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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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Calendula officinalis 'Sherbet Fizz'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

Specially selected for its striking colour combination, Calendula 'Sherbet Fizz' has unusual buff-coloured petals with alluring darker red undersides. Sow pot marigolds in drifts for a spectacular display in beds and borders. The daisy-like flowers are excellent for cutting and can also be added to salads as an edible flower. Quick and easy to grow, Calendula copes in almost any garden situation, and even grows well in coastal areas. Height: 45cm (18”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

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

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    • 1 packet (80 seeds)

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    • £2.49

Poppy 'Ladybird'

Papaver commutatum, Caucasian Scarlet Poppy

Charming relative of the corn field poppy producing shining crimson single blooms with a black blotch. Easy and cheerful. Developed using a species introduced by our founder Wm. Thompson, from Russia in 1876.
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    • 1 packet (300 seeds)

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    • £2.69

Poppy 'Ladybird' - RHS Garden Explorers Children's Seeds

Papaver commutatum, Caucasian Scarlet Poppy

Lady Dotty is very proud of her bright red back and red spots. She will eat the naughty greenfly on other plants. Poppy Ladybird is very easy to grow and looks just like Lady Dotty. Height: 45cm.Did You Know? - There are 46 species of ladybird in the British Isles - big and small, yellow, red or black and with different numbers of spots. See how many kinds you can find and add up all the spots. Play the ladybird game at Nature Detectives.
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    • 1 packet (150 seeds)

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    • £1.49

Calendula officinalis

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

Single golden-orange blooms radiate their colour in beds and borders. These fast growing hardy annuals can be sown in drifts for a spectacular display. The daisy-like flowers are excellent for cutting and can also be added to salads as an edible flower. Quick and easy to grow, Calendula copes in almost any garden situation, and even grows well in coastal areas. Height: 45cm (18”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

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

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    • 1 packet (60 seeds)

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    • £2.29

Salvia horminum 'Claryssa Mixed'

Salvia viridis var. comata, Annual Clary

Dwarf, compact habit and broader, bright mixed colour blooms (bracts). Superb for cutting and dried as an everlasting flower. Easy to grow - direct sow into borders where they are to flower.
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    • 1 packet (150 seeds)

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    • £2.79

Easy Annuals 'Fairy Mixed'

A delightful mixture of dwarf annuals adding a touch of grace to borders. This wide range of varieties has been selected to flower gradually, giving your borders an ever-changing, magical appearance throughout the summer. Perfect border filler; sow seed in drifts. Height range 5-45cm (2-18in) Subject to availability, packet contains mix of the following: Agrostis nebulosa, Anagalis monellii ssp. linifolia Gentian Blue, Camissonia cheiranthifolia Silver and Gold, Clarkia concinna Pink Ribbons,Clarkia bottae Lilac Pixie, Cuphea miniata Firefly, Linanthus androsacus French Hybrids, Linaria aeruginea Grenada Sol, Linaria maroccana confetti Lobularia maritima Red, Ursinia anethoides, Viola x wiiliamsiana Little Rascals and Viola x williamsiana Black. More info
    • 1 packet (1000 seeds)

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    • £2.19

Sunflower 'Teddy Bear'

Helianthus annuus

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Big, double, fluffy teddy bear of a flower, producing very dwarf, 15cm (6in) ultra double golden-yellow blooms. A real eye-catcher in the border, looks good in containers and is a must for its long lasting, impressive appearance in a vase. Height 45cm (18in). Spread: 30cm (12").

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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    • 1 packet (40 seeds)

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    • £2.69

Calendula officinalis 'Porcupine'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

An exciting variety with vivid orange, pointed blooms and attractive quilled petals, giving the flowers a wild, spiky effect. The distinctive flowers make a stunning cut flower and can also be added to salads as an edible flower. Quick and easy to grow, Calendula 'Porcupine' copes in almost any garden situation, and even grows well in coastal areas. Height: 45cm (18Ó). Spread: 30cm (12Ó).

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

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    • 1 packet (200 seeds)

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    • £0.99

Calendula officinalis 'Touch of Red Mixed'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

Bronze and red tones edge the rosette petals of these pot marigolds to create an antiqued appearance. This outstanding variety produces uniform, edible blooms that make outstanding cut flowers. Quick and easy to grow, Calendula 'Touch of Red' makes a bright impact in beds, borders and containers, and even grows well in coastal areas. Height: 45cm (18Ó). Spread: 30cm (12Ó).

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

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    • 1 packet (150 seeds)

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    • £0.99

Cornflower Collection

Centaurea cyanus, Blue-Bottle, Bachelor's Buttons

A modern yet classic look for your borders! Easily sown en masse directly into beds, these two varieties of single and semi-double flowered annual cornflowers will create long lasting swathes of colour when sown in drifts. These easy to grow, cottage garden favourites also make a dainty cut flower. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").


  • Collections comprises:
  • Cornflower 'Classic Fantastic' - Single and semi-double blooms ranging from light heavenly blue to dark blue, and even a blue and white bicolour.
  • Cornflower 'Classic Romantic' - Gorgeous pink and red shades, with a pink and white bicolour too.

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

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    • 2 packets - 1 of each variety (400 seeds in total)

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    • £3.98 £2.99

Larkspur 'The Seven Dwarfs'

Consolida ajacis, Annual Delphinium, Consolida ambigua

T&M are delighted to introduce this exclusive blend of dwarf Larkspurs. Each dwarf, 20-25cm (8-10 inch), flower spike is densely packed with attractive stock-like dwarf blooms in seven colours of pink, mauve, rose, purple, grey, white and shades of blue. Ideal for adding a little character to your borders and containers. The Seven Dwarfs will work happily in the garden planted in drifts alongside Malva moschata Snow White.
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    • 1 packet (150 seeds)

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    • £2.09

Scabious 'Dwarf Double Mixed'

Scabiosa atropurpurea, Pincushion Flower

Fragrant, fully double and relatively compact. These are lovely 'cushion' flowers in maroon, carmine, scarlet, pink, rose and white. Ideal in groups for border or as cut flowers when they last well in water.
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    • 1 packet (75 seeds)

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    • £2.09