Annuals

Our annual wildflower seeds are simple and easy to grow species, ideal for creating a stunning flowering effect during the first year. They can be used on their own for a bold statement, or mixed with our Wildflower Seed Mixtures to give first year colour or sown on their own for a display of colour.

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  1. Perfect for Pollinator Foxglove Seeds (Digitalis purpurea)
    Foxglove Seeds (Digitalis purpurea)

    A native biennial occasionally perennial, common in woodland learing, hedgrows and heaths. Foxglove has tall spikes of pinkish purple bell-shaped flowers. The flowers are pollinated by bumble bees.

    Height: 50-150cm (20-60in)

    Prefers: Partial shade or sun on moist well-drained soil.

    Flowers: Jun - Sep

    Seeds per gram: 10000

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  2. Perfect for Pollinator Common Poppy Seeds (Papaver rhoeas)
    Common Poppy Seeds (Papaver rhoeas)

    Evocative red annual, short to medium height, a lover of disturbed ground and agricultural soils if given a chance to flower. Replenishes its bright vermilion petals each day.

    Good for: Butterflies and bees

    Height: 30-60cm

    Prefers: Sun

    Flowers: May to July

    Seeds per gram: 11,000

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  3. Perfect for Pollinator Corn Chamomile Seeds (Anthemis arvensis)
    Corn Chamomile Seeds (Anthemis arvensis)

    The delightful white daisy flowers of this annual wildflower were once a common sight is cornfields. It is now much rarer due to widespread use of selective herbicides. It has a compact upright habit, ideal for use on borders. Finches love to eat the flower seed heads.

    Good for: butterflies and bees

    Height: 20-40cm

    Prefers: Sunny position

    Flowers: May to October

    Seeds per gram: 1000

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  4. Perfect for Pollinator Corn Marigold Seeds (Chrysanthemum segetum)
    Corn Marigold Seeds (Chrysanthemum segetum)

    Glorious annual wildflower seeds very like a single Chrysanthemum. Slightly fragrant and can be used as cut flowers.Prolific in its production of wild flowers. 

    Flowers from June to August

    Good for: Butterflies and bees 

    Height: 30-60cm (12-24in)

    Prefers: Soil normal - poor. pH7. Sunny position

    Flowers: March - August

    Seeds per gram: 400

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  5. Perfect for Pollinator Corncockle Seeds (Agrostemma githago)
    Corncockle Seeds (Agrostemma githago)

    Once common in the cornfields of England, this wildflower has reddish-purple and solitary with undivided petals. This wildflower seeds itself very prolifically and is related to other campions.

    Height: 30-100cm (12-40in)

    Prefers: Normal soil (pH7) Sunny position near a fence or other support.

    Flowers: Jun - Aug

    Seeds per gram: 30

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  6. Evening Primrose Seeds (Oenothera biennis)
    Evening Primrose Seeds (Oenothera biennis)

    A tall, bright yellow annual or biennial widely naturalised in coastal areas and beside railway lines. Originally from North America, its oil is used in various herbal remedies. The flowers open in the evening and are visited by a large number of Moth species.

    Good for: Moths 

    Height: 50 - 150cm

    Prefers: Dry free draining soil in full sun

    Flowers: Jun to Sep

    Seeds per gram: 1800

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  7. Perfect for Pollinator Forget-me-not Seeds (Myosotis arvensis)
    Forget-me-not Seeds (Myosotis arvensis)

    A hairy perennial with leafy stem. Blue flowers, 5-8mm across, opening out flat.

    Height: 30-40cm

    Prefers: Meadows, open and damp deciduous woodland. Damp-moist soil, not acid

    Flowers: May - July

    Seeds per gram: 4000

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  8. Perfect for Pollinator Teasel Seeds (Dipsacus fullonum)
    Teasel Seeds (Dipsacus fullonum)

    A native biennial found on rough grassland, roadsides and waste lands. In the first season it produces a rosette of sharp spikey leaves. In the second year it puts up a tall stem crowned with a spiny flower head with a band of mauve flowers. It is particularly attractive to insects and seed eating birds such as Goldfinches and Siskins.

    Height: 80 to 200cm

    Flowers: Jul - Aug

    Prefers: Full sun or partial shade on damp or dry soils

    Seeds per gram: 300

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  9. Perfect for Pollinator Vipers Bugloss Seeds (Echium vulgare)
    Vipers Bugloss Seeds (Echium vulgare)

    A beautiful native biennial commonly found in rough grassy areas close to the coast and sand dunes. The striking bright blue flowers are a favourite with bumble bees and day flying moths.

    Height: 30 – 90cm

    Prefers: Light sandy soils in full sun light, but will grow on heavier soils

    Flowers: Jul - Sep

    Seeds per gram: 200

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  10. Perfect for Pollinator Wild Carrot Seeds (Daucus carota)
    Wild Carrot Seeds (Daucus carota)

    A common annual or biennial plant of downs and roadsides, its leaves are a common sight in neglected vegetable gardens.  The cultivated form provides the edible kitchen carrot.  When the wild carrot begins to fruit, it is at its most distinctive.  The fruits have long spines which attach itself to any passing animal.  In the 16th century it was known as a remedy for epilepsy and much later on it was used for such diverse complaints as dropsy and kidney stones.  

    Height: 30-40cm

    Flowers: June - October

    Requires: Sun/well-drained soil.

    Approx. 1100 seeds per gramme.

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  11. Perfect for Pollinator Wood Avens Seeds (Geum urbanum)
    Wood Avens Seeds (Geum urbanum)

    Yellow flowers of cornfields and open places. Perennial, small yellow flowers followed by burr-like seed heads.

    Height: 30-60cm

    Flowers: June onwards

    Requires: Deep shade

    Seed per gram: 1400

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  12. Perfect for Pollinator Yellow Rattle Seeds (Rhinanthus minor)
    Yellow Rattle Seeds (Rhinanthus minor)

    ***Fresh seed from 2020 crop*** Growing in grassy meadows and pastures throughout Britain, this annual yellow rattle plant enjoys well drained soils. The yellow flowers are followed by brown inflated calyces in the shape of little purses or seashells.     Another name for this bright attractive plant is ‘rattle box’ because of the sound effect made by its seeds rattling around inside the seed capsule.  Also known as ‘Hay rattle', rattlebaskets and pots and pans.  

    Height: 20 - 50 cm

    Flowers: June - September

    Requires: All types of grassland

    Seeds per gram: 270

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

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