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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.



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Nasturtium 'Phoenix'

Tropaeolum minus, Indian Cress

Curious split petals make the flame-like flowers of Nasturium ‘Phoenix’ particularly eye catching. Prolific and free flowering, the blooms are produced in abundance in beautiful fiery shades of gold, orange and red. Like all Nasturtiums, it’s easy to grow. Let its bushy stems spill from hanging baskets and window boxes or create a carpet of colour in beds and borders. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").

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

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    • 1 packet (25 nasturtium seeds)

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    • £2.49

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.

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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

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    • £2.69

Marigold 'Tomato Growing Secret'

Tagetes patula, French Marigold

For many decades in certain parts of the old world it has been the practice to grow African or French marigolds of a certain type to repel white fly on tomatoes in greenhouses or outdoors. It has also been found that the tomatoes grow better and bear more fruit with marigolds around them.

 

Culinary note: French Marigold 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 (50 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
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    • £2.69

Nasturtium 'Firebird'

Tropaeolum majus, Indian Cress

  • Stunning in baskets or containers
This eye-catching trailing Nasturtium is superb for hanging baskets where it will create neat cascades of fiery blooms, above unusual variegated foliage. Try growing Nasturtium 'Firebird' in baskets, window boxes and containers and watch it ignite your patio all summer long! The edible flowers are also great added to salads for a peppery kick. Trails to: 40cm (16").

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

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    • 1 packet (30 seeds)

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    • £2.69

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Gazebo Mixed'

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A mid-height, easy to grow annual with well branched plants which come into flower earlier than most varieties. The attractive fern-like foliage is crowned with many large blooms of velvet red, rose-pink and pure white. An ideal border filler, or simply use in a large container or as a bedding plant. Flowers summer. Height: 60cm (24in).
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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

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    • £2.99

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Cupcakes'


  • New in 2015

The latest creation to come from the World-renowned Thompson & Morgan plant breeding programme. Back in 2007, US customer Diane Engdahl of Santa Rosa, California, sent us seeds of an unusual cosmos growing in her back yard. Instead of having separate petals like most cosmos, all petals are fused into one single cup, completely changing the normally daisy-looking flower. Since then our breeders have been busy fixing the unusual trait across the colour mix, developing new shades and refining the habit of this uniquely shaped 'cupcake' cosmos. The result? An easy to grow, free-flowering three colour blend of single and semi-double blooms on tall bushy plants ideal for border designs and container growing. Cosmos 'Cupcakes' was the stand out performer in our 2014 flower trials, coping well and looking great come rain, shine or drought. This is our must-have flower for 2015, we just know you'll want to show it off to everyone. Height 1.2m (4').

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    • 1 packet (100 cosmos seeds)

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    • £1.99
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Cosmos bipinnatus 'Purity'

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Ferny foliage and graceful pure white flowers up to 4in or more in diameter make this an effective and popular, easy annual. Flowers summer to autumn. Height 3 to 4 feet.
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Cosmos 'Cosimo Red-White'

White petals suffused with a vibrant shade of raspberry red that bleeds in from the edge of each daisy-like bloom. This bushy, dwarf Cosmos is early flowering and continues to bloom prolifically all summer long above masses of delicate ferny foliage. Cosmos 'Cosimo Red-White' is ideal for bulking up borders or planting in large drifts for annual bedding displays - it makes a great cut flower too! Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 40cm (16"). More info
    • 1 packet (40 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £2.49

Thunbergia alata 'Superstar Orange'

Black-eyed Susan

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A stunning bright orange Black-Eyed Susan with the largest flowers we have ever seen on a seed raised Thunbergia. Vigorous plants quickly cover a trellis against a sunny fence, or look spectacular growing up an obelisk in a container.
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    • 1 packet (12 seeds)

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    • £3.99

Dahlia variabilis 'Bishop's Children'

A fiery mix of such striking colour, yet with the innocent flower faces of Bishop's Children. Mid-height, and blends extremely well into borders. However, be warned that a colour eruption may occur! Spectacular in bedding and containers, and as a cut flower.Height: 60-75cm (24-30 inches). Planting distance 12-18 inches.
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    • 1 packet (50 seeds)

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Marigold 'Alumia Vanilla Cream'

Tagetes patula, French Marigold

This striking British bred variety has unique, lemon yellow blooms; a colour never seen before in French Marigolds. The short, branching plants have a neat uniform habit that is ideal for planting en masse. Marigold ‘Alumia Vanilla Cream’ gives a superb garden performance, flowering over a long period and attracting pollinating insects to its blooms. Perfect for planting in beds, edging pathways or filling window boxes and patio containers. Height and spread: 25cm (10").

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

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    • 1 packet (50 seeds)

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    • £2.09

Nasturtium 'Jewel of Africa'

Tropaeolum majus, Indian Cress

T&M own breeding. At last! Variegated climbing Nasturtiums. Available in a balanced mixture of yellows, reds, creams and peach/pinks with foliage which is attractively marbled and striped with cream, against a light green background. They make fantastic, dramatic container and basket plants or simply use them for effective ground cover. They also look good trailing and climbing over conifers, hedges and short walls. Please Note: Occasionally some plants produce pure green foliage, many but not all will develop variegation at a later stage.

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

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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £2.99