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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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Poppy (Wild)

Papaver rhoeas, Corn Poppy, Field Poppy, Flanders Poppy

Often seen sprinkling cornfields with its bright scarlet flowers. Ideal for creating a bright splash of colour in a sunny corner where little else will grow, or in the wild garden where it self seeds with ease. Flowers early summer. Height: 18-24 inches. Thompson & Morgan will donate 10p to Royal British Legion Industries (Registered charity no. 210063), for each packet of Poppy Flanders seeds sold, to provide work and support for disabled ex-Servicemen and women and their families.
Culinary note: Only the seeds of Papaver rhoeas are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.
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    • 1 packet (2000 poppy seeds)

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    • £2.69

Poppy 'Seriously Scarlet'

Papaver somniferum, Opium Poppy

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A dramatic new Poppy with striking scarlet flowers which have a dark purple-blue centre. opening to form an Elizabethan style ruff. The strong, tall stems boast large, highly ornamental, silver-green orientale foliage. Variable seed was sent by a customer to T&M, and breeders have selected for uniformity and trueness to type, resulting in this bright border and cottage garden annual.


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 (100 poppy seeds)

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    • £0.99

Sunflower 'Prado Yellow'

Helianthus annuus

Producing superior cut flowers, this variety is naturally multi-stemmed with lots of quality flowers on short stems and if the first bud is pinched out there will be even more! Excellent for the back of the border, easy to grow and quick to bloom. Flowers summer. Height 1.2-1.5m (48-60in).

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Try toasting the seed kernels for a healthy snack. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Companion planting: Try growing sunflowers with chives to deter aphids.


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    • 1 packet (20 sunflower seeds)

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    • £2.89 £0.99

Poppy 'Violetta Blush'

Papaver somniferum, Opium Poppy

A stunning discovery in a T&M customer's garden brings us this spectacular annual poppy. Fully double blooms in a fashionable blushed-lilac shade stand above strong stems of silver-green foliage. Easy to grow, ideal for sowing in small drifts to add a touch of class to your borders. Named after the customer's aunt who was known as Violetta by her grandchildren. Height: 60-90cm (24-36 inches).

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 (100 poppy seeds)

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    • £0.99

Californian Poppy 'Summer Sorbet'

Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy

One of the best new colours to be introduced in recent years, with its mouth-watering combination of rose-pink outer petals, and a delicious creamy white centre. These dainty hardy annuals are tougher than they appear and positively thrive on poor, dry soils. The papery flowers attract bees and hoverflies, and make excellent, if short-lived, cut flowers. California poppies are easy to grow in beds and borders, or let them self seed throughout gravel gardens to form natural drifts. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 25cm (10
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    • 1 packet (125 californian poppy seeds)

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Poppy 'Peony Flowered Mixed' (Paeoniiflorum group)

Papaver somniferum, Opium Poppy

Up to 4in double blooms, grey-green leaves and large seed pods for winter decoration.


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 (1500 poppy seeds)

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    • £0.99

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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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 sweet pea seeds)

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    • £0.99

Gypsophila elegans 'Covent Garden'

Annual Baby's Breath

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Graceful annual for the border, producing delicate flowers and foliage, splendid for cut flowers. Can also be grown as flowering pot plants, grown in drifts or planted so as to cascade down steep banks or dry walls. Flowers early summer. Height 18in.
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Sunflower 'Russian Giant'

Helianthus annuus

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A giant among annuals. Give them plenty of room and you will be rewarded with plants up to 3m (10ft) tall with huge yellow flowers often 30cm(12in) in diameter. Useful to grow against an unsightly shed or fence. Birds love the seeds so grow a few plants close to the house and watch them feed in the autumn. Flowers summer. Height 8-10ft.

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


Companion planting: Try growing sunflowers with chives to deter aphids.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (60 sunflower seeds)

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    • £1.99

Poppy 'Bridal White'

Papaver rhoeas, Corn Poppy, Field Poppy, Flanders Poppy

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Rarely-seen, pure white field poppies. The simple purity of this single colour, Poppy Bridal White makes a dramatic display when sown in drifts in borders in the autumn or spring.


Culinary note: Only the seeds of Papaver rhoeas are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.
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    • 1 packet (500 poppy seeds)

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    • £2.29