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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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Nasturtium 'Tom Thumb' - Kew for Kids Children's Seeds

Tropaeolum majus, Indian Cress

Dwarf compact plants bearing brilliantly coloured single' flowers in a wide colour range. Easy plants, for beds, borders, containers and even dry sunny banks. Height 15-23cm (6-9in).

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

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    • 1 packet (40 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £1.59

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”).

Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.99

Coleus 'Palisandra' - Kew Collection Seeds

Solenostemon scutellarioides, Painted Nettle, Coleus blumei var. verschaffeltii

Almost certainly the purest and deepest colour in existence. Lush, rich, broad leaves, like velvet, lightly serrated and nearly black in colour. Superb mixed with summer patio container plants. More info
    • 1 packet (15 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.99

Salvia splendens 'Red Arrow' - Kew Collection Seeds

Scarlet Sage

An excellent all-rounder. Red Arrow produces lots of vivid red flowers set-off against deep green foliage and its excellent lateral branching habit makes it very effective in mass displays in beds, borders etc. Recommended also for window boxes, patio tubs, containers etc. Flowers summer. Height 28cm (11 in). More info
    • 1 packet (50 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.09

Basil 'Aristotle' - Kew Collection Seeds

Ocimum minimum, Greek Basil, Bush Basil

Neat, compact mounds of small leaves with a most delicious flavour make Basil 'Aristotle' a stunning ornamental, edible pot plant. The aromatic foliage adds flavour to all manner of dishes, particularly Italian recipes. This Greek basil is perfect for growing on the kitchen windowsill or in containers outside the back door. Height: 20cm (8”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

Useful links:

How to grow herbs


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

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    • 1 packet (35 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.99

Dwarf Bean 'Bellini'

Phaseolus vulgaris, French Bean, Green Bean, Bush Bean

Red flowers are followed by slender, stringless green pods that are produced on sturdy, upright plants. Dwarf Bean 'Bellini' produces its crop high on the stems making easier picking and better quality pods as they don't touch the soil surface. A superb compact variety that can even be grown in containers and window boxes where space is at a premium. Height: 60cm (24”). Spread: 30cm (12”).


Companion planting: Try growing French beans with Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (12 bean seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £1.99

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”).

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


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 Planting

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    • 1 packet (12 runner bean seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.09

Lettuce 'Hollywood' (Iceberg/Crisphead) - Kew Collection Seeds

Lactuca sativa

This medium sized Iceberg lettuce produces dense, rounded heads with few waste outer leaves. Lettuce 'Hollywood' has a compact habit making it ideal for the smaller garden. This excellent variety has good mildew resistance and tip-burn tolerance. Height: 20cm (8”). Spread: 30cm (12”). More info
    • 1 packet (350 lettuce seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.99

Lupin 'Dwarf Fairy Pink' - Kew Collection Seeds

Lupinus elegans

A unique, fragrant, dwarf annual Lupin in beautiful shades of soft pink. Free flowering, bushy plants, with a delightful sweet pea fragrance in the evenings. Can be enjoyed in a sunny border or large container on the patio.Height: 60-75cm (24-30in). More info
    • 1 packet (40 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2014
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    • £2.09

Meconopsis cambrica 'Double Mixed' - Kew Collection Seeds

Welsh Poppy

Welsh Poppy. An exclusive and rare mix of silky pom-pom blooms in orange, red and yellow. The Welsh Poppy is a breezy perennial for dappled shade, blooming from mid-spring right through to autumn. Occasionally an odd single flower may also appear. More info
    • 1 packet (40 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.99

Chilli Pepper 'Krakatoa' F1 Hybrid (Hot)

Capsicum anuum, Chili Pepper

This compact Chilli Pepper makes an ideal 'ornamental edible' for the windowsill or outside in a sunny spot on the patio. Chilli Pepper 'Krakatoa' produces masses of fiery, upright, pale green chillies, turning vivid red throughout the summer. Height: 25cm (10”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

Useful links:

How to grow chilli peppers

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    • 1 packet (6 chilli pepper seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.99

Mimosa pudica - Kew for Kids Children's Seeds

Sensitive Plant

"Sensitive Plant", so called because the leaflets fold up in a most spectacular manner when touched or blown by the wind. Run your hand over the plant and the leaves will fold up and the leaf stalk will drop as if on a hinge. The movements are quickest with young plants in bright sunshine. They return to their normal condition in a few minutes. More info
    • 1 packet (60 seeds)

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    • £1.59