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Hardy Annual Seeds


Hardy annuals can be sown directly into their flowering positions in the spring and will tolerate a certain amount of cold. Well-known flowers such as sweet peas, poppies, stocks and sunflowers fall under this category, as do some of the more unusual flowers - gomphocarpus & ratibida for example.You may also like to view our range of half-hardy annual seeds which can be sown in early spring.



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Calendula 'Snow Princess'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

Plant breeders have managed to create a world-first pure white English marigold! Even more interesting is the seeming colour change of the flowers - petals have a yellow underside and show that colour while in bud. As the flowers open the white topside is revealed, surrounding a large brown or yellow central eye. Each luxurious, semi-double flower reaches 7.5cm (3in) across. Scatter the seeds as an easy gap filler or create large swathes by covering whole beds or borders with seed. Enjoy flowers in as little 10 weeks from sowing.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The light peppery taste of the flowers can be added to breads for extra flavour with a touch of colour. Calendula petals can also be used as a substitute for saffron when colouring rice dishes. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (100 calendula seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of December 2016
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    • £0.99

Poppy (Wild)

Papaver rhoeas, Corn Poppy, Field Poppy, Flanders Poppy

Often seen sprinkling cornfields with its bright scarlet flowers. Ideal for creating a bright splash of colour in a sunny corner where little else will grow, or in the wild garden where it self seeds with ease. Flowers early summer. Height: 18-24 inches. Thompson & Morgan will donate 10p to Royal British Legion Industries (Registered charity no. 210063), for each packet of Poppy Flanders seeds sold, to provide work and support for disabled ex-Servicemen and women and their families.
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    • 1 packet (2000 poppy seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of December 2017
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    • £2.69

Sweet Pea 'Annual Species Mixed'

Lathyrus

Cover obelisks, walls and fences with a kaleidoscope of colour! Shades of yellow, lilac, blue, orange and white mingle together to create an unbelievable combination of colours. The flowers of this vibrant selection of annual sweet pea species have a refreshing simplicity, being smaller and less frilly than many modern cultivars. Height: 180cm (71") Spread: 30cm (12").

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    • 1 packet (10 sweet pea seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
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    • £0.99

Sweet Pea 'Sweet Dreams'

Lathyrus odoratus

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A world exclusive collection of distinctly different sweet pea flowers - we believe 'Sweet Dreams' to be the best mixture ever! Each and every one, including many award winning varieties, has been selected for outstanding fragrance, exhibition standard blooms and superb growing performance. These cottage garden favourites are superb for cutting and the more blooms you cut, the more they will flower! Pop a few stems in a vase to fill a whole room with fragrance. Grow sweet peas against a sunny fence or trained on a free standing obelisk. For an informal display, let them scramble through mature shrubs. Height: 1.8m (6'). Spread: 30cm (12").

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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (60 sweet pea seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of September 2017
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    • £2.99

Sunflower 'Prado Yellow'

Helianthus annuus

Producing superior cut flowers, this variety is naturally multi-stemmed with lots of quality flowers on short stems and if the first bud is pinched out there will be even more! Excellent for the back of the border, easy to grow and quick to bloom. Flowers summer. Height 1.2-1.5m (48-60in).

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Try toasting the seed kernels for a healthy snack. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Companion planting: Try growing sunflowers with chives to deter aphids.


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    • 1 packet (20 sunflower seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.89 £0.99

Sunflower 'Prado Red'

Helianthus annuus

Multi-flowered, with up to 20 flowers on short stems. Superior cut flowers, quick to bloom and producing hardly any pollen.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Try toasting the seed kernels for a healthy snack. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Companion planting: Try growing sunflowers with chives to deter aphids.


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    • 1 packet (18 sunflower seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.89 £0.99

Sweet Pea 'King Size Navy Blue'

Lathyrus odoratus

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A choice variety for its extraordinarily dark navy-blue flowers and superb, intense fragrance. Sweet Pea ‘King Size Navy Blue’ bears up to 5 large, frilled blooms on each slender stem, making this an excellent cut flower for filling small vases with just a few stems. Let it intertwine with paler varieties for an unforgettable display in the garden. Height: 180cm (71”). Spread: 30cm (12”).


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How to grow sweet peas

A choice variety for its extraordinarily dark navy-blue sweet pea flowers and superb, intense fragrance. Sweet Pea 'King Size Navy Blue' bears up to 5 large, frilled blooms on each slender long stem, making this an excellent cut flower for filling a vase with just a few stems. Let it intertwine with paler varieties for an unforgettable contrasting display in the garden. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 1 packet (20 sweet pea seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
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    • £2.99

Californian Poppy 'Summer Sorbet'

Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy

One of the best new colours to be introduced in recent years, with its mouth-watering combination of rose-pink outer petals, and a delicious creamy white centre. These dainty hardy annuals are tougher than they appear and positively thrive on poor, dry soils. The papery flowers attract bees and hoverflies, and make excellent, if short-lived, cut flowers. California poppies are easy to grow in beds and borders, or let them self seed throughout gravel gardens to form natural drifts. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 25cm (10

Culinary note: Fresh or dried leaves can be used to make a herbal tea which is known to be soothing and relaxing. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (125 californian poppy seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
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    • £0.99

Sweet Pea 'T&M Prize Strain Mixed'

Lathyrus odoratus

A spectacular mix for the garden or the showbench that blends the best sweet peas for beauty, form, colour and fragrance. Sweet Pea 'T&M Prize Strain Mixed' combines breathtaking scented flowers, colours which glow in the sunlight, soft shades to harmonise, and strong colours to contrast - in fact, almost every tint imaginable. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (45 sweet pea seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.29 £1.49

Sweet Pea 'Fragrantissima'

Lathyrus odoratus

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Sweet Pea 'Fragrantissima' embraces the full colour spectrum from white, through all the pink shades, reds, blues, purples, bicolours, and stripes. This large flowered mix has been carefully blended to ensure an even balance of colour and fragrance. Enjoy them in the garden, grown against walls and fences, or cut some of the sturdy, straight stems for a vase indoors. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 30cm (12").


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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (35 sweet pea seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of February 2017
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    • £2.99

Poppy 'Ladybird' - RHS endorsed seeds for children

Papaver commutatum, Caucasian Scarlet Poppy

Lady Dotty is very proud of her bright red back and red spots. She will eat the naughty greenfly on other plants. Poppy Ladybird is very easy to grow and looks just like Lady Dotty. Height: 45cm. Did You Know? - There are 46 species of ladybird in the British Isles - big and small, yellow, red or black and with different numbers of spots. See how many kinds you can find and add up all the spots. Play the ladybird game on the Woodland Trust Nature Detectives website.

These seeds are endorsed by the RHS.

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    • 1 packet (150 poppy seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2017
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    • £1.69

Poppy 'Angels Choir Mixed'

Papaver rhoeas, Corn Poppy, Field Poppy, Flanders Poppy

T&M own breeding. FLEUROSELECT QUALITY MARK Glorious poppies of exquisite beauty - that's 'Poppy Angels Choir'. This wonderful mixture of double flowered poppies, with silky texture, in soft colours from whites to apricots and oranges, is the result of almost ten years work. Now the magic of breeders art has transformed the poppy to give you magical garden flowers that leave you spellbound and breathless with their irresistible charm. They are easy to grow in almost any site, looking magnificent in the border, fantastic in large containers and will come up year after year in the garden, if seedlings are left to grow. Flowers summer. Height: 60-75cm (24-30in).
Culinary note: Only the seeds of Papaver rhoeas are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.
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    • 1 packet (300 poppy seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
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    • £0.99