cottage garden is complete without it's cornflowers – Loved by Pollinators and brilliant cut flowers. We use lots of them for wedding and party…

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    Centaurea cyanus 'Blue Boy'

    Centaurea cyanus 'Blue Boy' is a large-flowered cornflower in classic bright blue. This wonderful coloured bloom will continue for 2-3 months in the summer. This is one of the prettiest wild flowers, and it used to populate entire fields with its incredible hue. It's juice even used to be extracted…

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    Centaurea cyanus 'Polka Dot Mixed'

    A wonderful array of beautiful coloured cornflowers, which can be just scattered into the garden to fill a sunny corner for weeks at a stretch.No cottage garden is complete without its cornflowers – Loved by Pollinators and brilliant as cut flowers. We use lots of them for wedding and party…

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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…

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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 'Daydream'

    The softest pink, which fades to almost white at the petal edge, invaluable for a gentle splash of contrast amongst white.

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    Cosmos bipinnatus 'Dazzler'

    Cosmos 'Dazzler' has large, open, buttercup-like flowers of carmine with delicate, feathery foliage. Beautiful, tall and airy. Cosmos last 10 days in the vase, produce at least two buckets of cut flowers a week from a 1 x 1m patch and do so from late June until November – so that's nearly…

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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 'Psyche Rose Picotee'

    Cosmos 'Psyche Rose Picotee' is a white-mauve cosmos whose petals look like their edges 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 'Psyche White'

    Cosmos bipinnatus 'Psyche White' has a 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…

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    Cosmos bipinnatus 'Purity'

    Cosmos bipinnatus 'Purity' has 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.Cosmos last 10 days in the vase, produce at least two buckets of cut flowers a week from a 1 x 1m patch and…

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    Cosmos bipinnatus 'Rubenza'

    Cosmos bipinnatus 'Rubenza' is an even darker, richer and more luscious colour than Cosmos 'Antiquity' or 'Dazzler' and is a shorter variety too, so should not need staking in a sheltered spot.

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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…

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.