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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.



We have found 20 products.
 

Sweet Pea 'Scent Infusion' - Part of the Alan Titchmarsh Collection

Lathyrus odoratus

 
    Sweet Peas have got to be my favourites. Just one sniff of their heady fragrance and my head is full of memories. This super, hand-made blend - Sweet Pea 'Scent Infusion', features only the best fragrant varieties. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").


    Useful links:

    How to grow sweet peas

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      • 1 packet (25 seeds)

      • Despatch: By end of June 2014
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      • £1.99

    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 seeds)

      • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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      • £2.69

    Sweet Pea 'Blue Shift'

    Lathyrus odoratus

    The astonishing colour-changing blooms of Sweet Pea 'Blue Shift' transform from light mauve to true blue as they mature. These extraordinary annuals make a spectacular display bearing different coloured blooms at the same time - flowers even change colour in the vase after cutting! Bred by renowned New Zealand Lathyrus breeder, Dr. Keith Hammett, this is a 'must have' for the sweet pea enthusiast. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").

    Useful links:

    How to grow sweet peas

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      • 1 packet (25 seeds)

      • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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      • £2.69

    Sweet Pea 'Erewhon'

    Lathyrus odoratus

    • Breeding breakthrough - a reverse bicolour sweet pea
    Take a look at revolutionary Sweet Pea 'Erewhon'! Unlike other varieties this exciting Lathyrus has darker lower petals than its upper pale pink standards - making it a true reverse bicolour. Bred in New Zealand, this striking sweet pea is a cross between L. odoratus and L. belinensis. This superb variety is highly fragrant and makes an eyecatching addition to early summer bouquets. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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    Press release: Sweet pea tops the Best Seller list

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      • 1 packet (25 seeds)

      • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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      • £2.49

    Sweet Pea 'Purple Pimpernel'

    Lathyrus odoratus

    • New in 2014
    • Perfect purple shades
    A stunning new colour combination in sweet peas! Sweet Pea 'Purple Pimpernel' bears large, fragrant blooms in two shades of purple, atop long strong stems. Ideal as a cut flower for a vase indoors, this variety is also superb for exhibition. The original seed was sent to T&M by an amateur breeder and we liked it so much, we've produced a seed crop to offer to our customers. We hope you like it! Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").

    Useful links:

    How to grow sweet peas

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      • 1 packet (20 seeds)

      • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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      • £0.99

    Larkspur 'Kingsize Scarlet'

    Consolida ajacis, Annual Delphinium, Consolida ambigua

    The best red Larkspur has arrived, not only that but it is kingsize too! Giant spikes of vivid scarlet blooms make a brilliant cut flower and are imposing for bedding or back of the border. Kingsize Scarlet will surely create a talking point.

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      • 1 packet (100 seeds)

      • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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      • £0.99

    Sweet Pea 'Sugar n Spice'™

    Lathyrus odoratus

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    This specially bred dwarf sweet pea is guaranteed to spice up your containers and baskets with its unmissable fragrance. Sweet Pea 'Sugar n Spice' comes in a spectacular colour range, including bicolours. The blooms are produced all along the short stems and from each leaf node, forming a ball of rich colour when planted in hanging baskets. The plants are naturally neat and compact so there is no need for pinching. Allow 15 plants per 35cm (14”) basket. Height and spread: 18cm (7”). .

    Useful links:

    How to grow sweet peas

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      • 1 packet (25 seeds)

      • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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      • £2.99

    Sweet Pea 'Prima Ballerina'

    Lathyrus odoratus

    Gorgeous, lightly scented blooms ideal for cutting; bred by one of the world's leading Sweet Pea breeders. Each stem averages four blooms in a unique tricolour of lilac, purple and cream enhanced by intricate veining on each flower. Simply stunning!

    Useful links:

    How to grow sweet peas

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      • 1 packet (25 seeds)

      • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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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 seeds)

      • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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      • £0.69

    Sweet Pea 'Snoopea'

    Lathyrus odoratus

    A superb dwarf sweet pea that carpets the ground with a kaleidoscope of colour and fragrance! These bushy plants make superb groundcover and unlike other non-climbing varieties, the plants of Sweet Pea 'Snoopea' have reduced tendrils so the plant remains neat and compact. This versatile variety is equally useful for basket, containers and window boxes. Height and spread: 30cm (12”).

    Useful links:

    How to grow sweet peas

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      • 1 packet (35 seeds)

      • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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      • £2.69

    Sweet Pea 'Promise'

    Lathyrus odoratus

    Sweet Pea 'Promise' is a particularly fragrant variety, boasting up to 4 large, frilly blooms on each long stem. Bred by Roger Parsons, custodian of a National Collection® of Lathyrus species, this pretty variety is certain to become a show bench favourite. Spectacular in the garden and a lovely cut flower too. Height: 180cm (71”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

    Useful links:

    How to grow sweet peas

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      • 1 packet (25 seeds)

      • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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      • £1.99

    Poppy 'Flemish Antique'

    Papaver paeoniflorum, Opium Poppy, Papaver somniferum (Paeoniiflorum group)

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    The marvellous, creamy coloured double heads splashed with orange-red give a truly gorgeous and elegant, antique appearance to this masterpiece of a Poppy. Simply a must-have plant, with elegance and style, excellent for borders.


    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.

    More info
      • 1 packet (500 seeds)

      • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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      • £0.69