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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 'Hi-Scent'

Lathyrus odoratus, Sweet Pea 'High Scent'

Widely regarded as one of the most fragrant sweet peas available! This beautifully delicate variety bears creamy-coloured petals with subtle violet-blue picotee edges and a heavenly perfume. The heavily scented flowers smother Sweet Pea 'Hi-Scent' as it clambers over trellis, obelisks, fences or cane wigwams. Height: 180cm (71”). Spread: 30cm (12”).


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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

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    • £2.79

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)

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    • £2.19

Sweet Pea 'Ballerina Blue'

Lathyrus odoratus

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A superb variety for exhibition producing large, highly-scented flowers, with up to four blooms per 30cm (12”) long stem. This variety was bred by a T&M customer and holds a coveted RHS AGM. Sweet Pea 'Ballerina Blue' is a vigorous variety that will quickly cover trellis and obelisks, adding colour and a powerful fragrance to summer flower borders. Height: 180cm (71”) Spread: 30cm (12”).

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    • £2.69

Sweet Pea 'Annual Species Mixed'

Lathyrus

Cover obelisks, walls and fences with a kaleidoscope of colour! Shades of yellow, lilac, blue, orange and white mingle together to create an unbelievable combination of colours. The flowers of this vibrant selection of annual sweet pea species have a refreshing simplicity, being smaller and less frilly than many modern cultivars. Height: 180cm (71") Spread: 30cm (12").

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    • 1 packet (10 seeds)

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    • £3.99

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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    • £1.99

Poppy 'Candy Floss' (Paeoniiflorum group)

Papaver somniferum, Opium Poppy

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A truly fabulous New & Exclusive introduction from Thompson & Morgan. Huge 7-10cm (3-4in) diameter, fully-double pom-pom flower heads stand tall and proud above glaucous foliage. The stunning flowers are followed by large, attractive seed heads which look wonderful in dried flower arrangements.

Sow in large drifts in borders as an easy-to-grow annual which will attract admiration from passers-by and neighbours!


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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    • 1 packet (300 seeds)

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    • £1.99

Nigella bucharica 'Blue Stars'

Asian Love-In-A-Mist

Small and pretty, rather flat lavender blue flowers grow on dwarf, loose-branching, open and feathery plants. Free-flowering and easy-to-grow hardy annual. Also known as the Emir of Buchara or Asian Love-in-a-Mist. Just throw to sow and grow. Summer flowering is followed by attractive seed pods.

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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

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    • £2.19

Sweet Pea 'Statesman Mixed'

Lathyrus odoratus, Grandiflora Sweet Pea

An exclusive blend of two very distinguished, small-flowered heirloom (Grandiflora) varieties. Sweet Pea 'America' and Sweet Pea 'Senator' complement each other beautifully with their deeply scented flowers, each individually striped and marbled in shades of pink and lilac. Sweet Pea 'Statesman Mixed' is perfect for cut flower arrangements and adds a bright splash of colour to summer borders, trained over obelisks or up trellis. Height: 180cm (71”). Spread: 30cm (12”).


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Coreopsis tinctoria 'Roulette'

Tickseed, Calliopsis tinctoria

Stunning mahogany-red blooms, each with a second row of eye-catching golden petals, create a very special effect. Fabulous planted in drifts, mingled with other plants and flowers, giving height to annual borders, 'Coreopsis Roulette will flower all summer until first frosts. Excellent cut flower.

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Salvia viridis 'Marble Arch Mixed'

Salvia horminum, Annual Clary, Painted Sage

Producing a robust floral display of rose-pink, deep blue and white, this easy-to grow salvia mix is a colourful annual border plant which is ideal for direct sowing into beds. The uniform height, weather tolerance and brilliant colours (all flowering simultaneously) of Salvia Marble Arch Mixed make it a 'must' for any garden.

Although classified as an annual, the plants will go to seed if left and will flower the following year.

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    • 1 packet (80 seeds)

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Californian Poppy 'Rosebud Orange'

Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy

Dazzling orange, extra large, double and semi-double, rose-bud like blooms smother bushy, compact plants with silvery-green, feathery foliage. Creates an eye-catching display, when sown as drifts in borders in any garden soil, or in large containers on a sunny patio.

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    • 1 packet (150 seeds)

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    • £2.49

Legousia pentagonia 'Looking Glass'

Venus's Looking Glass

Attractive Mediterranean annual with the common name of Venus Looking Glass. Plants are covered with pretty purple and lilac blue flowers with a startling white centre which open in sunshine and close up when the weather is dull or wet.

Easy to grow and gives excellent ground cover.

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    • 1 packet (400 seeds)

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    • £0.99