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Half-hardy Annual Seeds


Sow half-hardy annuals in early spring, making sure that you protect them from frost. Plant them out after all risk of frost has passed and you'll be rewarded with delightful flowers all throughout the summer. Hint: use the selections in the left menu to narrow down your search for the perfect half-hardy annual seeds for your garden. For direct sowing take a look at our stunning range of hardy annual seeds.



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Petunia hybrida grandiflora 'Superbissima'

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The largest Petunia flowers we have ever seen, bred on from those available over 100 years ago! Robust plants produce huge 10-15cm (4-6in) wide exotic looking frilly blooms, in an attractive mixture of pinks, reds and purples, each with rich veining and attractive dark eyes. An eye-catching addition to borders or containers. Height: 30-35cm (12-14in). Growing tip: Get the best out of your petunias with our specially formulated Petunia Fertiliser - the perfect balance of nutrients to get them off to a flying start and nourish them through the summer.
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    • 1 packet (50 petunia seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £0.99

Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Scentsation Mixed' F1 Hybrid

The very first fragrant Begonia from seed! These vigorous plants produce wonderful, double to semi-double, pastel-coloured flowers and are stunning grown in individual pots or mixed containers. On damp mornings and sunny days, your garden will be filled with a delightful medley of fragrances from fresh lemon to a soft rose scent. This T&M New and Exclusive is sure to sell out, so place your order fast!

Culinary note: Add the bright coloured petals to sandwiches or salads for a light lemon taste and crisp texture. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (50 begonia seeds)

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    • £0.99

Gazania 'Big Kiss White Flame' F1 Hybrid

Treasure Flower

A 'Big' addition to the 'Kiss' Gazania series. Possibly the largest-flowered bedding gazania from seed, the flowers of Gazania Big Kiss are 50% bigger than those of traditional varieties - each bloom is an amazing 12cm (4½in) in diameter! The white and rose striped petals of Gazania Big Kiss White Flame are simply stunning. Flowers all summer in a sunny garden situation - in borders or in containers on the patio. More info
    • 1 packet (15 gazania seeds)

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    • £3.99 £0.99

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Pied Piper Red'

The only separate colour available in the Sea Shells type, with fluted, shell-like petals of velvet crimson-red. The ferny foliage helps to make this a wonderful cut flower as well as a good back of border plant.
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    • 1 packet (100 cosmos seeds)

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    • £0.99

Cosmos sulphureus 'Brightness Mixed'

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Possibly the most free-flowering cosmos of this type. Dwarf and bushy plants are covered with flowers in a delightful mixture of gold, lemon, orange and red from early summer through to the autumn frosts. Spectacular when planted towards the front of annual borders or in containers.


Culinary note: The blooms will add zest to your meal by adding bright splashes of colour, while the young leaves can be added to salads or eaten straight. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (100 cosmos seeds)

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    • £2.99

Nasturtium minus 'Just Peachy'

Tropaeolum minus, Indian Cress

You'll love how the delightful ruffled blooms of Nasturtium 'Just Peachy' sit well above the fresh green foliage of these neat, compact plants. The pretty blooms create a carpet of creamy peach shades that look stunning spilling from borders or containers. Grow some of these easy-to-grow hardy annuals in the vegetable plot too and use the flowers and leaves to brighten salads. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 35cm (14").

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 (17 nasturtium seeds)

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    • £0.99

Swan Gourd - RHS endorsed seeds for children

Lagenaria siceraria, Calabash Gourd

I'm a fun plant to grow as I have spotted fruits with a long neck that make me look like an elegant swan. When my fruits are dried you can paint me with faces or leave me looking like a swan. Height: 2m. Why Not invite your friends round to see who can paint the most beautiful or funniest animal or bird?

These seeds are endorsed by the RHS.

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    • 1 packet (5 swan gourd seeds)

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    • £1.69

Marigold 'Naughty Marietta' - RHS endorsed seeds for children

Tagetes patula, French Marigold

I am a beautiful golden yellow flower with maroon blotches that will look very pretty at the edge of your garden. I will have tons of blooms from summer until it gets cold and frosty. You can also plant me in patio containers. Height: 25cm.Fact - Plants use sunlight to make food.

These seeds are endorsed by the RHS.


Culinary note: The citrus tasting flowers have many uses, try them in salads, sandwiches or seafood dishes too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (100 marigold seeds)

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    • £1.69

Petunia milliflora 'Fantasy' F1 Hybrid

Petunia "Fantasy" has a habit which is not just a miniature but also compact. In fact they are 36 per cent the size of normal multiflora types and it means that plants don't become straggly and untidy but remain neat and uniform. This beautiful formulated mixture comes in a wide range of colours. They are highly floriferous with outstanding garden performance in most conditions and look a real knock-out in containers, baskets and border edging. Growing tip: Get the best out of your petunias with our specially formulated Petunia Fertiliser - the perfect balance of nutrients to get them off to a flying start and nourish them through the summer. More info
    • 1 packet (75 petunia seeds)

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    • £0.99

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Xanthos'

  • A totally new cosmos that's already causing a big stir!
  • Unique cosmos colour
  • Compact and early flowering
  • Garden performance guaranteed

Unique soft-yellow blooms are produced in profusion on compact dwarf plants, bringing real impact to patio containers, beds and borders. This early flowering cosmos will start to bloom in as little as 70 days from sowing, going on to offer to six months of colour from May to October - keep on top of the deadheading and new flowers will just keep coming!



Use the classy blooms en masse for an elegant feel to your displays, if not, set them in combination with other annuals to complement pastel shades or calm hot colours. The stand-out flowers also make a great underplanting to shrubs and hedging. These compact cosmos plants are the perfect option for exposed gardens where taller varieties would be blown about by the wind. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 1 packet (30 cosmos seeds)

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    • £3.69
    • 2 packets (60 cosmos seeds)

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    • £4.49

Cosmos sulphureus 'Ladybird Mixed'

Scarlet red together with tangerine and yellow, semi-double flowers.

Culinary note: The blooms will add zest to your meal by adding bright splashes of colour, while the young leaves can be added to salads or eaten straight. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (35 cosmos seeds)

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    • £3.39 £0.99

Antirrhinum nanum 'Black Prince'

Snapdragon

Deep crimson flowers and bronze foliage.

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

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    • 1 packet (750 antirrhinum seeds)

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    • £0.99