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Kew Seed Collection


Kew Seed Collections

Thompson & Morgan is delighted to work alongside the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to offer special seed collections to home gardeners. The Kew Collection and The Kew Urban Garden Collection have been specially selected by The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Kew Collection
A range of gardeners' favourites flowers with a twist, including a range specially selected for children.

Kew Urban Gardens Collection
An innovative ange that expels the myth you need a large garden to be a vegetable grower. All varieties have been chosen for their ability to perform in pots, containers and small gardens, extending the opportunity of growing your own vegetables to everyone.



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Carrot 'Atlas'

Daucus carota

Perfect for snacking! The globe shaped rich orange roots of Carrot 'Atlas' are deliciously sweet and crunchy with virtually coreless flesh. These bite sized carrots are ideal for eating raw in salads or steaming as a mini vegetable. A great choice for patio containers. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").


Companion planting: Try growing carrots with spring onions, leeks and mint, whose aromatic leaves deter carrot root fly.


Useful links:

How to grow carrotsCompanion Planting

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    • 1 packet (100 carrot seeds)

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    • £1.99

Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red' - Kew Collection Seeds

Beard Tongue

A plant collector's item for decades. Husker's Red is an unusual Penstemon offering maroon-red , occasionally bronze-green foliage when grown from seed. This is coupled with contrasting spikes of blushed pink flowers making useful late summer colour for borders.Height: 50-75cm (20-30in).
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    • 1 packet (40 penstemon seeds)

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Carrot 'Caracas'

Daucus carota

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With its short conical roots, Carrot 'Caracas' is a good choice for growing on heavier soils, and ideal for sowing in containers as 'baby' carrots. 'Chantenay' types are increasingly popular in the supermarket but have been a gardeners' favourite for years. The rich orange flesh of these coreless roots have an outstanding flavour, whether they are eaten fresh or stored for later in the year. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").


Companion planting: Try growing carrots with spring onions, leeks and mint, whose aromatic leaves deter carrot root fly.


Useful links:

How to grow carrotsCompanion Planting

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    • 1 packet (500 carrot seeds)

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    • £1.99

Sweet Pea 'Bright and Breezy' - Kew Collection Seeds

Lathyrus odoratus

A refreshing mix containing just six varieties - some of which have yet to be released individually! Sweet Pea 'Bright and Breezy' blends these specially selected colours for a clean, fresh, summery appearance with a rich, characteristic, sweet pea perfume. These large, wavy-edged blooms are carried on strong stems that are ideal for cutting. Height: 180cm (71") Spread: 30cm (12").

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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 sweet pea seeds)

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Runner Bean 'Pickwick' (Dwarf)

Phaseolus coccineus

This dwarf runner bean is ideal for planting in smaller gardens and containers on the patio. The bushy, self supporting plants of Runner Bean 'Pickwick' produce masses of scarlet flowers that are followed by good yields of short, succulent beans. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


Useful links:

Companion PlantingHow to grow Runner Beans


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (12 runner bean seeds)

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    • £2.09

Courgette 'Firenze' F1 Hybrid

Cucurbita pepo, Zucchini

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This prolific variety produces good yields of small, slender glossy green courgettes. When harvested regularly Courgette 'Firenze' will crop continuously throughout the summer. These plants have an open bushy habit and few spines making the fruits easy to harvest. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 90cm (35").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Companion planting: Try growing courgettes with Calendula to attract pollinating insects which will in turn pollinate your courgette flowers.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (6 courgette seeds)

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    • £2.09

Rocket 'Sweet Oakleaf' - Kew Collection Seeds

Eruca vesicaria subsp. sativa, Arugula, Rucola, Roquette, Mediterranean Rocket

New British breeding of this increasingly popular subject, to ensure good performance in a cooler climate. Attractive oak leaved with a flavour combining sweetness with a pungent Wild Rocket kick.

 

Culinary note: Rocket flowers are edible.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (600 rocket seeds)

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Godetia 'Lady In Blue' - Kew Collection Seeds

Clarkia tenella, Satin Flower, Godetia bottae, Eucharidium

Silky blue flowers, lightly scalloped and a pure white centre are produced over a long period. From red stems, her lanceolate foliage is light green tipped in maroon. More info
    • 1 packet (200 godetia seeds)

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Tomato 'Bajaja'

Solanum lycopersicum L.

Basket/ Container.

This sweet and juicy cherry tomato is so prolific that each plant can produce up to 700 small, 8-10g (½oz), juicy red fruits. With crops of that size there will be plenty of delicious tomatoes for snacking on, as well as adding to salads and other culinary dishes. Tomato 'Bajaja' is a versatile variety as its size can be controlled by the size of the container in which it is planted. This makes it ideal for an early tomato crop in patio containers, and this compact bush variety won't require side shooting, making it particularly easy to grow. Height and spread: 35cm (14").


Companion planting: Try growing tomatoes with French marigolds to deter whitefly, and basil, chives or mint to deter aphids and other pests.



Useful links:

How to grow tomatoesHow to stop blight
Tomato selector guideCompanion Planting

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    • 1 packet (15 tomato seeds)

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    • £1.99

Tomato 'Sweet 'n' Neat Cherry Red'

Solanum lycopersicum L.

Basket/ Container.

An ultra compact, upright bush variety reaching only 30cm (12") in height. Tomato 'Sweet 'n' neat Cherry Red' produces good crops of sweet cherry tomatoes for continuous picking throughout summer. This compact variety is ideal for patio containers due to its compact habit and can even be grown on a sunny windowsill. Height and spread: 30cm (12").


Companion planting: Try growing tomatoes with French marigolds to deter whitefly, and basil, chives or mint to deter aphids and other pests.



Useful links:

How to grow tomatoesHow to stop blight
Tomato selector guideCompanion Planting

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    • 1 packet (5 tomato seeds)

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    • £2.99