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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.



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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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Sweet Pea 'Blue Shift'

Lathyrus odoratus

The astonishing colour-changing blooms of Sweet Pea 'Blue Shift' transform from light mauve to true blue as they mature. These extraordinary annuals make a spectacular display bearing different coloured blooms at the same time - flowers even change colour in the vase after cutting! Bred by renowned New Zealand Lathyrus breeder, Dr. Keith Hammett, this is a 'must have' for the sweet pea enthusiast. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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Sweet Pea 'Erewhon'

Lathyrus odoratus

  • Breeding breakthrough - a reverse bicolour sweet pea
Take a look at revolutionary Sweet Pea 'Erewhon'! Unlike other varieties this exciting Lathyrus has darker lower petals than its upper pale pink standards - making it a true reverse bicolour. Bred in New Zealand, this striking sweet pea is a cross between L. odoratus and L. belinensis. This superb variety is highly fragrant and makes an eyecatching addition to early summer bouquets. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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Press release: Sweet pea tops the Best Seller list

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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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Amberboa muricata

Sweet Sultan

Easy to grow annual which produces tall stems clothed with large, attractive, purple-mauve flowers, adding height to borders and ideal for cutting. Spectacular sown en-masse in drifts and will flower all summer long until the first night frosts of autumn.
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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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Nigella damascena 'Oxford Blue'

Love-In-A-Mist

Tall with large extra double flowers followed by dark seed pods.
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Echium vulgare 'Blue Bedder'

Viper's Bugloss, Blueweed

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Glorious blue flowers buzzing with bees.
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Machaeranthera tanacetifolia

Tansy-leaf Aster, Aster tanacetifolius, Tahoka Daisy, Prairie Aster

Looks like a perennial Michaelmas Daisy, but is an annual producing a mass of violet-blue single flowers during the summer. Also known as Prairie Aster it blooms over a long period adding late summer to early autumn colour to borders. Attractive addition to large containers on a sunny patio.

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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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Sweet Pea 'Blue Velvet'

Lathyrus odoratus

Intriguing deep purple-blue flowers that are so dark they almost appear to shimmer black in the summer sunshine. The large, fragrant blooms, set atop particularly long stems, make an astonishing exhibit for the show bench and are equally eye catching in flower borders. Sweet Pea 'Blue Velvet' is a free flowering variety producing 4 or five blooms per stem. Height: 180cm (71”) Spread: 30cm (12”).

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Poppy 'Tallulah Belle Blush'

Papaver somniferum, Opium Poppy

A real stunner! Splendid fully double blooms in fabulous lilac and violet shades make this poppy a 'must have' for this year's summer borders. Poppy Tallulah Belle Blush is best sown directly into the garden in drifts from March to early June; the resulting large pom-pom head poppies will flower all summer and will provide attractive seed pods in the autumn for dried flower arrangements.

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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