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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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Ammi majus 'Graceland'

Bishop's Weed, Bullwort

An elegant border filler with beautiful, lacy white flower heads that float above ferny foliage. This graceful annual creates a soft froth of blooms that associate beautifully among herbaceous perennials. The airy blooms on slender stems are excellent for cutting, with a good vase life. Ammi flowers are also attractive to wildlife, luring bees and butterflies to their delicate blooms. Height: 140cm (55"). Spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 1 packet (100 ammi seeds)

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    • £2.99

Sweet Pea 'Route 66'

Lathyrus odoratus

Get your kicks with 'Route 66'! This stunning sweet pea has all you'd expect from the nation's favourite annual climbing plant - perfect perfume and masses of flowers. Keep cutting the blooms for fresh vase displays and more just keep on coming. This vigorous sweet pea offers larger bicolour blooms to rival those of 'Red Riding Hood', another popular red and white variety with Thompson & Morgan customers. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 1 packet (25 sweet pea seeds)

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    • £2.49

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

Daucus carota 'Dara'

Wild Carrot, Ornamental Carrot

Discovered by chance at our trial grounds, this ornamental wild carrot is something really different for your borders. The airy blooms appear in lovely shades of pink and burgundy, with the occasional white flower found on traditional carrots. Daucus carota 'Dara' adds height and a soft, hazy feel to cottage garden borders and wildlife gardens. Try planting this hardy annual with tall ageratums or wildflowers for a timeless, easy to grow summer display. Height: 80cm (31"). Spread: 40cm (16"). More info
    • 1 packet (75 daucus seeds)

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    • £2.49

Cabbage 'Northern Lights Mixed' F1 Hybrid (Flowering)

Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group), Ornamental Cabbage, Ornamental Kale

Large ornamental plants with frilled edges and heart lifting colours for months. Cabbage Flowering Northern Lights Mixed is superb in containers. Recommended for charm and impact. Leaves colour when night temperatures fall to 50F/10C.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Use the young leaves as a tasty addition to salads. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Companion planting: Try growing ornamental cabbages with Nasturtiums to draw cabbage white butterflies away from the leaves, and mint to help deter flea beetles.


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    • 1 packet (30 cabbage seeds)

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    • £2.99

Diascia barberae 'Rose Queen'

Twinspur

Undoubtedly one of the world's loveliest annuals. Slender spikes of shell like, rose pink flowers spring From a mound of small, glossy, dark green leaves. At the back of the flower are two short spurs and the throat is tinged with purple and marked with a yellow spot. Easy to raise it thrives in ordinary garden soil and Flowers and flowers! Superb for sunny borders and excellent in containers. Flowers early summer to first frosts. Height 30cm (12in). More info
    • 1 packet (100 diascia seeds)

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    • £2.69

Diascia barberae 'Apricot Queen'

Twinspur

The first apricot flowered Diascia from seed! Slender spikes of exquisite flowers spring from a mound of small, glossy, dark-green leaves. Superb for rockeries, borders and containers where it will repeat flowering to early autumn. More info
    • 1 packet (80 diascia seeds)

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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
    • 1 packet (50 asarina seeds)

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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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Limnanthes douglasii

Poached Egg Plant

The Fried Egg or Poached Egg plant will attract hoverflies to your garden to beat the aphids. Bees also love this low, spreading carpet of fragrant golden and white blooms that will grace the front of the border, rockery or path edging.
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    • 1 packet (100 Limnanthes douglasiiseeds)

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    • £2.69

Sweet Pea 'Duvet Mix'

Lathyrus odoratus

A Sweet Pea for bedding, bordersand baskets. If you thought Sweet Peas were only for climbing, then think again! As its name suggests, Sweet Pea 'Duvet' will blanket the ground with fragrant colour. A very different type of sweet pea, easy to grow and longer flowering than most sweet peas! Be the first to grow this new development from a time-honoured garden favourite. If you are short on space, grow in baskets for a really different summer container display. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 38cm (15"). More info
    • 1 packet (40 sweet pea seeds)

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    • £2.49

Sweet Pea odoratus 'Nimbus'

Lathyrus odoratus

Indulge your senses with this unique sweet pea; just as handsome in looks as fragrance! The marbled flowers of Sweet Pea 'Nimbus' are of exhibition quality, and emit a divine scent, like any good sweet pea! Perfect for cutting to enjoy in the home. Train this easy grow sweet pea up trellis or set in our Tower Pot to bring the colour and fragrance to the patio. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread 30com (12"). More info
    • 1 packet (25 sweet pea seeds)

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    • £2.49