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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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Nigella papillosa 'Midnight'

Nigella papillosa, Love-in-a-mist

This easy grow annual plant has it all; pretty, fern like foliage, handsome velvety flowers, and eye-catching seed-heads! Grow Nigella papillosa 'Midnight' by sowing direct into beds and borders. Rich blue flowers sit aloft the lacy fine-cut foliage. These are followed by quirky, dark purple seed pods, extending the interest of this border star well into autumn. Love-in-a-mist is perfect for cutting and using fresh or dried. Height: 55cm (22"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 1 packet (350 nigella seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £0.99

Nigella damascena 'Oxford Blue'

Love-In-A-Mist

Tall with large extra double flowers followed by dark seed pods.
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    • 1 packet (200 nigella seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £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 Monday
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    • £2.99

Dianthus chinensis heddewigii 'Black And White Minstrels'

Carnation, Chinese Pink, Indian Pink

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Showy plants for bedding, border, rockery and containers producing an abundance of quite unique, showy black and white flowers throughout summer. The dainty, fully double blooms are heavily laced, over an inch in diameter and sweetly scented. They make excellent cut flowers lasting a long time in water. Flowers summer. Height 30-38cm (12-15in).

Culinary note: Use the clove like tasting petals for adding to cakes, either for flavour or decorating, suitable for soups, salads and sauces too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (30 dianthus seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £0.99

Viola tricolor

Heartsease, Wild Pansy

A charming and prolific baby pansy with an unbeatable combination of 3-4 colours in each FLOWER! It will flower continuously from summer to winter, is compact enough for rockeries, walls or edging and will self sow seedlings. Flowers summer to winter. Height: 15-23cm (6-9in). The petals make a colourful addition to green salads, can be candied to top desserts etc. or used to make violet soup. Write to us for a free leaflet with recipes for a wide range of edible flowers.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The crystallised petals are great decorations for cakes and cookies, or they can be added straight to green salads for an injection of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (200 Viola seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £2.99

Daucus carota 'Dara'

Wild Carrot, Ornamental Carrot

Discovered by chance at our trial grounds, this ornamental wild carrot is something really different for your borders. The airy blooms appear in lovely shades of pink and burgundy, with the occasional white flower found on traditional carrots. Daucus carota 'Dara' adds height and a soft, hazy feel to cottage garden borders and wildlife gardens. Try planting this hardy annual with tall ageratums or wildflowers for a timeless, easy to grow summer display. Height: 80cm (31"). Spread: 40cm (16"). More info
    • 1 packet (75 daucus seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £2.49

Poppy 'Blackcurrant Fizz'

Papaver somniferum, Opium Poppy

Another beautiful variety from Thompson & Morgan! Distinctive, serrated blooms in an unusually deep, burgundy shade, amazingly appear black when glistening in the summer sun, as they sit proudly above glaucous foliage. Easy-to-grow and will add drifts of colour to summer borders. The seed pods that follow flowering are also very attractive and will add interest to flower arrangements at the end of summer. Height: 90-100cm (36-40in).

Culinary note: All poppies are poisonous. However, the seeds produced by somniferum and paeoniflorum poppies only are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (300 poppy seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £2.99

Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

Honeywort

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The original species, native of S. Europe with sea green bracts often tinged in purple. The tubular flowers are a wonderful bicoloured contrast of yellow and maroon. May also be sown in situ.
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    • 1 packet (10 cerinthe seeds)

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    • £3.69

Echium vulgare 'Blue Bedder'

Viper's Bugloss, Blueweed

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Glorious blue flowers buzzing with bees.
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    • 1 packet (200 echium seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £2.69

Sweet Pea 'Matucana'

Lathyrus odoratus, Grandiflora Sweet Pea

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A lovely heirloom (Grandiflora) type, that was first introduced into Britain in the 17th century by Sicilian monk, Franciscus Cupani. Despite its slightly smaller flower size, Sweet Pea 'Matucana' retains the original captivating Sweet Pea fragrance that has become so characteristic in today's modern varieties. This striking bicolour produces masses of crimson and violet blooms on very bushy plants that are ideal for scrambling over obelisks. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12")..

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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 sweet pea seeds)

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    • £2.99

Sweet Pea 'Purple Pimpernel'

Lathyrus odoratus

  • Perfect purple shades
A stunning new colour combination in sweet peas! Sweet Pea 'Purple Pimpernel' bears large, fragrant blooms in two shades of purple, atop long strong stems. Ideal as a cut flower for a vase indoors, this variety is also superb for exhibition. The original seed was sent to T&M by an amateur breeder and we liked it so much, we've produced a seed crop to offer to our customers. We hope you like it! Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (20 sweet pea seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £1.99

Cornflower 'Black Ball'

Centaurea cyanus, Blue-Bottle, Bachelor's Buttons

Pincushion flowers in a rich milk-chocolate shade, that look almost black on cloudy days. Drifts of annual cornflower 'Black Ball' add a touch of drama to summer borders and wildlife gardens where they will attract bees and butterflies to their pretty blooms. This tall variety of Centaurea makes an excellent cut flower too. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Culinary note: Add petals to salads as a colourful garnish or sprinkle over omelettes or even pasta. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (100 cornflower seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £2.29