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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.
Nasturtium 'Black Velvet'
Tropaeolum minus, Indian CressA unique colour in Nasturtiums! Deepest velvety, red-black blooms in abundance above fresh green foliage on neat, dwarf plants. Sure to create an eyecatching display in borders or containers when accompanied by Milkmaid. Will grow in any well-drained soil in full sun.
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.More info
Morning Glory 'Kniolas Black Night'
Ipomoea purpurea, Convolvulus purpureus, Pharbitis purpureaAn abundance of very attractive purple - black flowers with cerise throats, covering this very vigorous climber. Ideal planted in a sunny situation, up trellis or left to ramble amongst other climbers or shrubs. Climbs to 180-240cm (6-8ft). More info
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