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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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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.
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    • 1 packet (2000 poppy seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £2.69

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.


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Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (60 sunflower seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £1.99

Sunflower 'Mongolian Giant'

Helianthus annuus

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Fun to grow, producing flower heads up to 45cm (18in) across with individual seeds up to 3½cm (1½in) long. As well as producing large yellow flower heads, Sunflower Mongolian Giant will be the envy of your neighbours as it grows up to 420cm (14ft) tall.


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 (10 sunflower seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £2.39

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)

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £0.69

Sweet Pea 'Sweet Dreams'

Lathyrus odoratus

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A world exclusive collection of distinctly different sweet pea flowers - we believe 'Sweet Dreams' to be the best mixture ever! Each and every one, including many award winning varieties, has been selected for outstanding fragrance, exhibition standard blooms and superb growing performance. These cottage garden favourites are superb for cutting and the more blooms you cut, the more they will flower! Pop a few stems in a vase to fill a whole room with fragrance. Grow sweet peas against a sunny fence or trained on a free standing obelisk. For an informal display, let them scramble through mature shrubs. Height: 1.8m (6'). Spread: 30cm (12").

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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (60 sweet pea seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £2.99

Poppy 'Pink Fizz'

Papaver somniferum (Laciniatum Group), Opium Poppy

The elegant two-tone, pink bicolour blooms of Poppy 'Pink Fizz' sit atop tall stems of silver foliage that sway gently in the breeze. As summer progresses, the irregular and finely slashed 'lacinate' petals give way to green-blue seed pods that make a useful addition to dried flower arrangements. Direct sow this undemanding hardy annual to fill gaps in wildlife gardens and cottage garden planting schemes. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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 (500 poppy seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £1.99

Sweet Pea 'Midnight'

Lathyrus odoratus

Seldom available. Beautifully formed, large blooms of maroon-red, almost black. An amazing colour!

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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 sweet pea seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £0.99

Sunflower 'Earth Walker'

Helianthus annuus

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A diverse mixture of charming Sunflowers in a range of bronze and yellow, also including the exquisite deeper chocolate-brown shades. The good quality plants, producing many heads, are ideal for border displays. Easy to grow; ideal for children. Height: 180-270cm (6-9ft).

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 (30 sunflower seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £2.69

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)

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £0.69

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)

    • Despatch: By end of December 2015
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    • £0.99

Sunflower 'Italian White'

Helianthus annuus

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Boldly contrasting, big creamy white flowers with deep chocolate centres. Excellent for flower arranging and great at back of borders or against a tall wall where they provide atmosphere and contrast. Flowers summer. Height 4-5ft.

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 (40 sunflower seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £2.69

Sweet Pea 'King Size Navy Blue'

Lathyrus odoratus

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A choice variety for its extraordinarily dark navy-blue flowers and superb, intense fragrance. Sweet Pea ‘King Size Navy Blue’ bears up to 5 large, frilled blooms on each slender stem, making this an excellent cut flower for filling small vases with just a few stems. Let it intertwine with paler varieties for an unforgettable display in the garden. Height: 180cm (71”). Spread: 30cm (12”).


Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

A choice variety for its extraordinarily dark navy-blue sweet pea flowers and superb, intense fragrance. Sweet Pea 'King Size Navy Blue' bears up to 5 large, frilled blooms on each slender long stem, making this an excellent cut flower for filling a vase with just a few stems. Let it intertwine with paler varieties for an unforgettable contrasting display in the garden. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 1 packet (20 sweet pea seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £2.99