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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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Salad Leaves 'Colourfully Mild Mix' - Kew Collection Seeds

Brassica rapa var. nipposinica, Brassica rapa var. chinensis, Brassica rapa var. perviridis, Japanese Greens, Japanese Mustard Spinach, Chinese Cabbage, Pak Choi, Bok Choy

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A fast-growing salad leaf mix, colourful and mild tasting, ideal for sowing in containers outside throughout the summer, and inside on a windowsill during the winter. A 'Cut 'n' Come Again' mix ready to cut from 25 days in summer and 50 days during winter.

Mixture contains : Red Mizuna, Broad Leaf Mizuna, Golden Yellow Pak Choy, Komatsuna.

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    • 1 packet (500 salad seeds)

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Salad Leaves 'Cut 'n' Come Again'

Japanese Greens, Arugula, Rucola, Oriental Mustard, Pak Choy, Borecole

A quick growing salad leaf mixture, ideal for sowing in containers outdoors throughout the summer, and indoors on a windowsill during the winter. Salad Leaves Cut 'n' Come Again is ready to cut from 25 days in summer and 50 days during winter.Mixture contains: Mizuna, Salad Rocket, Red Mustard, Pak Choi, Red Russian Kale, Golden Yellow Chinese Cabbage. More info
    • 1 packet (300 salad 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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Dwarf Bean 'Amethyst' - Kew Collection Seeds

Phaseolus vulgaris, French Bean, Green Bean, Bush Bean

These compact plants produce a succession of tasty, stringless, quick maturing beans over a long picking season. The slender pods, each measuring about 15cm (6") long, turn to an attractive shade of green once cooked. With its pretty mauve flowers and colourful purple beans, Dwarf Bean 'Amethyst' makes an attractive addition to the vegetable plot. 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 (70 dwarf bean seeds)

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Pea 'Bingo' (Early Maincrop)

Pisum sativum

Early Maincrop.

Dark green, semi leafless plants produce pods in pairs, averaging 8 dark green peas per pod. Pea 'Bingo' is a heavy cropper, even in poor growing conditions. This early maincrop cultivar has strong root rot tolerance and good powdery mildew resistance. An ideal variety for growing in open ground or containers on the patio. Height: 80cm (31"). Spread: 25cm (10").



Useful links:

How to grow peas


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

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    • 1 packet (100 pea seeds)

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Spinach 'Picasso' F1 Hybrid

Spinacia oleracea

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Spinacia oleracea. Dark green, semi-savoy-leaved variety producing plenty of 'baby leaves'. Spinach Picasso is slow to bolt (run to seed). Perfect in containers. Can be grown all year indoors for 'baby leaves'.
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    • 1 packet (300 spinach seeds)

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Courgette 'Midnight' F1 Hybrid

Cucurbita pepo, Zucchini

This is British breeding at its best. The compact, bushy plants of Courgette 'Midnight' are virtually spine free, making easier harvesting of the delicious dark green, slightly-speckled courgettes. This compact variety is ideal for growing in containers on the patio. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 90cm (36").

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 (10 courgette seeds)

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    • £3.29

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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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    How to grow Basil


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

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    • 1 packet (35 basil seeds)

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Kale 'Starbor' F1 Hybrid

Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group), Borecole

This uniform variety can be grown year round on the windowsill for a constant supply of tasty baby leaves. If grown outdoors for a mature crop, Kale 'Starbor' produces delicious blue-green leaves with a superb flavour and texture. The densely curled leaves are extremely winter hardy and stand well for harvesting over a very long period. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Companion planting: Try growing kale with Nasturtiums to draw cabbage white butterflies away from your crop, and mint to help deter flea beetles.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (25 kale seeds)

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Spring Onion 'Purplette'

Allium cepa, Bunching Onion, Scallion

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An early bulbing, glossy purple-red skinned salad onion when small. The colour changes to lovely pastel pink when larger bulbs are pickled or cooked.

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    • 1 packet (300 spring onion seeds)

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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 (500 rocket seeds)

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Spring Onion 'Pompeii'

Allium cepa, Bunching Onion, Scallion

Allium cepa. A quick growing, silver skinned cocktail/pickling onion. Spring Onion Pompeii is succulent and ideal for sowing thinly in containers or window boxes. More info
    • 1 packet (300 spring onion 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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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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Parsnip 'Arrow'

Pastinaca sativa

This slender shouldered variety is ideal for growing at high density as mini vegetables, or in patio containers with a minimum depth of 30cm (12"). The bayonet shaped roots of Parsnip 'Arrow' are virtually coreless with a tender and sweet flavour. Height and spread: 45cm (18"). More info
    • 1 packet (100 parsnip seeds)

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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: The peppery flavour of the leaves and colourful flowers will enrich salads and the unripened seeds can used like capers – delicious combined with cream cheese or butter in canapés. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (20 nasturtium seeds)

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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)

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Pea 'Avola' (First Early) - Kew Collection Seeds

Pisum sativum

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First early

This compact variety grows to just 60cm (24") tall making it perfect for containers and small plots. Pea 'Avola' is early maturing, producing an abundance of tender pods, each packed with up to 8 succulent peas of a superb sweet flavour. Surplus crops from this variety freeze particularly well. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 25cm (10").



Useful links:

How to grow peas


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

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    • 1 packet (250 pea seeds)

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Leek 'Lancelot'

Allium porrum

Allium porrum. An alternative as a milder flavoured spring onion when sown thickly. Leek Lancelot is ideal for growing in containers, use in salads, stir-fries or as a steamed vegetable. Also grow as a full sized leek for autumn and winter harvesting. More info
    • 1 packet (75 leek seeds)

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Chilli Pepper 'Krakatoa' F1 Hybrid (Hot)

Capsicum annuum, 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)

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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 dwarf bean seeds)

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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)

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Turnip 'Atlantic'

Brassica rapa (Rapifera Group)

Brassica rapa var. rapa. Flatter, globe-shaped roots with purple crowns and white bases, ideal as baby turnips when the taste is sweet and succulent. Dark green, erect leaves are ideal steamed as 'greens'. Turnip Atlantic is ideal for growing in containers.


Companion planting: Try growing turnips with Nasturtiums to draw cabbage white butterflies away from your crop, and mint to help deter flea beetles.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (100 turnip seeds)

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Cornflower 'Dairy Maid' - Kew Collection Seeds

Amberboa moschata, Centaurea moschata, Sweet Sultan

Beautiful, large, sweet scented flowers of a gorgeous golden yellow, a new and exciting colour which we have not been able to offer on its own before. Perfect for cutting and a very easy and lovely plant for bedding or border.Height: 45-60cm (18-24in).
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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)

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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 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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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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