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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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Poppy 'Summer Fruits'

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

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Dramatic peony-headed poppy in a kaleidoscope of colours. Poppies will bloom all summer long in borders and then reseed to appear again the following year. The ruffled nodding heads are irresistable to bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects. Plant in clumps for maximum impact.

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 (400 poppy seeds)

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    • £1.49 £0.99

Poppy 'Tallulah Belle Blush'

Papaver somniferum, Opium Poppy

A real stunner! Splendid fully double blooms in fabulous lilac and violet shades make this poppy a 'must have' for this year's summer borders. Poppy Tallulah Belle Blush is best sown directly into the garden in drifts from March to early June; the resulting large pom-pom head poppies will flower all summer and will provide attractive seed pods in the autumn for dried flower arrangements.

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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    • £2.19
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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)

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    • £2.29

Sunflower 'Dwarf Yellow Spray'

Helianthus annuus

Now there's something new! A completely original and amazing effect can be achieved with Dwarf Yellow Spray, this exciting new Sunflower. The neat, dwarf habit can be used to create an unusual hedge to enclose your beds and borders. Height: 45-60cm (18-24in). The green buds before the flower opens are delicious cooked in butter sauce and the seeds make a tasty snack. Click here for more information on cooking and decorating food with flowers.

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)

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    • £2.99

Larkspur 'Gentian Blue'

Delphinium grandiflorum, Delphinium chinense, Siberian Larkspur

A clear, fresh Gentian blue which is perfect for bedding, borders and containers. This impressive annual Delphinium, also known as Siberian Larkspur, boasts a stunning colour which is breathtaking and essential for any garden. More info
    • 1 packet (100 larkspur seeds)

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    • £2.59

Sweet Pea 'Cream Southbourne'

Lathyrus odoratus

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Without doubt, Sweet Pea 'Cream Southbourne' is one of the best cream varieties available for cutting. Luscious, large, frilled blooms are well placed on long stems with a fantastic fragrance. This elegant variety associates beautifully with other colours but is equally good on its own, grown over obelisks, arches and trellis. 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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    • £2.99

Nigella damascena 'Moody Blues'

Love-In-A-Mist

An exquisite mixture of Love-in-a-Mist, bringing together some spectacular double blooms in a delightful range of blue shades, which are followed by attractive seedpods. Easy-to-grow and ideal for creating a soothing drift of colour in borders as well as making a dramatic cut or dried flower. Height: 50-60cm (20-24in).
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    • 1 packet (600 nigella seeds)

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    • £2.99

Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherry Brandy'

Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan

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Following the 2002 success of Cherokee Sunset®, Thompson & Morgan flower breeders are proud to present the first-ever red Rudbeckia from seed! These robust plants have outstanding garden performance, producing a mass of attractive, cherry-coloured blooms all summer long - triumphing over heat, drought and poor soils! Stunning when planted in drifts in borders or can be planted in large containers to create a feature plant on a patio or terrace.
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    • 1 packet (50 rudbeckia seeds)

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    • £2.99

Wildflower 'Honey Bee Flower Mixed'

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A blend of 19 species of nectar and pollen rich annual and perennial wildflowers, which are proven favourites of honey bees in our gardens. Our special selection provides forage over a long season making it an invaluable food source for bees. This colourful wild flower mix is perfect for those gardeners with their own honeybee hives, or those wishing to encourage bees into their gardens. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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


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How to sow wildflower seeds

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    • 1 packet (1 gram of wildflower seed)

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    • £2.29

Daucus carota 'Dara'

Wild Carrot, Ornamental Carrot

Discovered by chance at our trial grounds, this ornamental wild carrot is something really different for your borders. The airy blooms appear in lovely shades of pink and burgundy, with the occasional white flower found on traditional carrots. Daucus carota 'Dara' adds height and a soft, hazy feel to cottage garden borders and wildlife gardens. Try planting this hardy annual with tall ageratums or wildflowers for a timeless, easy to grow summer display. Height: 80cm (31"). Spread: 40cm (16"). More info
    • 1 packet (75 daucus seeds)

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    • £1.99

Sunflower 'Tall Timbers'

Helianthus annuus

A hybrid form of 'Russian Giant' offering improved vigour. If it's a record breaker you are after, this is the one to grow in 2015! Reaching 4m (13ft) with no special care, 'Tall Timbers' also produces impressive flowers with rich chocolatey centres - the archetypal sunflower. Height: 300cm (118"). Spread: 60cm (24").


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.

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    • 1 packet (30 sunflower seeds)

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    • £1.99

Dianthus chinensis 'Edwardiana'

Carnation, Chinese Pink, Indian Pink

A sumptuous blend of attractive antique shades of red, rose, pink, white and stunning bicoloured blooms. Bushy, free-flowering plants with outstanding garden performance are ideal for creating a long lasting, trouble free display in borders and containers.

Height: 40cm (16in).


Culinary note: Use the clove like tasting petals for adding to cakes, either for flavour or decorating, suitable for soups, salads and sauces too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (100 dianthus seeds)

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    • £0.69