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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.
Morning Glory 'Hazelwood Blues'
IpomoeaThe stunning colour mixture of Ipomoea Hazelwood Blues brings together some of the most attractive shades of blue available in Morning Glories. This is a truly vigorous annual climber, ideal for covering fences, trellis or an ornamental garden arch. Ipomoea Hazelwood Blues will also look spectacular planted in a large container and then trained up and through an obelisk to create a wonderful patio feature. More info
Cosmos bipinnatus 'Cupcakes'
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: 120cm (48"). Spread: 60cm (24").More info
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