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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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Sweet Pea 'Fragrantissima'

Lathyrus odoratus

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Sweet Pea 'Fragrantissima' embraces the full colour spectrum from white, through all the pink shades, reds, blues, purples, bicolours, and stripes. This large flowered mix has been carefully blended to ensure an even balance of colour and fragrance. Enjoy them in the garden, grown against walls and fences, or cut some of the sturdy, straight stems for a vase indoors. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 30cm (12").


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    • 1 packet (35 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.99

Sweet Pea 'Chatsworth'

Lathyrus odoratus

An aristocrat of the show bench, and a superb cut flower! Sweet Pea 'Chatsworth' produces 5 to 6 pale lavender blooms, of outstanding quality, on each tall, straight stem. Delicate frills and a wonderful fragrance make this sweet pea a beautiful choice for exhibition, or to simply enjoy in your garden. Height: 180cm (71”) Spread: 30cm (12”).

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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

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”).


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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (20 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.99

Wildflower 'Honey Bee Flower Mixed'

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A blend of 19 species of nectar and pollen rich annual and perennial wildflowers, which are proven favourites of honey bees in our gardens. Our special selection provides forage over a long season making it an invaluable food source for bees. This colourful wild flower mix is perfect for those gardeners with their own honeybee hives, or those wishing to encourage bees into their gardens. Height: 60cm (24”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

1 gram of seed sows an area of approximately 1 square metre.

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    • 1 packet (1 gram)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.99

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").


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    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 'Bridal White'

    Papaver rhoeas, Corn Poppy, Field Poppy, Flanders Poppy

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    Rarely-seen, pure white field poppies. The simple purity of this single colour, Poppy Bridal White makes a dramatic display when sown in drifts in borders in the autumn or spring.

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      • 1 packet (500 seeds)

      • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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      • £1.89

    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").

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    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").

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    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

    Annual Early Flowering Mixed

    • New in 2014
    • Flowers in just 40 days!
    This delightful mixture of annual plants is quick to flower and includes varieties which bloom at different times for an ever-changing display. Easy to grow, the airy and colourful blooms are attractive to bees and butterflies, and will appear from early summer right through until September. Grow this annual early flowering mixture in beds, borders and wildlife gardens for a pretty and informal summer display. Mixture includes Cosmos, Calendula, Coreopsis, cornflowers, and Gypsophila among others. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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      • 1 gram

      • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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      • £0.99

    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 seeds)

      • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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      • £1.99