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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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Sunflower 'The Bees Knees' (Mixed) F1 Hybrid

Helianthus annuus

An exclusive mix of Sunflowers for the future! A breeding breakthrough, vigorous F1 Hybrids producing good plants with many high quality, unique, pollen-free blooms, making perfect cut flowers suitable for everyone. Ideal for children. Height: 120-150cm (4-5ft).

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Try toasting the seed kernels for a healthy snack. 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 sunflower seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.29 £0.99

Sunflower 'Pastiche'

Helianthus annuus

A comprehensive mixture of sunflower colours in a host of evening sun shades - yellows, reds and buff, some with a bright yellow or a deep red disc. These medium sized flower heads (approx. 10-13cm (4-5in) in diameter), make fantastic cut flowers, lasting for a long time in water and help to give height and stature in the border. Flowers summer. Height 122-150cm (48-60in).

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Try toasting the seed kernels for a healthy snack. 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)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £0.99

Gypsophila elegans 'Covent Garden'

Annual Baby's Breath

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Graceful annual for the border, producing delicate flowers and foliage, splendid for cut flowers. Can also be grown as flowering pot plants, grown in drifts or planted so as to cascade down steep banks or dry walls. Flowers early summer. Height 18in.
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    • 1 packet (1500 gypsophila seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £0.99

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 poppy seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £1.99

Sweet Pea 'Pink and White Ripple'

Lathyrus odoratus

Large, wavy pink and white blooms make Sweet Pea 'Pink and White Ripple' a most distinctive variety. The fabulous, sweetly scented flowers are carried on straight stems that are ideal for cutting and make eye-catching entries on the show bench. A showy variety that will add summer colour and fragrance to obelisks and trellis. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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    • 1 packet (25 sweet pea seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £0.99

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. Try toasting the seed kernels for a healthy snack. 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 sunflower seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.89 £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 californian poppy seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £0.99

Sweet Pea 'Sugar n Spice'™

Lathyrus odoratus

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This specially bred dwarf sweet pea is guaranteed to spice up your containers and baskets with its unmissable fragrance. Sweet Pea 'Sugar n Spice' comes in a spectacular colour range, including bicolours. The blooms are produced all along the short stems and from each leaf node, forming a ball of rich colour when planted in hanging baskets. The plants are naturally neat and compact so there is no need for pinching. Allow 15 plants per 35cm (14") basket. Height and spread: 18cm (7"). .

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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 sweet pea seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.99

Sweet Pea 'Route 66'

Lathyrus odoratus

Get your kicks with 'Route 66'! This stunning sweet pea has all you'd expect from the nation's favourite annual climbing plant - perfect perfume and masses of flowers. Keep cutting the blooms for fresh vase displays and more just keep on coming. This vigorous sweet pea offers larger bicolour blooms to rival those of 'Red Riding Hood', another popular red and white variety with Thompson & Morgan customers. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 1 packet (25 sweet pea seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.29

Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

Honeywort

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The original species, native of S. Europe with sea green bracts often tinged in purple. The tubular flowers are a wonderful bicoloured contrast of yellow and maroon. May also be sown in situ.
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    • 1 packet (10 cerinthe seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £3.69

Nigella papillosa 'Delft Blue'

Love-In-A-Mist

Delicate blue and white blooms are produced freely above a haze of airy, finely cut foliage. Flowering in colours reminiscent of the well known pottery, Nigella papillosa 'Delft Blue' makes a useful filler for gaps in summer borders. Commonly known as Love-In-A-Mist, this easy to grow hardy annual is a well loved cottage garden plant. Try direct sowing in bold drifts to soften border edges. Faded Nigella flowers can be left in place toward the end of the season for their decorative seed pods which make useful material for cut flower arrangements, either fresh or dried. Height: 55cm (22"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 1 packet (600 nigella seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £1.99