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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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Sweet Pea 'Blue Shift'

Lathyrus odoratus

The astonishing colour-changing blooms of Sweet Pea 'Blue Shift' transform from light mauve to true blue as they mature. These extraordinary annuals make a spectacular display bearing different coloured blooms at the same time - flowers even change colour in the vase after cutting! Bred by renowned New Zealand Lathyrus breeder, Dr. Keith Hammett, this is a 'must have' for the sweet pea enthusiast. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.69

Sweet Pea 'Erewhon'

Lathyrus odoratus

  • Breeding breakthrough - a reverse bicolour sweet pea
Take a look at revolutionary Sweet Pea 'Erewhon'! Unlike other varieties this exciting Lathyrus has darker lower petals than its upper pale pink standards - making it a true reverse bicolour. Bred in New Zealand, this striking sweet pea is a cross between L. odoratus and L. belinensis. This superb variety is highly fragrant and makes an eyecatching addition to early summer bouquets. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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Press release: Sweet pea tops the Best Seller list

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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.49

Sweet Pea 'Purple Pimpernel'

Lathyrus odoratus

  • New in 2014
  • Perfect purple shades
A stunning new colour combination in sweet peas! Sweet Pea 'Purple Pimpernel' bears large, fragrant blooms in two shades of purple, atop long strong stems. Ideal as a cut flower for a vase indoors, this variety is also superb for exhibition. The original seed was sent to T&M by an amateur breeder and we liked it so much, we've produced a seed crop to offer to our customers. We hope you like it! Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (20 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £0.99

Annual Early Flowering Mixed

  • New in 2014
  • Flowers in just 40 days!
This delightful mixture of annual plants is quick to flower and includes varieties which bloom at different times for an ever-changing display. Easy to grow, the airy and colourful blooms are attractive to bees and butterflies, and will appear from early summer right through until September. Grow this annual early flowering mixture in beds, borders and wildlife gardens for a pretty and informal summer display. Mixture includes Cosmos, Calendula, Coreopsis, cornflowers, and Gypsophila among others. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 1 gram

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £0.99

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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Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (20 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £0.99

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)

    • 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

Poppy 'Pink Fizz'

Papaver somniferum (Laciniatum Group), Opium Poppy

The elegant two-tone, pink bicolour blooms of Poppy 'Pink Fizz' sit atop tall stems of silver foliage that sway gently in the breeze. As summer progresses, the irregular and finely slashed 'lacinate' petals give way to green-blue seed pods that make a useful addition to dried flower arrangements. Direct sow this undemanding hardy annual to fill gaps in wildlife gardens and cottage garden planting schemes. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.99

Larkspur 'Kingsize Scarlet'

Consolida ajacis, Annual Delphinium, Consolida ambigua

The best red Larkspur has arrived, not only that but it is kingsize too! Giant spikes of vivid scarlet blooms make a brilliant cut flower and are imposing for bedding or back of the border. Kingsize Scarlet will surely create a talking point.

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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of June 2014
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    • £0.99

Calendula officinalis 'Sherbet Fizz'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

Specially selected for its striking colour combination, Calendula 'Sherbet Fizz' has unusual buff-coloured petals with alluring darker red undersides. Sow pot marigolds in drifts for a spectacular display in beds and borders. The daisy-like 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: 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 (80 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.49

Cornflower 'Classic Fantastic'

Centaurea cyanus, Blue-Bottle, Bachelor's Buttons

A classic mixture of single and semi-double blooms in cool blue shades, ranging from light heavenly blue to dark blue, and a blue and white bicolour. Cornflower 'Classic Fantastic' is easy grow and creates a long flowering display in borders, or when used as a cut flower. Height: 100cm (40”). 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 (200 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.99

Cornfield Mixture

A mixture of the cornfield weeds of yesterday plus other attractive wild flowers to provide a splash of colour in a difficult area or create a mini cornfield in your wildlife garden. In the vegetable garden they can provide colour and nectar to attract pollinating insects and predators. An excellent 'natural' edge to gravel paths and drives. Flowers summer. Height: 15-60cm (6-24in). Contents: White Campion, Charlock, Corn Chamomile, Corn Cockle, Cornflower, Field Forget-me-not, Corn Marigold, Scentless May Weed, Field Pansy, Wild Pansy, Field Poppy, Long-headed Poppy. Please Note: Even though wild flowers, they should not be scattered in the wild without the authorisation of your local Nature Conservation Trust. Caution: Some parts are harmful if eaten or irritant to skin and eyes.


1 gram of seed sows an area of approximately 1 square metre.

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    • 1 packet (1 gram)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £3.69
    • 5 packets (5 grams)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £14.99