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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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Poppy 'Plum Pudding'

Papaver orientale, Oriental Poppy

  • New in 2014
  • Flower of the year 2014
From T&M's own breeding programme comes this superb Oriental poppy. Beautiful tissue-like blooms in a rich shade of plum-pink appear from June, and often give a second display later in the summer. Previously only available as cutting-raised plants, Poppy 'Plum Pudding' is an entirely new colour in seed-raised poppies! The strong stems and non-fading flowers are longer lasting than most varieties, making this a significant improvement on the popular variety 'Patty's Plum'. By late summer Poppy 'Plum Pudding' produces attractive seed heads that make an eye catching feature in wildlife or cottage garden borders. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 1 packet (40 seeds)

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    • £1.99
    • Out of stock

Calendula officinalis 'Neon'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

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One of the most eye-catching varieties in our flower trials, with glowing orange, double flowers edged in burgundy. The edible flowers of Calendula 'Neon' add height and interest to annual borders, and make a stunning cut flower. Quick and easy to grow in almost any garden situation, and even grows well in coastal areas. Height: 70cm (28"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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

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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2014
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    • £1.99

Calendula officinalis 'Chrysantha'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

During our travels to seed trial grounds around the world, we have rediscovered this heirloom variety, first offered by Thompson & Morgan in 1933. Calendula 'Chrysantha' was a real breeding breakthrough in its time. The bushy, free flowering plants produce masses of double citron-yellow flowers with long, drooping petals that resemble chrysanthemum blooms. Like other pot marigolds, it makes a delightful cut flower, and adds a ray of sunshine to beds, borders and containers. Height: 70cm (28”). Spread: 45cm (18”).

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

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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2014
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    • £2.19

Hollyhock 'Spring Celebrities Mixed' (Annual)

Alcea rosea annua, Althaea rosea

A completely new dimension in annual flowering Hollyhocks, these unique, bushy, dwarf plants produce stout stems which become clothed in beautiful, anemone-centred, frilly blooms, in a surprising array of colours. Ideal for planting in the middle of borders, or in large containers for an impressive patio feature.

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

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    • 1 packet (20 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2014
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    • £1.49