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RHS Seed Collection


The trend to 'Grow Your Own' vegetables continues to hit record levels. Thompson & Morgan has joined forces with the Royal Horticultural Society to offer the RHS Vegetable Collection designed to appeal to gardeners both young and old. Each of these superb seed vegetables has been selected for their outstanding garden performance, yield and flavour in all growing conditions.
The RHS Garden Explorers seed range is designed to encourage children into the world of gardening and boost their interest in the 'Grow Your Own' movement. This educational and interactive seed range is aimed at families and children.



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Radish 'French Breakfast 3'

Raphanus sativus

 Customer Rating
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

This popular old variety has stood the test of time. It's crisp, crunchy, cylindrical roots have a strong, clean flavour that spice up your summer salads. An RHS AGM variety, Radish 'French Breakfast 3', produces reliable crops of attractive red skinned roots with bright white tips. An ideal crop for containers, window boxes and greenhouse borders. Sow regularly for continuous succulent roots throughout the summer. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 10cm (4").

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


Companion planting: Try growing radishes with mint to deter flea beetles, which chew irregular holes in the leaves.


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    • 1 packet (1000 radish seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £2.09

Lavender 'Hidcote'

Lavandula angustifolia, English Lavender

Lavender Hidcote will display stunning violet-blue compact spikes. This classic English lavender plant has an attractive grey-green fragrant foliage. Makes low, thick hedge. Height: 30-60cm (1-2ft).

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

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    • 1 packet (50 lavender seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £0.99

Poppy 'Ladybird'

Papaver commutatum, Caucasian Scarlet Poppy

Charming relative of the corn field poppy producing shining crimson single blooms with a black blotch. Easy and cheerful. Developed using a species introduced by our founder Wm. Thompson, from Russia in 1876.
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    • 1 packet (300 poppy seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £2.69

Primula vialii

An utterly different and unique primula. Dainty, eye-catching, kniphofia-like flowerscape with carmine, rose and purple mingled together. Will grow in an open border but best in semi-shade.
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    • 1 packet (100 primula seeds)

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    • £1.49
    • Out of stock

Salvia patens

Gentian Sage

A classic border plant, ideal for adding a cool blue drift to your planting schemes. The attractive, large blue hooded florets are borne on erect stems above toothed foliage. First year flowering, blooms throughout the summer into autumn. Height: 45-60cm (18-24in).
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    • 1 packet (15 salvia seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £0.99

Lettuce 'Little Gem' (Cos)

Lactuca sativa

Cos Lettuce 'Little Gem' is one of the earliest varieties to mature, producing small compact plants which are packed with a crisp, sweet heart. This RHS Award of Garden Merit cultivar grows well under cloches and also has excellent root aphid resistance making it a gardener's favourite. Height and spread: 20cm (8").
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    • 1 packet (1250 lettuce seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £1.99

Echium pininana

Tower of Jewels, Giant Viper's Bugloss, Tree Echium, Echium pinnifolium

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No wonder this is also called Tower of Jewels or 'Pride of Tenerife! Exceptionally tall flower spikes packed with either rose or purple-blue flowers, interspersed with silver-green lanceolate leaves.

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    • 1 packet (25 echium seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £3.99

Runner Bean 'White Lady'

Phaseolus coccineus

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A premier variety in every way! Vigorous, high yielding plants produce the most tender, thick, succulent pods you have ever tasted. The delicious long, mid green beans of Runner Bean ‘White Lady’ are stringless with a wonderful smooth texture. These white flowered plants are less prone to bird attack than their red flowered cousins, and set well, even in high temperatures, guaranteeing a plentiful crop. Height: 3m (10’). 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

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    • 1 packet (30 runner bean seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £3.69

Broccoli 'Belstar' F1 Hybrid (Calabrese)

Brassica oleracea (Italica Group)

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The well domed, small beaded heads of Broccoli 'Belstar' have an excellent flavour, and a healthy green colour. The firm heads of this RHS AGM variety remain in good condition for a long time, producing plenty of side shoots once the central head is cut. This tasty variety can be planted in succession for an ongoing harvest from late summer to autumn. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 40cm (16").


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


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    • 1 packet (50 broccoli seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of November 2015
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    • £2.69

Courgette 'Defender' F1 Hybrid

Cucurbita pepo, Zucchini

This customer favourite crops early, offering a long picking season and yields almost twice that of other varieties. Courgette 'Defender' has an open habit which lets you easily see and pick the heavy, solid mid-green courgettes. This RHS AGM variety also has excellent resistance to Cucumber Mosaic Virus. 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.


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Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (12 courgette seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £2.99

Spinach 'Perpetual' (Spinach Beet)

Beta vulgaris var. vulgaris

 Customer Rating
  • Traditional cooking spinach
If your summer spinach is always running to seed before you manage to get a worthwhile crop off it, then Spinach Perpetual is the variety for you because it virtually never runs to seed in its first season, therefore very good on dry ground. Spinach Perpetual is succulent, prolific and very hardy, suitable for autumn and winter crops too.
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    • 1 packet (250 spinach seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £2.09

Carrot 'Eskimo' F1 Hybrid

Daucus carota

 Customer Rating
  • The most cold-tolerant variety - down to -10¡C

As the name suggests, Carrot 'Eskimo' is one of the most cold tolerant varieties available, coping with winter weather down to -10C when grown on lighter soils. The rich orange, cylindrical roots can be lifted late in the season or even over wintered in free draining conditions. This top quality, RHS AGM variety resists splitting and retains its flavour throughout the autumn and winter - especially if left in the ground. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").


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


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How to grow carrotsCompanion Planting

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    • 1 packet (450 carrot seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £2.99