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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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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

Larkspur 'Sublime Mixed'

Consolida ajacis, Annual Delphinium, Consolida ambigua

Reselected from Imperial Strain. Fully double blooms on strong erect stems. Good cut flower, excellent for drying. Height: 90-120cm (3-4ft).
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    • 1 packet (250 seeds)

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    • £2.59

Daucus carota 'Dara'

Wild Carrot, Ornamental Carrot

Discovered by chance at our trial grounds, this ornamental wild carrot is something really different for your borders. The airy blooms appear in lovely shades of pink and burgundy, with the occasional white flower found on traditional carrots. Daucus carota ‘Dara’ adds height and a soft, hazy feel to cottage garden borders and wildlife gardens. Try planting this hardy annual with tall ageratums or wildflowers for a timeless, easy to grow summer display. Height: 80cm (31"). Spread: 40cm (16"). More info
    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

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    • £1.99

Bupleurum rotundifolium 'Green Gold'

Thorow-Wax, Common Hare's Ear

This useful hardy annual adds zingy spring freshness to borders and cut flower arrangements later on in the season. Euphorbia-like, citrus green flowers bloom on tall stems from July to September. The foliage is reminiscent of Eucalyptus, with intriguing stems that appear to grow through the leaf. Versatile and easy to grow, Bupleurum riotundifolium ‘Green Gold’ makes a superb filler for summer borders. Sow it alongside tall Ageratum, such as ‘Timeless’ for beautiful cut flowers, or interplanted with wildflowers for a stylish Cottage Garden look. If you like the look then let it set seed in late summer for drifts of fresh seedlings next year. Height: 80cm (31"). Spread: 40cm (16"). More info
    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

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    • £1.49

Cabbage 'Northern Lights Mixed' F1 Hybrid (Flowering)

Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group), Ornamental Cabbage, Ornamental Kale

Large ornamental plants with frilled edges and heart lifting colours for months. Cabbage Flowering Northern Lights Mixed is superb in containers. Recommended for charm and impact. Leaves colour when night temperatures fall to 50F/10C.

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


Companion planting: Try growing ornamental cabbages with Nasturtiums to draw cabbage white butterflies away from the leaves, and mint to help deter flea beetles.


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    • 1 packet (30 seeds)

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    • £2.99

Chrysanthemum carinatum 'Polar Star'

Ismelia carinata, Painted Daisy

Chrysanthemum carinatum 'Polar Star' is an easy to grow showy annual with unusual tricolour daisy flowers. Each white bloom has an intriguing inner yellow halo surrounding a central darker cushion. Perfect for adding height and interest to borders, as well as making a long lasting cut flower. Height: 75cm (30”). Spread: 40cm (16”).

Companion planting: Try growing Chrysanthemums with chives, whose aromatic leaves will deter aphids.


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    • 1 packet (200 seeds)

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Godetia 'Apple Blossom'

Clarkia unguiculata, Satin Flower, Clarkia elegans, Clarkia 'Appleblossom', Eucharidium

An exquisite colour, a rave for flower arrangers, soft apricot pink with a touch of white. With excellent vigour and free flowering over a very long season, the tall plants also mix well in perennial borders. Lovely for cutting. Grow in full sun. Flowers summer. Height 1.2m (3-4ft).
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    • 1 packet (750 seeds)

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    • £3.29

Lavatera 'Twins'

Mallow, Annual Lavatera

One packet each of Twins Hot Pink and Twins Cool White. Lavatera trimestris Twins Hot Pink: Specially bred for improved disease resistance and great garden performance. Bushy plants, smothered in a beautiful array of fully round, satiny Hot Pink blooms from June to September. Ideal for adding colour to annual borders or looking spectacular in containers. Height 40-50cm (16-20 inches). Lavatera trimestris Twins Cool White: The same habit and garden performance as Twins Hot Pink with graceful cool white blooms from June to September. Height 40-50cm (16-20 inches). More info
    • 2 packets - 1 of each variety (50 seeds in total)

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Lavatera trimestris 'Twins Cool White'

Mallow, Annual Lavatera

Specially bred for improved disease resistance and great garden performance. Bushy plants, smothered in a beautiful array of fully round, cool white blooms from June to September. Ideal for annual borders or looking spectacular in containers. Height 40-50cm (16-20 inches).
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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

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    • £2.89

Larkspur 'Fancy Purple Picotee'

Consolida ajacis, Annual Delphinium, Consolida ambigua

Elegant spires of pretty white blooms with a delightful lilac-blue picotee are carried on strong, sturdy stems above attractive feathery green foliage. Flowering all summer long, Larkspur 'Fancy Purple Picotee' looks fabulous at the back of borders and makes a majestic cut flower for a vase indoors. Easy to grow, this hardy annual can be direct sown for months of colour in summer beds and borders and is superb for lending a cottage-garden feel. Height: 120cm (47"). Spread: 40cm (16"). More info
    • 1 packet (150 seeds)

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    • £1.99

Stock 'Vintage Mixed'

Matthiola incana, Gillyflower

Sturdy, well-branched plants produce a mass of bright, fragrant flowers early in the season. Up to 60% of the plants will have fully double blooms ranging in colour from copper to burgundy and from lavender to yellow AND are perfect for cutting. Stocks Vintage Mixed is free flowering in borders or containers.
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    • 1 packet (70 seeds)

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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)

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    • £0.99