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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.
Poppy 'Blackcurrant Fizz'
Papaver somniferum, Opium PoppyAnother 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.More info
Pisum sativumThe most exciting development in shelling peas since the launch of current best seller Hurst Green Shaft. We've been truly amazed at the outstanding performance of this powerhouse pea. Yield, pod quality and taste - Pea Terrain couldn't be beaten in our 2015 trials, but most impressive was the resistance to both downy and powdery mildew. In a field surrounded by a dozen infected varieties, only Terrain stood clean and green, making it the best pea for late harvesting.
Our final sowing on 31 July lead to a harvest starting 21 October through to the first heavy frosts in late November. Sow from March to August for a regular supply of slightly curved, pointed pods, each holding 7-8 peas. What's more, Pea Terrain produces two pods per node, bring double the harvest compared with older varieties. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread 30cm (12"). More info
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