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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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Salvia viridis 'Marble Arch Mixed'

Salvia horminum, Annual Clary, Painted Sage

Producing a robust floral display of rose-pink, deep blue and white, this easy-to grow salvia mix is a colourful annual border plant which is ideal for direct sowing into beds. The uniform height, weather tolerance and brilliant colours (all flowering simultaneously) of Salvia Marble Arch Mixed make it a 'must' for any garden.

Although classified as an annual, the plants will go to seed if left and will flower the following year.

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    • 1 packet (80 salvia seeds)

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    • £0.99

Sweet Pea 'Turquoise Lagoon'

Lathyrus odoratus

From the same breeder as Sweet Pea ÔBlue Shift', this stunning variety is equally eye-catching. Each delicate pink bloom gradually matures to a striking turquoise colour. These extraordinary annuals make a spectacular display bearing different coloured blooms at the same time - flowers even change colour in the vase after cutting! Sweet Pea 'Turquoise Lagoon' is a beautiful annual climber with a fabulous fragrance, and a Ômust have' variety for the sweet pea enthusiast. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 sweet pea seeds)

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    • £2.49

Californian Poppy 'Cherry Swirl'

Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy

Straight from T&M's own breeding programme! Eschscholzia ÔCherry Swirl' boasts flamboyant semi to fully double, bright red blooms with contrasting golden eyes. The papery petals stand up to all types of summer weather, blooming throughout the season above attractive ferny foliage. Eschscholtzia flowers attract pollinating insects, and make pretty, albeit short-lived, cut flowers. These dainty hardy annuals are tougher than they appear and positively thrive on poor, dry soils. 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"). More info
    • 1 packet (150 californian poppy seeds)

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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 poppy seeds)

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    • £2.69

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 sunflower seeds)

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    • £2.69

Sweet Pea 'Blue Ripple'

Lathyrus odoratus

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A beautiful, strong growing variety with rippling ice white petals marbled in a most unusual shade of blue. The deeply scented flowers of Sweet Pea 'Blue Ripple' are carried atop long, straight stems that are make them ideal for a fragrant bouquet. Height: 180cm (71") Spread: 30cm (12").


Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 sweet pea seeds)

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    • £2.19

Sunflower 'Sunshot Golds Mixed' F1 Hybrid

Helianthus annuus

  • Up to 20 flowers per plant
Layer upon layer of petals form the striking golden blooms of Sunflower 'Sunshot Golds Mixed'. Free flowering, with a bushy, multistemmed habit, these sturdy little sunflowers boast up to 20 double and semi double blooms per plant. The chrysanthemum-like flowers appear early and last up to 3 weeks, that's 2 or 3 times longer than other double varieties. Use these showy dwarf sunflowers for plugging gaps in summer borders or adding a splash of sunshine gold to patio containers. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 35cm (14").

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 (10 sunflower seeds)

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Calendula officinalis 'Touch of Red Mixed'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

Bronze and red tones edge the rosette petals of these pot marigolds to create an antiqued appearance. This outstanding variety produces uniform, edible blooms that make outstanding cut flowers. Quick and easy to grow, Calendula 'Touch of Red' makes a bright impact in beds, borders and containers, and even grows well in coastal areas. Height: 45cm (18"). 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 (150 calendula seeds)

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    • £0.99

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 ammi seeds)

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    • £2.59

Sweet Pea 'Heirloom Mixed'

Lathyrus odoratus, Grandiflora Sweet Pea

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A cheery mixture of smaller flowered heirloom (Grandiflora) types in a wide range of colours. Sweet Pea 'Heirloom Mixed' has a wonderful fragrance that is characteristic of these old fashioned varieties. Perfect for adding colour and fragrance to garden arches, trellises, obelisks. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 sweet pea seeds)

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    • £2.69

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 ammi seeds)

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    • £2.59

Poppy 'Ooh La La'

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

Once you see these exquisite, large 7-10cm (3-4in) fully double flower heads you will stand in astonishment at their outstanding range of bright clear colours as they stand proudly above glaucus green foliage. Easy to grow, ideal sown in drifts, adding colour and height to annual borders followed by large attractive seed heads.

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 poppy seeds)

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    • £2.69