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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.
Rudbeckia hirta 'Kelvedon Star'
Coneflower, Black-eyed SusanMore info
Rudbeckia hirta 'Cappuccino'
Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan
For a fabulous focal point in borders, plant this dazzling rudbeckia! Large 15cm (6in) diameter blooms in bright shades of rusty gold with contrasting darker centres will bloom all summer long. Vigorous, well-branched and heat tolerant plants will produce stunning semi-tall flowers which are perfect for cutting.More info
Marigold 'Single Legion of Honour'
Tagetes patula, French Marigold
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.More info
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