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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)

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    • £2.99

Sweet Pea 'Orange Dragon'

Lathyrus odoratus

One of the few orange varieties with superb quality blooms of the brightest orange-red. With its startling colour and soft, alluring fragrance, Sweet Pea 'Orange Dragon' makes an eye catching variety for the show bench. The long, straight flower stems are ideal for using in cut flower arrangements too. This unusual coloured sweet pea prefers a slightly shadier position to prevent the flowers from fading in the sun. Height: 180cm (71”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (20 seeds)

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    • £2.99

Fragrant Mixture

A new and exciting blend of some of the most 'scentsational' annuals for your garden. With vibrant colour and creating wafts of rich perfume, the Fragrant Mix will be a vital addition to cottage gardens everywhere.


1 gram of seed sows an area of approximately 1 square metre.

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    • 1 packet (1 gram)

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    • 5 packets (5 grams)

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    • £9.99

Sanvitalia procumbens 'Orange Sprite'

Creeping Zinnia

Despite this genus dating back to the 18th Century, named after Professor Federica Sanvitali, it is seldom seen in summer gardens. Blooming over a long period, it is perfect for containers, baskets and the Flower PouchT. Its trailing habit offers a profusion of semi-double orange flowers with dark centres. Height: 10cm (4in).
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    • 1 packet (30 seeds)

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    • £1.99

Lupin 'Sunrise'

Lupinus, Lupinus mutabilis, Lupinus cruickshankii

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As desirable and as lovely as any lupin could be. A tall, branching plant with white, gold, bronze and azure blue flowers rising in ascending tiers above blue-green foliage. It is excellent for cutting, fragrant and spectacular when grown in groups of five or more plants. It MUST be direct sown where it is to flower and germinates freely. Height 90-105cm (3-3?ft).
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    • 1 packet (30 seeds)

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Viola tricolor

Heartsease, Wild Pansy

A charming and prolific baby pansy with an unbeatable combination of 3-4 colours in each FLOWER! It will flower continuously from summer to winter, is compact enough for rockeries, walls or edging and will self sow seedlings. Flowers summer to winter. Height: 15-23cm (6-9in). The petals make a colourful addition to green salads, can be candied to top desserts etc. or used to make violet soup. Write to us for a free leaflet with recipes for a wide range of edible flowers.

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

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    • 1 packet (200 seeds)

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Campanula ramosissima 'Meteora'

Bellflower

A quick and easy-to-grow annual bellflower. The bushy, dwarf plants become covered with distinctly veined, star-shaped, blue flowers, 3-4cm (1¼-1½in) across with pretty white centres. Meteora flowers over a long period and makes a truly stunning addition to a sunny border or container. Can also be planted in small pots, making a lovely gift idea.
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    • 1 packet (70 seeds)

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    • £2.89

Asarina antirrhiniflora (Mixed)

Maurandella antirrhiniflora, Violet Twining Snapdragon

The very pretty 2.5cm (1in) long snapdragons that will thrive in sun or shade. The "Climbing Snapdragon" comes in shades of red, pink, violet and blue, with speckled creamy lips. This attractive quick-growing half-hardy annual will twine itself around trellises, or creep down from pots. The pale green foliage gives a soft foil for the dainty flowers. Also useful for pots or hanging baskets, flowering from early summer to late winter if protected from frost. Grows to 120-180cm (4-6ft). More info
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Godetia 'Thoroughly Modern Millie'

Clarkia amoena, Satin Flower, Godetia amoena, Godetia grandiflora, Eucharidium

A special combination of soft and rich pinks, reds and salmon. The exquisitely formed azalea-like blooms add grace and colour to the garden. Great value for money! Height: 30-38cm (12-15in).
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    • 1 packet (400 seeds)

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Silene pendula 'Peach Blossom'

Campion, Nodding Catchfly

A charming, but exquisite stunner for the spring or summer garden. Its habit is branching so it reaches only 4-6in in height yet cascades or spreads for 12in Descriptively it's one mass of ?in double blooms, Uniquely the blooms have no consistent colour. The buds are deep pink opening to salmon and maturing to white, conveying this majestic blossom effect. Ideal for hanging baskets, containers and direct sown, or planted out, is a striking carpeting plant of better character and form than alyssum. Occasionally singles will appear in the double forms and should be removed.

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Viscaria occulata 'Patio Mixed'

An easy to grow container or border filler, with attractive, dainty, single, pink, red, blue and white flowers. Looks spectacular planted in large drifts, where the slender dwarf stems of flowers, glisten in the summer sunshine. Height 25-30cm (10-12 inches). More info
    • 1 packet (500 seeds)

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Lupin 'Dwarf Fairy Pink'

Lupinus elegans

A unique, fragrant, dwarf annual Lupin in beautiful shades of soft pink. Free flowering, bushy plants, with a delightful sweet pea fragrance in the evenings. Can be enjoyed in a sunny border or large container on the patio.Height: 60-75cm (24-30in). More info
    • 1 packet (40 seeds)

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    • £2.09