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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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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 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.99

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. 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 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.19

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. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (80 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.49

Annual Early Flowering Mixed

  • New in 2014
  • Flowers in just 40 days!
This delightful mixture of annual plants is quick to flower and includes varieties which bloom at different times for an ever-changing display. Easy to grow, the airy and colourful blooms are attractive to bees and butterflies, and will appear from early summer right through until September. Grow this annual early flowering mixture in beds, borders and wildlife gardens for a pretty and informal summer display. Mixture includes Cosmos, Calendula, Coreopsis, cornflowers, and Gypsophila among others. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 1 gram

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £0.99

Sunflower 'Shock-o-Lat' F1 Hybrid

Helianthus annuus

  • New in 2014
This striking sunflower produces rich chocolate coloured blooms with gold-rimmed edges over a long period in summer. Multi-headed and boasting large pollen-free flowers up to 15cm (6") in diameter, Sunflower 'Shock-o-Lat' is ideal planted en masse at the back of a border. The tall, sturdy stems make fabulous cut flowers for a vase indoors too. Height: 1.8m (6'). Spread: 50cm (20").

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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Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (20 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £0.99

Californian Poppy 'Red Chief'

Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy

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  • New in 2014
The best red we've seen in a Californian Poppy! We trialled Californian Poppy 'Red Chief' over several years to make sure the flowers maintained their vibrant and rich red colour. Outstanding in our trials, the intensely coloured blooms are produced all summer long above low-growing mounds of feathery blue-green foliage, and are attractive to bees and hoverflies. Performing well in all weathers, this Eschscholzia variety is easy to grow in beds, borders and containers, or let it self-seed throughout gravel gardens to form natural drifts. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 25cm (10").
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    • 1 packet (400 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £0.99

Calendula officinalis 'Sherbet Fizz'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

Specially selected for its striking colour combination, Calendula 'Sherbet Fizz' has unusual buff-coloured petals with alluring darker red undersides. Sow pot marigolds in drifts for a spectacular display in beds and borders. The daisy-like flowers are excellent for cutting and can also be added to salads as an edible flower. Quick and easy to grow, Calendula copes in almost any garden situation, and even grows well in coastal areas. Height: 45cm (18”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

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

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    • 1 packet (80 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.49

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.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (60 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.99

Chrysanthemum carinatum 'Polar Star'

Ismelia carinata, Painted Daisy

Chrysanthemum carinatum 'Polar Star' is an easy to grow showy annual with unusual tricolour daisy flowers. Each white bloom has an intriguing inner yellow halo surrounding a central darker cushion. Perfect for adding height and interest to borders, as well as making a long lasting cut flower. Height: 75cm (30”). Spread: 40cm (16”).

Companion planting: Try growing Chrysanthemums with chives, whose aromatic leaves will deter aphids.


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Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (200 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.49

Orlaya grandiflora

White Lace Flower

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An attractive addition to bouquets. Orlaya makes an easy to grow, quick border filler with decorative snow-white lacy blooms produced all summer long. Perfect for cutting.
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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.49

Sweet Pea 'Prima Ballerina'

Lathyrus odoratus

Gorgeous, lightly scented blooms ideal for cutting; bred by one of the world's leading Sweet Pea breeders. Each stem averages four blooms in a unique tricolour of lilac, purple and cream enhanced by intricate veining on each flower. Simply stunning!

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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.69

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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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.39