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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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Snake Gourd - RHS endorsed seeds for children

Trichosanthes cucumerina

I'm a strange 'gourd' that makes an exciting plant to grow as I have fruits that look like slippery snakes! When my fruits are dried you can paint me with spots, stars, stripes or whatever you like! Height: 2m. Why Not invite your friends round and see who can paint the brightest or craziest snake?

These seeds are endorsed by the RHS.

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    • 1 packet (5 snake gourd seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £1.69

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)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £0.99

Zinnia marylandica 'Double Zahara Strawberry'

Boasting an exceptionally long flowering period, we believe Zinnia 'Double Zahara Strawberry' to be the best double, dwarf Zinnia on the market. Large, fully double blooms in a vivid strawberry colour are produced in abundance on compact, low-growing plants. With good heat and drought tolerance and excellent disease resistance, these exciting annuals need little maintenance to put on a fabulous display. Height and spread: 45cm (18"). More info
    • 1 packet (12 zinnia seeds)

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    • £3.99

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)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £1.69

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)

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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

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

Osteospermum 'African Sun'

Dimorphotheca sinuata, African Daisy, Star of the Veldt, Dimorphotheca aurantiaca

Bushy, free-flowering plants, like a radiant sun with eye-catching golden yellow and vibrant orange bicoloured blooms. Stunning n containers as well as hot, dry borders, attracting bees and butterflies. Height: 30-45cm (12-18 inches).

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    • 1 packet (80 osteospermum seeds)

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    • £0.99

Petunia grandiflora 'Double Cascade Burgundy Plum Vein' F1 Hybrid

Giant, fully double flowers of burgundy or plum veined, often more than 10cm (4in) across! Add to this its cascading habit and you have one of the very best basket and container plants creating a waterfall of pleated powderpuffs all summer long. Height: 23-30cm (9-12in). 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.Click here to buy now. More info
    • 1 packet (25 petunia seeds)

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    • £3.49

Dahlia variabilis 'Giant Hybrids Mixed'

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Huge flowered, double, semi-double and a few singles of the best cut flower varieties. Height: 90-150cm (3-5ft).

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    • 1 packet (40 dahlia seeds)

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    • £2.99

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

Marigold 'Striped Marvel'

Tagetes patula, French Marigold

Raised by a Scottish T&M customer. We are delighted to introduce such a refreshing break in colour. Each petal is evenly divided by a red and yellow stripe and this produces a thoroughly eye-catching effect. The bushy, uniform plants produce masses of flowers, excellent for bedding and particularly good for cutting, lasting well in water. Occasional all yellow bloom produced through climate stress. Height: 60-75cm (24-30in).

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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    • £1.99 £0.99