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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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Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherry Brandy'

Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan

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Following the 2002 success of Cherokee Sunset®, Thompson & Morgan flower breeders are proud to present the first-ever red Rudbeckia from seed! These robust plants have outstanding garden performance, producing a mass of attractive, cherry-coloured blooms all summer long - triumphing over heat, drought and poor soils! Stunning when planted in drifts in borders or can be planted in large containers to create a feature plant on a patio or terrace.
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    • 1 packet (50 rudbeckia seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.99

Sunflower 'Russian Giant'

Helianthus annuus

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A giant among annuals. Give them plenty of room and you will be rewarded with plants up to 3m (10ft) tall with huge yellow flowers often 30cm(12in) in diameter. Useful to grow against an unsightly shed or fence. Birds love the seeds so grow a few plants close to the house and watch them feed in the autumn. Flowers summer. Height 8-10ft.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.


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


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    • 1 packet (60 sunflower seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £1.99

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 end of May 2016
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    • £0.99

Sunflower 'Mongolian Giant'

Helianthus annuus

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Fun to grow, producing flower heads up to 45cm (18in) across with individual seeds up to 3½cm (1½in) long. As well as producing large yellow flower heads, Sunflower Mongolian Giant will be the envy of your neighbours as it grows up to 420cm (14ft) tall.


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 (10 sunflower seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.39

Sunflower 'Dwarf Yellow Spray'

Helianthus annuus

Now there's something new! A completely original and amazing effect can be achieved with Dwarf Yellow Spray, this exciting new Sunflower. The neat, dwarf habit can be used to create an unusual hedge to enclose your beds and borders. Height: 45-60cm (18-24in). The green buds before the flower opens are delicious cooked in butter sauce and the seeds make a tasty snack. Click here for more information on cooking and decorating food with flowers.

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.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (40 sunflower seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.99

Sunflower 'Helios Flame' F1 Hybrid

Helianthus annuus

A lovely tall stemmed, bicolour sunflower! Each large golden bloom of Sunflower 'Helios Flame' is embellished by a dark mahogany ring at its centre that makes this a particularly eye catching variety. The tall, sturdy stems each support a single bloom - perfect for bringing height to the back of sheltered borders and wildlife gardens. Like all sunflowers, this superb variety makes an excellent cut flower with a good vase life. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 50cm (20").

"I love trying out as many of our new seed varieties as possible. When we launched Sunflower Helios Flame, I was eager to give it a go. Every plant I grew put on a brilliant show of flowers. At the end of the 2015 season, one of my plants had an amazing 23 seed heads. What a result from one easy to sow sunflower seed - a long season of colour for me and a tasty autumn treat for the birds that visit my garden".- Kris Collins, T&M Gardening Expert

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.

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    • 1 packet (20 sunflower seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.99

Sunflower 'Velvet Queen'

Helianthus annuus

Unique colour, deep velvet red to copper, medium sized flowers.

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: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.99

Calendula officinalis nana 'Fruit Twist'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

  • Easy to grow delightful dwarf mix
A delightful dwarf calendula in a zesty mix of citrus colours. Calendula 'Fruit Twist' is early flowering, with the edible, daisy-like blooms adding bright drifts of colour to a sunny border. A quick and easy to grow annual for almost any garden situation, and even grows well in coastal areas. Sow in September for an eye-catching late spring display, or sow in spring for summer flowering. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 20cm (8").

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. 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 (80 calendula seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.99

Sunflower 'The Bees Knees' (Mixed) F1 Hybrid

Helianthus annuus

An exclusive mix of Sunflowers for the future! A breeding breakthrough, vigorous F1 Hybrids producing good plants with many high quality, unique, pollen-free blooms, making perfect cut flowers suitable for everyone. Ideal for children. Height: 120-150cm (4-5ft).

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: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.29 £0.99

Sunflower 'Pastiche'

Helianthus annuus

A comprehensive mixture of sunflower colours in a host of evening sun shades - yellows, reds and buff, some with a bright yellow or a deep red disc. These medium sized flower heads (approx. 10-13cm (4-5in) in diameter), make fantastic cut flowers, lasting for a long time in water and help to give height and stature in the border. Flowers summer. Height 122-150cm (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 (40 sunflower seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £0.99

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.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (20 sunflower seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.89 £0.99

Nigella papillosa 'Delft Blue'

Love-In-A-Mist

Delicate blue and white blooms are produced freely above a haze of airy, finely cut foliage. Flowering in colours reminiscent of the well known pottery, Nigella papillosa 'Delft Blue' makes a useful filler for gaps in summer borders. Commonly known as Love-In-A-Mist, this easy to grow hardy annual is a well loved cottage garden plant. Try direct sowing in bold drifts to soften border edges. Faded Nigella flowers can be left in place toward the end of the season for their decorative seed pods which make useful material for cut flower arrangements, either fresh or dried. Height: 55cm (22"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 1 packet (600 nigella seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £1.99