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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)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.99

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 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.59

Ammi visnaga

Toothpick Plant, Khella, Bishop's Weed

Densely packed umbels of lacy white flowers create a soft, architectural impact in herbaceous borders. The statuesque blooms associate well with shrubs or perennials and make an excellent addition to wildlife gardens, luring bees and butterflies to their nectar rich flowers. Ammi flowers are also excellent for cutting, with a good vase life. Height: 120cm (48”). Spread: 50cm (20”).
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    • 1 packet (500 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.59

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 (150 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.69

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. 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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Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (30 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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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 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.99

Limnanthes douglasii - RHS Garden Explorers Children's Seeds

Poached Egg Plant

I am a bright little plant that looks just like fried egg. I am easy to grow and will produce hundreds of flowers all through the summer. Height: 15cm.Why Not ... draw this pretty flower and see if you can name the different parts? Petal, Sepal, Anther and Stigma. The Garden Explorers website will help you.
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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £1.49

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 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.99

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 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £0.99

Diascia Collection

Twinspur

One packet each of:
Rose Queen
Apricot Queen
Rose Queen: 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). Apricot Queen: 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.
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    • 2 packets - 1 of each variety (180 seeds in total)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £4.49

Diascia barberae 'Rose Queen' - Kew Collection Seeds

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 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £2.09

Wildflower Collection

A unique collection to help you create for yourself the natural beauty of the countryside with your own wildflower garden. Not so long ago wild flowers were one of the most beautiful features of the countryside. Now they are fast becoming scarce and some are very rare indeed. Why not raise your own from seed, and enjoy their grace and charm in your own garden? Flowers summer. Height 15-77cm (6-30in). PACKET CONTENTS: (Subject to harvest) one foil each of: Agrostemma milas (Corncockle), Chrysanthemum leucanthemum (Ox-EyeDaisy), Chrysanthemum segatum (Corn Marigold), Primula veris (Cowslip), Hyacinthoides non scripta (Bluebell) and Papaver rhoeas (Wild Poppy). Poppy: All Parts Are Poisonous

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    • 1 packet (6 foils)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £4.99