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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 'Plum Pudding'

Papaver orientale, Oriental Poppy

  • New in 2014
  • Flower of the year 2014
From T&M's own breeding programme comes this superb Oriental poppy. Beautiful tissue-like blooms in a rich shade of plum-pink appear from June, and often give a second display later in the summer. Previously only available as cutting-raised plants, Poppy 'Plum Pudding' is an entirely new colour in seed-raised poppies! The strong stems and non-fading flowers are longer lasting than most varieties, making this a significant improvement on the popular variety 'Patty's Plum'. By late summer Poppy 'Plum Pudding' produces attractive seed heads that make an eye catching feature in wildlife or cottage garden borders. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 1 packet (40 seeds)

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    • £1.99

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)

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    • £2.99

Dianthus barbatus 'Summer Sundae'

Sweet William

This exclusive blend has been specially selected to flower in the first year from seed, a completely new and exciting concept for Sweet Williams. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for cottage garden borders, beds and containers. Height: 45-60cm (18-24in).

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

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    • 1 packet (30 seeds)

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    • £2.99

Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

Honeywort

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The original species, native of S. Europe with sea green bracts often tinged in purple. The tubular flowers are a wonderful bicoloured contrast of yellow and maroon. May also be sown in situ.
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    • 1 packet (10 seeds)

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    • £3.69

Sweet Pea 'Hi-Scent'

Lathyrus odoratus, Sweet Pea 'High Scent'

Widely regarded as one of the most fragrant sweet peas available! This beautifully delicate variety bears creamy-coloured petals with subtle violet-blue picotee edges and a heavenly perfume. The heavily scented flowers smother Sweet Pea 'Hi-Scent' as it clambers over trellis, obelisks, fences or cane wigwams. Height: 180cm (71”). Spread: 30cm (12”).


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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

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Sweet Pea 'Heirloom Mixed'

Lathyrus odoratus, Grandiflora Sweet Pea

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A cheery mixture of smaller flowered heirloom (Grandiflora) types in a wide range of colours. Sweet Pea 'Heirloom Mixed' has a wonderful fragrance that is characteristic of these old fashioned varieties. Perfect for adding colour and fragrance to garden arches, trellises, obelisks. Height: 180cm (71”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

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How to grow sweet peas

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Sweet Pea 'Ballerina Blue'

Lathyrus odoratus

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A superb variety for exhibition producing large, highly-scented flowers, with up to four blooms per 30cm (12”) long stem. This variety was bred by a T&M customer and holds a coveted RHS AGM. Sweet Pea 'Ballerina Blue' is a vigorous variety that will quickly cover trellis and obelisks, adding colour and a powerful fragrance to summer flower borders. Height: 180cm (71”) Spread: 30cm (12”).

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How to grow sweet peas

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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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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (10 seeds)

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    • £3.99

Stock 'Appleblossom'

Matthiola incana, Gillyflower

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To one of the most beautiful annuals, T&M have added one of the loveliest of colour combinations and Mother Nature has supplied the fragrance. Perfume, beauty and elegance in pink and white all rolled into one. Invaluable summer bedding plants with dense showy spikes of sweet scented flowers. Justifiably popular for beds, borders, cut flowers and they also make magnificent plants for winter flowering in the cold greenhouse. Flowers early summer. Height: 30cm (12in).

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Machaeranthera tanacetifolia

Tansy-leaf Aster, Aster tanacetifolius, Tahoka Daisy, Prairie Aster

Looks like a perennial Michaelmas Daisy, but is an annual producing a mass of violet-blue single flowers during the summer. Also known as Prairie Aster it blooms over a long period adding late summer to early autumn colour to borders. Attractive addition to large containers on a sunny patio.

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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

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    • £1.99

Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherry Brandy'

Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan

 
  • The first red rudbeckia
  • Exceptional garden performance

A vibrant addition to any border, the rich cherry red blooms of Rudbeckia 'Cherry Brandy' are produced on bushy plants from late summer through to the autumn frosts whatever the weather. Exceptional garden performance, and an interesting feature plant for a large container on a sunny patio. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 40cm (16").

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Dianthus chinensis 'Edwardiana'

Chinese Pink, Indian Pink

A sumptuous blend of attractive antique shades of red, rose, pink, white and stunning bicoloured blooms. Bushy, free-flowering plants with outstanding garden performance are ideal for creating a long lasting, trouble free display in borders and containers.

Height: 40cm (16in).


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

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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

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    • £0.69