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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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Californian Poppy 'Jelly Beans'

Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy

Fully double blooms in a vibrant colour range glisten above a mass of feathery blue-green foliage. These dainty hardy annuals are tougher than they appear and positively thrive on poor, dry soils. The papery flowers attract bees and hoverflies, and make excellent, if short-lived, cut flowers. California poppies are easy to grow in beds and borders, or let them self seed throughout gravel gardens to form natural drifts. Height: 25cm (10”). Spread: 25cm (10”).
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    • 1 packet (125 seeds)

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    • £2.69

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

Calendula officinalis 'Oopsy Daisy'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

This charming Pot Marigold sports unusual bicolour blooms in gentle shades of pale orange and gold. Masses of daisy-like flowers cover the bushy, rounded plants of Calendula officinalis 'Oopsy Daisy' to create a compact, colourful summer spectacle. Like all Calendula plants, these are easy to sow and grow, in almost any garden situation and even grow well in coastal areas. A lovely choice for patio pots or planting at the front of beds and borders. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 25cm (10").

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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    • £2.49

Californian Poppy 'Red Chief'

Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy

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The best red we've seen in a Californian Poppy! We trialled Californian Poppy 'Red Chief' over several years to make sure the flowers maintained their vibrant and rich red colour. Outstanding in our trials, the intensely coloured blooms are produced all summer long above low-growing mounds of feathery blue-green foliage, and are attractive to bees and hoverflies. Performing well in all weathers, this Eschscholzia variety is easy to grow in beds, borders and containers, or let it self-seed throughout gravel gardens to form natural drifts. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 25cm (10").
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    • 1 packet (400 seeds)

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    • £1.99

Stock 'Night Scented'

Matthiola longipetala subsp. bicornis, Matthiola bicornis

Deliciously scented flowers which open in the evening. Sow anywhere that is close enough to the house to get the benefit of such a beautiful fragrance. Below windows, patio tubs, window boxes, even a small sowing in hanging baskets. Try mixing with Virginian Stock before sowing to provide a mixture of attractive flower and fragrance. Flowers summer. Height 12in. More info
    • 1 packet (2000 seeds)

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    • £1.99

Stock 'Cinderella Series Mixed'

Matthiola incana, Gillyflower

An extremely early and long flowering blend of five distinct colours ideal for the border or in pots. In the garden it has a branching habit with multiple flower spikes, whilst in pots its compact with a single superb flower spike. Magnificently fragrant with a sweet and spicy clove scent like an Old Fashioned Carnation. Selectable for 100% doubleness. Flowers summer. Height 20-25cm (8-10in).
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    • 1 packet (50 seeds)

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    • £3.99

Californian Poppy 'Butter Bush'

Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy

  • Drought tolerant
Buttery yellow, single to semi- double flowers look fabulous sown in large drifts of colour or in patio containers. These dainty hardy annuals are tougher than they appear and positively thrive on poor, dry soils. The papery flowers of Eschscholzia 'Butter Bush' attract bees and hoverflies, and make excellent, if short-lived, cut flowers. California poppies are easy to grow in beds and borders, or let them self seed throughout gravel gardens to form natural drifts. Height and spread: 25cm (10"). Height: 25cm (10").
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    • 1 packet (150 seeds)

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    • £1.99

Californian Poppy 'Cherry Swirl'

Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy

Straight from T&M’s own breeding programme! Eschscholzia ‘Cherry Swirl’ boasts flamboyant semi to fully double, bright red blooms with contrasting golden eyes. The papery petals stand up to all types of summer weather, blooming throughout the season above attractive ferny foliage. Eschscholtzia flowers attract pollinating insects, and make pretty, albeit short-lived, cut flowers. These dainty hardy annuals are tougher than they appear and positively thrive on poor, dry soils. California poppies are easy to grow in beds and borders, or let them self seed throughout gravel gardens to form natural drifts. Height and spread: 25cm (10"). More info
    • 1 packet (150 poppy seeds)

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    • £2.49

Californian Poppy 'Monarch Mixed'

Eschscholzia caespitosa, California Poppy

A regal mix of semi-double and single blooms in cerise, carmine, red, orange and yellow. These dainty hardy annuals are tougher than they appear and positively thrive on poor, dry soils. The papery flowers attract bees and hoverflies, and make excellent, if short-lived, cut flowers. California poppies are easy to grow in beds and borders, or let them self seed throughout gravel gardens to form natural drifts. Height: 23cm (9Ó). Spread: 25cm (10Ó). More info
    • 1 packet (600 seeds)

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    • £1.99

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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    • 1 packet (40 seeds)

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    • £0.69

Sweet Pea 'Villa Roma Scarlet'

Lathyrus odoratus

Vibrant, scarlet flowers are carried on the strong stems of this superb dwarf sweet pea. With a short, spreading growth habit, Sweet Pea 'Villa Roma Scarlet' grows without support making it ideal for containers or creating informal summer groundcover. This striking variety was awarded a Fleuroselect Gold Medal for its outstanding garden performance and excellent heat tolerance. The sweetly scented blooms also make lovely cut flowers. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 25cm (10").

Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (20 seeds)

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    • £2.99

Alyssum 'Sweet White'

Lobularia maritima procumbens, Alyssum maritimum, Sweet Alison, Sweet Alyssum

Alyssum 'Sweet White' is a beautifully scented variety with an open, bushy habit. This popular hardy annual adds a delicious honey fragrance and a delicate frosting of ice white blooms to summer beds, rockeries and all kinds of patio containers. With a toughness that belies its delicate appearance, sweet alyssum is surprisingly wind tolerant and makes a useful plant in coastal areas. Height: 15cm (6Ó). Spread: 25cm (10Ó).
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    • 1 packet (1000 seeds)

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    • £2.29