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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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Calendula officinalis nana 'Fruit Twist'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

  • Easy to grow delightful dwarf mix
A delightful dwarf calendula in a zesty mix of citrus colours. Calendula 'Fruit Twist' is early flowering, with the edible, daisy-like blooms adding bright drifts of colour to a sunny border. A quick and easy to grow annual for almost any garden situation, and even grows well in coastal areas. Sow in September for an eye-catching late spring display, or sow in spring for summer flowering. Height: 15cm (6”). Spread: 20cm (8”).

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

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    • 1 packet (80 seeds)

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    • £2.69

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

Californian Poppy 'Sun Shades'

Eschscholzia mexicana, California poppy

Bright fiery orange and yellow blooms unfurl above a sea of ferny blue-green foliage for a bold summer display. 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: 30cm (12”). Spread: 30cm (12”).
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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

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    • £2.69

Calendula officinalis 'Candyman Orange'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

The longest flowering and best double pot marigold that we have grown on our trial grounds! Sturdy, dwarf, multi-branching plants produce large, luminous blooms, to brighten summer borders and containers. The daisy-like flowers of Calendula 'Candyman Orange' are excellent for cutting and can also be added to salads as an edible flower. Quick and easy to grow, Calendula copes in almost any garden situation, and even grows well in coastal areas. Height: 25cm (10”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

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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    • £2.19

Calendula officinalis nana 'Citrus Cocktail'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

This mouth-watering colour combination smothers the particularly dwarf, compact, bushy plants with alluring orange and golden yellow, daisy-like blooms. Unlike some bedding plants, Calendula 'Citrus Cocktail' keeps on flowering throughout the summer, coping in almost any garden situation. It even grows well in coastal areas. The bright flowers are also excellent for cutting and can also be added to salads as an edible flower. Height: 20cm (8”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

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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    • £1.99

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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Californian Poppy 'Peach Sorbet'

Eschscholzia californica, California poppy

Double to semi-double blooms in a mouth watering combination of soft peachy-pink with a hint of cream. Eschscholzia 'Peach Sorbet' is free flowering, producing a carpet of flowers set above delicate ferny 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 and spread: 25cm (10”).
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    • 1 packet (150 seeds)

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Calendula officinalis nana 'Candyman Yellow'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

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The longest flowering and best double pot marigold that we have grown on our trial grounds! Sturdy, dwarf, multi-branching plants produce large, luminous blooms, to brighten summer borders and containers. The daisy-like flowers of Calendula 'Candyman Yellow' are excellent for cutting and can also be added to salads as an edible flower. Quick and easy to grow, calendula copes in almost any garden situation, and even grows well in coastal areas. Height: 25cm (10”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

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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    • £2.09

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 (9”). Spread: 25cm (10”). More info
    • 1 packet (600 seeds)

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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 (6”). Spread: 25cm (10”).
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    • 1 packet (1000 seeds)

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    • £2.29

Limnanthes douglasii

Poached Egg Plant

The Fried Egg or Poached Egg plant will attract hoverflies to your garden to beat the aphids. Bees also love this low, spreading carpet of fragrant golden and white blooms that will grace the front of the border, rockery or path edging.
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    • 1 packet (150 seeds)

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    • £2.69

Limnanthes douglasii - RHS Garden Explorers Children's Seeds

Poached Egg Plant

I am a bright little plant that looks just like fried egg. I am easy to grow and will produce hundreds of flowers all through the summer. Height: 15cm.Why Not ... draw this pretty flower and see if you can name the different parts? Petal, Sepal, Anther and Stigma. The Garden Explorers website will help you.
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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

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    • £1.49

Californian Poppy 'Buttermilk'

Eschscholzia californica, California poppy

An exquisite California poppy with masses of creamy-white fluted flowers above fine, 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 (100 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £1.49

Alyssum 'Snow Crystals'

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

With distinctly larger flowers than 'Carpet of Snow', the scented blooms of Alyssum 'Snow Crystals' make for a whiter, cleaner appearance overall. This neat, compact variety is uniform in growth; perfect for bedding, baskets, and containers, or edging paths and borders. With a toughness that belies its delicate appearance, sweet alyssum is surprisingly wind tolerant and makes a useful plant in coastal areas. Height: 15cm (6”). Spread: 25cm (10”).
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    • 1 packet (500 seeds)

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Californian Poppy 'Champagne and Roses'

Eschscholzia californica, California poppy

Shades of champagne, soft rose and deep pink create a display that you will adore from its tightly scrolled buds to the fully open flowers. 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 (200 seeds)

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    • £0.99

Candytuft 'Dwarf Fairyland Mixed'

Iberis umbellata

Very easy to grow, low compact plant that comes into flower quickly from seed. The colours of Candytuft Dwarf Fairyland Mixed radiate through lilac, silver, pink , maroon, carmine and white and after flowering leave behind exquisite seed heads - just right for everlasting flower arrangements.
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    • 1 packet (600 seeds)

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Alyssum 'Aphrodite Improved Mixed'

