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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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Sunflower 'Little Dorrit' - Kew for Kids Children's Seeds

Helianthus annuus

Little Dorrit produces a large, rich yellow head with a deep chocolate centre above an imposing pyramid of huge foliage. A rather exciting little plant for the border, which will cause intrigue, excitement and evoke comment from all. Easy to grow; ideal for children.


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. 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 (15 seeds)

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    • £1.59
    • Out of stock

Carrot 'Nandor' F1 Hybrid - Kew Collection Seeds

Daucus carota

Coreless, blunt ended, cylindrical roots with a bright orange skin and an outstanding flavour. Carrot 'Nandor' is one of the finest baby carrots available, at its best when freshly pulled and eaten raw, or lightly steamed. These superb 'finger carrots' are ideal for successional sowings in 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 (350 carrot seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.09

Verbena x hybrida 'St George' - Kew Collection Seeds

Glandularia, Vervain, Verbena x hortensis

The best Verbena we have ever seen in our trials. Mildew resistant plants, with deep green foliage and a spreading habit will easily fill an area of 40 x 40cm (16 x 16in). Stunning red and white flowers smother the plants, adding a patriotic feel to your borders or containers. Height: 15-25cm (6-10in).
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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.09

Nasturtium 'Whirlybird Cream' - Kew Collection Seeds

Tropaeolum majus, Indian Cress

A delicious separate colour with creamy butter-milk, semi-double flowers held well above rich green foliage.

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

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    • 1 packet (20 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of October 2014
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    • £2.29

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)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.99

Broad Bean 'Statissa'

Vicia faba, Fava Beans

Broad Bean 'Statissa' is a superb, compact variety with a neat upright habit that makes it ideal for growing in containers. This early setting variety produces short, slender pods. Harvest them regularly while still small for delicious 'mangetout' pods to eat raw or steamed, or allow the pods to fill out with tasty small beans. Height: 70cm (28”). Spread: 30cm (12”).


Companion planting: Try growing broad beans with summer savory to help repel black bean aphids, a common pest of broad beans.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (12 broad bean seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £1.99

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

More info
    • 1 packet (100 carrot seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £1.99

Sweet Pepper 'Ingrid'

Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Grossum Group), Bell Pepper

Capsicum annuum. Compact 'ornamental edible' on the windowsill or outside in a sunny spot, producing abundant green turning black to red sweet peppers throughout the summer. Pepper Sweet Ingrid makes an attractive and edible feature on a windowsill or sunny patio. More info
    • 1 packet (6 sweet pepper seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £1.99

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 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.09