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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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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 July 2015
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    • £2.69

Onion 'Ishikura' (Bunching Onion)

Allium fistulosum, Oriental Bunching Onion, Spring Onion, Scallion

This perennial oriental bunching onion doesn't produce bulbs but forms clumps of elongated, straight white stems similar spring onions. Alternatively the stems can be earthed up to produce leek-like stems. Onion 'Ishikura' can be harvested when pencil-thin or left to grow as thick as a mature carrot. This RHS AGM variety has a remarkably long harvest period from June to October without the need for successive sowings. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 23cm (9").


Companion planting: Try growing onions with mint to confuse and deter onion fly.


Useful links:

Companion PlantingHow to grow Onions


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

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    • 1 packet (375 onion seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £2.69

Verbena bonariensis

Glandularia, Verbena patagonica

Tall heads of bright, eye-catching rosy lavender, adding a tranquil tropical feel to borders. Height: 120-150cm (4-5ft).
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    • 1 packet (200 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.99

Anemanthele lessoniana

Pheasant's Tail Grass, New Zealand Wind Grass, Stipa arundinacea

A beautiful, hardy, arching grass with strands of glimmering ruby-red that shine through the lime-green swards in summer. The evergreen foliage slowly turns a rich bronze-brown shade for a stunning winter display. This airy evergreen grass is spectacular when ruffled by the breeze, adding movement to borders and containers. Plant Anemanthele lessoniana in large drifts for maximum impact. Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 120cm (47").
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    • 1 packet (100 anemanthele seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
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    • £0.69

Sweetcorn 'Swift' F1 Hybrid

Zea mays, Sweetcorn 'Extra Tender and Sweet'

Tendersweet. Superior in both taste and texture, Sweetcorn Swift F1 is quicker to germinate and has better vigour than other varieties. Produces 2-3, 18cm (7½in) cobs per plant, each with 16-18 rows of bright yellow tender sweet kernels. Flavour guide: rich and sugar-sweet. Sweetcorn Extra Tender & Sweet F1 has long lasting flavour and is easy to grow. Isolation from other sweetcorn varieties not required.
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    • 1 packet (30 sweetcorn seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £2.69

Cucumber 'Cucino' F1 Hybrid

Cucumis sativus

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Greenhouse/ Outdoors type.

Perfect lunchbox snacks - these exciting little 'cucino' cucumbers can be eaten straight from the plant without peeling. Cucumber 'Cucino' produces crisp, flavoursome mini-fruits prolifically throughout the season. This RHS AGM variety can be grown against supports in the greenhouse or in a sheltered position outdoors. Height: 3m (9'). Spread: 45cm (18").



Useful links:

How to grow cucumbers

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    • 1 packet (4 cucumber seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £3.99

Passiflora alata

Fragrant Granadilla, Winged stem passion flower

Attractive and sweetly scented 10cm (4in) flowers of purple/white and crimson. Flowering spring through to autumn in a heated conservatory or greenhouse. Edible fruits, popular in Brazilian markets.
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    • 1 packet (6 passiflora seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £0.99

Carrot 'Autumn King 2'

Daucus carota

An RHS AGM variety producing splendid, long roots up to 30cm (12") long, with a deep rich red colour inside. Carrot 'Autumn King 2' can be harvested from late summer or left in the ground throughout winter without fear of splitting. These magnificent roots do particularly well in heavyweight classes at local shows. 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 (1600 carrot seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £2.19

Aquilegia caerulea

Rocky Mountain Columbine, Colarado Blue Columbine, Granny's Bonnet

Possibly the most beautiful Aquilegia of all. With glorious light to deep blue flowers 2-3in across sometimes fetching bi-coloured with white. An excellent border perennial, grand for cutting, in bloom for several weeks and will grow in sun or light shade. Flowers late spring/early summer. Height: 30-35cm (12-14in)
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    • 1 packet (100 aquilegia seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £2.99

Tropaeolum speciosum

Flame Nasturtium, Flame Flower, Flame Creeper

Flame Flower. Gorgeous scarlet flowered climber. Climbs to 180-300cm (6-10ft).
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    • 1 packet (10 tropaeolum speciosum seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £4.69

Morning Glory 'Heavenly Blue'

Ipomoea tricolor, Ipomoea rubrocaerulea

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Gorgeous sky blue flowers, up to 6cm (2½in) across that open in the morning, appear throughout summer on this free-flowering, elegant climber. Also suitable for greenhouse or conservatory growing. Prefers a sunny, sheltered, warm site; Beautiful climber ideal for warm site trellis, fences, poles, etc.
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    • 1 packet (50 morning glory seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £2.49

Foxglove 'Apricot'

Digitalis purpurea

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An outstanding introduction producing large spikes of a lovely shade of Apricot. A most unusual and sought after colour. Excellent for the border in sun or part shade, and very useful as a cut flower. Flowers early summer. Height 1.3-1.5m (4-5ft).
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    • 1 packet (450 foxglove seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £0.99