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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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Poppy 'Plum Pudding'

Papaver orientale, Oriental Poppy

  • New in 2014
  • Flower of the year 2014
From T&M's own breeding programme comes this superb Oriental poppy. Beautiful tissue-like blooms in a rich shade of plum-pink appear from June, and often give a second display later in the summer. Previously only available as cutting-raised plants, Poppy 'Plum Pudding' is an entirely new colour in seed-raised poppies! The strong stems and non-fading flowers are longer lasting than most varieties, making this a significant improvement on the popular variety 'Patty's Plum'. By late summer Poppy 'Plum Pudding' produces attractive seed heads that make an eye catching feature in wildlife or cottage garden borders. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 1 packet (40 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.99

Sunflower 'Shock-o-Lat' F1 Hybrid

Helianthus annuus

  • New in 2014
This striking sunflower produces rich chocolate coloured blooms with gold-rimmed edges over a long period in summer. Multi-headed and boasting large pollen-free flowers up to 15cm (6") in diameter, Sunflower 'Shock-o-Lat' is ideal planted en masse at the back of a border. The tall, sturdy stems make fabulous cut flowers for a vase indoors too. Height: 1.8m (6'). Spread: 50cm (20").

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 (20 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £0.99

Ammi majus 'Graceland'

Bishop's Weed, Bullwort

An elegant border filler with beautiful, lacy white flower heads that float above ferny foliage. This graceful annual creates a soft froth of blooms that associate beautifully among herbaceous perennials. The airy blooms on slender stems are excellent for cutting, with a good vase life. Ammi flowers are also attractive to wildlife, luring bees and butterflies to their delicate blooms. Height: 140cm (55”). Spread: 50cm (20”).
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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.39

Orlaya grandiflora

White Lace Flower

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An attractive addition to bouquets. Orlaya makes an easy to grow, quick border filler with decorative snow-white lacy blooms produced all summer long. Perfect for cutting.
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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.49

Ammi visnaga

Toothpick Plant, Khella, Bishop's Weed

Densely packed umbels of lacy white flowers create a soft, architectural impact in herbaceous borders. The statuesque blooms associate well with shrubs or perennials and make an excellent addition to wildlife gardens, luring bees and butterflies to their nectar rich flowers. Ammi flowers are also excellent for cutting, with a good vase life. Height: 120cm (48”). Spread: 50cm (20”).
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    • 1 packet (500 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.39

Sunflower 'Prado Yellow'

Helianthus annuus

Producing superior cut flowers, this variety is naturally multi-stemmed with lots of quality flowers on short stems and if the first bud is pinched out there will be even more! Excellent for the back of the border, easy to grow and quick to bloom. Flowers summer. Height 1.2-1.5m (48-60in).

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.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (20 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.89

Sunflower 'Italian White'

Helianthus annuus

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Boldly contrasting, big creamy white flowers with deep chocolate centres. Excellent for flower arranging and great at back of borders or against a tall wall where they provide atmosphere and contrast. Flowers summer. Height 4-5ft.

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.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (40 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.69

Sunflower 'Velvet Queen'

Helianthus annuus

Unique colour, deep velvet red to copper, medium sized flowers.

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.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (18 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.69

Lupin 'Sunrise'

Lupinus, Lupinus mutabilis, Lupinus cruickshankii

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As desirable and as lovely as any lupin could be. A tall, branching plant with white, gold, bronze and azure blue flowers rising in ascending tiers above blue-green foliage. It is excellent for cutting, fragrant and spectacular when grown in groups of five or more plants. It MUST be direct sown where it is to flower and germinates freely. Height 90-105cm (3-3½ft).
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    • 1 packet (30 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.49

Sunflower 'Harlequin' F1 Hybrid

Helianthus annuus

An exclusive bicoloured blend of richly coloured sunflowers including a very unusual rose pink shade. Long flowering, multi-headed stems of 15cm (6in) diameter, pollen-free blooms. A welcome addition to borders or as a cut flower. Height 120-150cm (4-5 feet).

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.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (20 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.69

Nigella bucharica 'Blue Stars'

Asian Love-In-A-Mist

Small and pretty, rather flat lavender blue flowers grow on dwarf, loose-branching, open and feathery plants. Free-flowering and easy-to-grow hardy annual. Also known as the Emir of Buchara or Asian Love-in-a-Mist. Just throw to sow and grow. Summer flowering is followed by attractive seed pods.

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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.19

Gypsophila muralis 'Gypsy'

Baby's Breath

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Say "goodbye" to Marigolds and Petunias and "hello" to Gypsophila! Transform your baskets, containers and bedding with this superb, top quality annual. Neat, compact mounds absolutely smothered in semi to fully-double pink flowers, gracing your summer garden. Useful for the rock garden or edging borders and excellent for hanging baskets, window-boxes tubs etc. A real joy to see and worth every penny! Awarded a Fleuroselect Quality Mark and All America Selections Winner. Flowers summer. Height: 20-25cm (8-10in). Spread: 50cm (20in).

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    • 1 packet (50 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.99