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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.You may also like to view our range of half-hardy annual seeds which can be sown in early spring.



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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 rudbeckia seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.99

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 (75 daucus seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £1.99

Chrysanthemum coronarium 'Primrose Gem'

Glebionis coronaria, Crown Daisy, Garland Chrysanthemum

Neat dome shaped plants with ferny foliage and 1-1½ in gorgeous primrose 'buttons' with a golden eye. Flowers summer. Height 30-45cm (12-18in).


Culinary note: These petals are best flash fried and then added to soups, salads or stir fries. For more details about edible flowers click here.


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


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    • 1 packet (100 chrysanthemum seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £0.99

Chrysanthemum carinatum 'Summer Festival'

Ismelia carinata

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An attractive, versatile, quick and easy to grow annual mixture of bright colours, featuring both double and semidouble blooms in many vivid shades, flowering throughout the summer. Create a festival of colour, in borders or bedding displays.

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


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    • 1 packet (60 chrysanthemum seeds)

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    • £0.99

Hollyhock 'Spring Celebrities Mixed' (Annual)

Alcea rosea annua, Althaea rosea

A completely new dimension in annual flowering Hollyhocks, these unique, bushy, dwarf plants produce stout stems which become clothed in beautiful, anemone-centred, frilly blooms, in a surprising array of colours. Ideal for planting in the middle of borders, or in large containers for an impressive patio feature.

Culinary note: try crystallising the flowers for a tasty cake decoration, or use them to make a delicately flavoured syrup to use with puddings. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (20 hollyhock seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £1.49

Lupin 'Dwarf Fairy Pink'

Lupinus elegans

A unique, fragrant, dwarf annual Lupin in beautiful shades of soft pink. Free flowering, bushy plants, with a delightful sweet pea fragrance in the evenings. Can be enjoyed in a sunny border or large container on the patio.Height: 60-75cm (24-30in). More info
    • 1 packet (40 lupin seeds)

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    • £2.69

Dianthus 'Elegance Lavender' F1 Hybrid

Carnation

Elegant double, lightly scented, lacy flowers are produced on medium height, bushy plants with masses of well- branched, strong stems that require not stem support. Creates a gracious display in annual borders as well as making a long lasting garden cut flower. Height: 45-60cm (18-24 inches).


Culinary note: Use the clove like tasting petals for adding to cakes, either for flavour or decorating, suitable for soups, salads and sauces too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (25 dianthus seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £0.99

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 bupleurum rotundifolium seeds)

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    • £1.49

Lavatera trimestris 'Twins Hot Pink'

Mallow, Annual Lavatera

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).
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    • 1 packet (25 lavatera seeds)

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    • £2.99

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 godetia seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £3.29

Gaillardia pulchella 'Sundance'

Blanket Flower

A truly outstanding annual*. Bushy, free flowering plants smothered in masses of attractive, double, bicoloured blooms of fiery red and orange. This superb All America Selections Winner, is at home in borders or bedding displays. *Sow in Jan-Feb for flowering late July onwards.

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    • 1 packet (100 gaillardia seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £0.69

Dianthus 'Elegance Pink' F1 Hybrid

Carnation

Elegant double, lightly scented, lacy flowers are produced on medium height, bushy plants with masses of well- branched, strong stems that require not stem support. Creates a gracious display in annual borders as well as making a long lasting garden cut flower. Height: 45-60cm (18-24 inches)


Culinary note: Use the clove like tasting petals for adding to cakes, either for flavour or decorating, suitable for soups, salads and sauces too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

More info
    • 1 packet (25 dianthus seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £0.99