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

A much improved Alyssum 'Aphrodite' selection that produces uniform, compact plants which carry a frosting of delicate pink and white, scented blooms over an exceptionally long period in summer. This versatile hardy annual is commonly used for bedding, baskets, and containers, but also makes a delightful addition to rock gardens. With a toughness that belies its delicate appearance, sweet alyssum is surprisingly wind tolerant and makes a useful plant in coastal areas. Height: 10cm (4”). Spread: 25cm (10”).
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    • 1 packet (150 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £1.49

Campanula ramosissima 'Meteora'

Bellflower

A quick and easy-to-grow annual bellflower. The bushy, dwarf plants become covered with distinctly veined, star-shaped, blue flowers, 3-4cm (1¼-1½in) across with pretty white centres. Meteora flowers over a long period and makes a truly stunning addition to a sunny border or container. Can also be planted in small pots, making a lovely gift idea.
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    • 1 packet (70 seeds)

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    • £2.89

Calendula (Duo)

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

The longest flowering and best double pot marigolds that we have grown on our trial grounds! Sturdy, dwarf, multi-branching plants produce large, luminous blooms, to brighten summer borders and containers. The daisy-like flowers of these calendulas are excellent for cutting and can also be added to salads as an edible flower. Quick and easy to grow, Calendula copes in almost any garden situation, and even grows well in coastal areas. Height: 25cm (10”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

Collection comprises one packet each of 'Candyman Orange' and 'Candyman Yellow'.


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

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    • 2 packets - 1 of each variety (200 seeds in total)

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Californian Poppy 'Rosebud Orange'

Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy

Dazzling orange, extra large, double and semi-double, rose-bud like blooms smother bushy, compact plants with silvery-green, feathery foliage. Creates an eye-catching display, when sown as drifts in borders in any garden soil, or in large containers on a sunny patio.

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    • 1 packet (150 seeds)

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Silene pendula 'Peach Blossom'

Campion, Nodding Catchfly

A charming, but exquisite stunner for the spring or summer garden. Its habit is branching so it reaches only 4-6in in height yet cascades or spreads for 12in Descriptively it's one mass of ½in double blooms, Uniquely the blooms have no consistent colour. The buds are deep pink opening to salmon and maturing to white, conveying this majestic blossom effect. Ideal for hanging baskets, containers and direct sown, or planted out, is a striking carpeting plant of better character and form than alyssum. Occasionally singles will appear in the double forms and should be removed.

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    • 1 packet (80 seeds)

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Alyssum 'Carpet Of Snow'

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

A magnificent low-growing, wide-spreading hardy annual producing a continuous display of snow white flowers all summer long. Always early to bloom, Alyssum 'Carpet of Snow' has a ground hugging habit that is perfect for rock gardens or cascading from crevices in walls. With a toughness that belies its delicate appearance, sweet alyssum is surprisingly wind tolerant and makes a useful plant in coastal areas. Height: 10cm (4”). Spread: 25cm (10”).
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    • 1 packet (1250 seeds)

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    • £1.99

Californian Poppy 'Fruit Crush'

Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy

A captivating mixture of upward facing blooms in a bold blend of citrus and berry shades. 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 (150 seeds)

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Calendula officinalis nana 'Apricot Twist'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

Compact, extra-bushy plants quickly become smothered in gorgeous fully-double apricot flowers. With a dwarf habit, Calendula 'Apricot Twist' is ideal for planting towards the front of beds and borders, or in containers on the patio. The flowers are excellent for cutting and can also be added to salads as an edible flower. Quick and easy to grow, Calendula copes in almost any garden situation, and even grows well in coastal areas. Height and 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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    • £0.99

Legousia pentagonia 'Looking Glass'

Venus's Looking Glass

Attractive Mediterranean annual with the common name of Venus Looking Glass. Plants are covered with pretty purple and lilac blue flowers with a startling white centre which open in sunshine and close up when the weather is dull or wet.

Easy to grow and gives excellent ground cover.

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    • 1 packet (400 seeds)

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    • £0.99

Californian Poppy 'Summer Sorbet'

Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy

One of the best new colours to be introduced in recent years, with its mouth-watering combination of rose-pink outer petals, and a delicious creamy white centre. 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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Californian Poppy 'Strawberry Fields'

Eschscholzia californica, California poppy

Delicately fluted petals, awash with rich strawberry shades. 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 (150 seeds)

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Californian Poppy 'Mission Bells Mixed'

Eschscholzia caespitosa, California Poppy

A choice mixture of fully double blooms in warm, sun-baked shades. 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: 30cm (12”). Spread: 30cm (12”). More info
    • 1 packet (500 seeds)

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    • £2.19

Californian Poppy 'Red Chief'

Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy

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  • New in 2014
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

Californian Poppy 'Cherry Swirl'

Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy

Glorious, bright cherry-red, double to semi-double blooms with a contrasting yellow eye, sit neatly above attractive bluish green fern like foliage. Fresh from Thompson & Morgan's own breeding programme 'Cherry Swirl' performs well no matter the weather and is easy to sow and grow in borders, where it will flower all summer long. Sow in drifts to create a bank of colour that will fill your garden with colour! More info
    • 1 packet (150 poppy seeds)

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