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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.You may also like to view our range of half-hardy annual seeds which can be sown in early spring.



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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 ½in 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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    • 1 packet (80 silene seeds)

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    • £0.99

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 (50 campanula seeds)

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    • £2.89 £0.99

Lupin 'Avalune Lilac'

Lupinus hartwegii

Quite unlike perennial varieties, this dwarf, hardy annual Lupin has a more relaxed shape that is perfectly suited to growing at the front of borders. Lupin 'Avalune Lilac' forms a low bushy plant with masses of short bicolour flower spikes throughout summer. The contrasting purple and white blooms have a lovely sweet fragrance similar to sweet peas. This quick growing annual flowers in just 12 weeks from sowing making it perfect for bedding displays and filling gaps at the front of borders. Grow it in large drifts for maximum impact. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 35cm (14"). More info
    • 1 packet (50 lupin seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £3.29

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 godetia seeds)

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    • £0.99

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. The crystallised petals are great decorations for cakes and cookies, or they can be added straight to green salads for an injection of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (200 Viola seeds)

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    • £2.99

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 rudbeckia seeds)

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    • £2.99

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 viscaria seeds)

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    • £1.49 £0.99

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 lupin seeds)

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    • £2.69

Lupin hartwegii 'Avalune Red-white'

Lupinus hartwegii

Unlike larger perennial varieties this dwarf, hardy annual lupin has a more relaxed habit that is perfectly suited to growing at the front of borders and in large patio containers. This east grow lupin forms a low bushy plant with masses of short bi-colour flower spikes, right through summer. Contrasting red and white blooms have a subtle evening fragrance similar to that of sweet peas - plant close to seating areas for maximum enjoyment. This quick growing annual flowers in just 12 weeks from sowing making it a quick border filler perfect home grown bedding plant. Grow in large drifts for maximum impact. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 35cm (14"). More info
    • 1 packet (50 lupin seeds)

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    • £3.29

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 sweet pea seeds)

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    • £2.99

Nemophila menziesii 'Pennie Black'

Baby Blue-Eyes, Nemophila menziesii 'Penny Black'

Here is an annual that's "as pretty as a picture". There is an incessant parade of sumptuous 2cm, rich deep purple to black flowers with - the master touch - a scalloped silvery-white edge. It has truly ground hugging habit (not unlike annual alyssum) that will provide ground cover and contrast for all containers, hanging baskets, and it makes a tidy edging plant. Trailing 5-10cm (2-4in). Height: 30-38cm (12-15in).

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    • 1 packet (280 seeds)

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    • £2.99