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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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Godetia 'Rembrandt'

Clarkia amoena, Satin Flower, Godetia amoena, Godetia grandiflora, Eucharidium

Beautiful Godetia 'Rembrandt' has been selected for its uniformity and deep carmine rose and white bicoloured blooms. With each flower painted in a consistent and stable pattern, you can be sure of a breathtaking display throughout the summer. This striking hardy annual can be direct sown for drifts of colour in borders, and makes an eye-catching cut flower too. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 1 packet (400 godetia seeds)

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    • £1.99

Stock 'Giant Perfection Mixed'

Matthiola incana, Gillyflower

Invaluable summer bedding plants with dense showy spikes of sweet scented flowers. Justifiably popular for beds, borders, cut flowers and they also make magnificent plants for winter flowering in the cold greenhouse.

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    • 1 packet (125 seeds)

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    • £2.69

Poppy 'Cherry Glow'

Papaver somniferum, Opium Poppy

Like a giant version of the traditional field Poppy, this richly coloured annual is perfect for adding quick and easy colour to bedding and borders. Plus, the eye-catching scarlet petals fall away to reveal decorative seed heads, great for drying.

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 (200 poppy seeds)

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    • £2.99

Chrysanthemum coronarium 'Primrose Gem'

Glebionis coronaria, Crown Daisy, Garland Chrysanthemum

Neat dome shaped plants with ferny foliage and 1-1½ in gorgeous primrose 'buttons' with a golden eye. Flowers summer. Height 30-45cm (12-18in).


Culinary note: These petals are best flash fried and then added to soups, salads or stir fries. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Companion planting: Try growing Chrysanthemums with chives, whose aromatic leaves will deter aphids.


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    • 1 packet (100 chrysanthemum seeds)

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    • £0.69

Sunflower 'Mongolian Giant'

Helianthus annuus

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Fun to grow, producing flower heads up to 45cm (18in) across with individual seeds up to 3½cm (1½in) long. As well as producing large yellow flower heads, Sunflower Mongolian Giant will be the envy of your neighbours as it grows up to 420cm (14ft) tall.


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 (10 sunflower seeds)

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    • £2.39

Agrostemma githago 'Ocean Pearl'

Corn Cockle

Bred by Thompson & Morgan, this tall, erect Agrostemma bears unusual, large, pure white flowers with distinctive black speckled markings. Corn Cockle is an easy to grow annual and thrives on poor soils. The delicate flowers attract bees and make delightful cut flowers too. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

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    • £2.99

Larkspur 'Sublime Mixed'

Consolida ajacis, Annual Delphinium, Consolida ambigua

Reselected from Imperial Strain. Fully double blooms on strong erect stems. Good cut flower, excellent for drying. Height: 90-120cm (3-4ft).
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    • 1 packet (250 larkspur seeds)

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    • £2.59

Cabbage 'Northern Lights Mixed' F1 Hybrid (Flowering)

Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group), Ornamental Cabbage, Ornamental Kale

Large ornamental plants with frilled edges and heart lifting colours for months. Cabbage Flowering Northern Lights Mixed is superb in containers. Recommended for charm and impact. Leaves colour when night temperatures fall to 50F/10C.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Use the young leaves as a tasty addition to salads. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Companion planting: Try growing ornamental cabbages with Nasturtiums to draw cabbage white butterflies away from the leaves, and mint to help deter flea beetles.


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    • 1 packet (30 cabbage seeds)

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    • £2.99

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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    • £2.99

Cornflower 'Jubilee Gem'

Centaurea cyanus, Blue-Bottle, Bachelor's Buttons

Dense heads of large, double flowers of a beautiful deep blue are freely produced on compact, bushy plants. Once a common sight in cornfields the annual cornflower stills creates a big impact in summer borders and meadows. The intensely coloured blooms of blue Cornflower 'Jubilee Gem' are excellent for cutting and a magnet for bees and butterflies in the garden. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Culinary note: Add petals to salads as a colourful garnish or sprinkle over omelettes or even pasta. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (200 seeds)

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    • £2.29

Diascia barberae 'Rose Queen'

Twinspur

Undoubtedly one of the world's loveliest annuals. Slender spikes of shell like, rose pink flowers spring From a mound of small, glossy, dark green leaves. At the back of the flower are two short spurs and the throat is tinged with purple and marked with a yellow spot. Easy to raise it thrives in ordinary garden soil and Flowers and flowers! Superb for sunny borders and excellent in containers. Flowers early summer to first frosts. Height 30cm (12in). More info
    • 1 packet (100 diascia seeds)

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    • £2.99

Sweet Pea 'Mollie Rilstone'

Lathyrus odoratus

Long, slender stems are graced with large, fragrant, cream coloured blooms with a dusky pink picotee edge. Sweet Pea 'Mollie Rilstone' has a lovely antique appearance that really catches the eye. Perfect for winning prizes on the show bench or simply enjoying in a vase indoors. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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    • 1 packet (25 sweet pea seeds)

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    • £2.99