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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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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)

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    • £2.59

Poppy 'Red Pom Poms'

Papaver somniferum, Opium Poppy

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Attractive bright red, double pom pom flowers stand above sturdy stems of blue-green foliage. Adds a vibrant display to borders, calling out for attention. Height: 60-90cm (24-36 inches).


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 (100 seeds)

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    • £0.69

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.


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Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (20 seeds)

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    • £2.89

Sunflower 'Earth Walker'

Helianthus annuus

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A diverse mixture of charming Sunflowers in a range of bronze and yellow, also including the exquisite deeper chocolate-brown shades. The good quality plants, producing many heads, are ideal for border displays. Easy to grow; ideal for children. Height: 180-270cm (6-9ft).

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 (30 seeds)

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    • £2.69

Salvia horminum 'Claryssa Mixed'

Salvia viridis var. comata, Annual Clary

Dwarf, compact habit and broader, bright mixed colour blooms (bracts). Superb for cutting and dried as an everlasting flower. Easy to grow - direct sow into borders where they are to flower.
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    • 1 packet (150 seeds)

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    • £2.79

Poppy 'Blackcurrant Fizz'

Papaver somniferum, Opium Poppy

Another beautiful variety from Thompson & Morgan! Distinctive, serrated blooms in an unusually deep, burgundy shade, amazingly appear black when glistening in the summer sun, as they sit proudly above glaucous foliage. Easy-to-grow and will add drifts of colour to summer borders. The seed pods that follow flowering are also very attractive and will add interest to flower arrangements at the end of summer. Height: 90-100cm (36-40in).

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 (300 seeds)

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    • £2.69

Sweet Pea 'Blue Velvet'

Lathyrus odoratus

Intriguing deep purple-blue flowers that are so dark they almost appear to shimmer black in the summer sunshine. The large, fragrant blooms, set atop particularly long stems, make an astonishing exhibit for the show bench and are equally eye catching in flower borders. Sweet Pea 'Blue Velvet' is a free flowering variety producing 4 or five blooms per stem. Height: 180cm (71”) Spread: 30cm (12”).

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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

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    • £2.99

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

Scabious 'Oxford Blue'

Scabiosa atropurpurea, Pincushion Flower

An easy to grow annual, producing tall stems covered in masses of stunning, mid-blue, pin cushion flowers. A classic cottage garden plant, ideal for cutting and loved by bees and butterflies. Beautiful plants for the cottage border.
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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

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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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    • £1.99

Poppy 'Flemish Antique'

Papaver paeoniflorum, Opium Poppy, Papaver somniferum (Paeoniiflorum group)

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The marvellous, creamy coloured double heads splashed with orange-red give a truly gorgeous and elegant, antique appearance to this masterpiece of a Poppy. Simply a must-have plant, with elegance and style, excellent for borders.


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)

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    • £0.69

Poppy 'Violetta Blush'

Papaver somniferum, Opium Poppy

A stunning discovery in a T&M customer's garden brings us this spectacular annual poppy. Fully double blooms in a fashionable blushed-lilac shade stand above strong stems of silver-green foliage. Easy to grow, ideal for sowing in small drifts to add a touch of class to your borders. Named after the customer's aunt who was known as Violetta by her grandchildren. Height: 60-90cm (24-36 inches).

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 (100 seeds)

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    • £0.99