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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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Cosmos bipinnatus 'Xanthos'

  • A totally new cosmos that's already causing a big stir!
  • Unique cosmos colour
  • Compact and early flowering
  • Garden performance guaranteed

Unique soft-yellow blooms are produced in profusion on compact dwarf plants, bringing real impact to patio containers, beds and borders. This early flowering cosmos will start to bloom in as little as 70 days from sowing, going on to offer to six months of colour from May to October - keep on top of the deadheading and new flowers will just keep coming!



Use the classy blooms en masse for an elegant feel to your displays, if not, set them in combination with other annuals to complement pastel shades or calm hot colours. The stand-out flowers also make a great underplanting to shrubs and hedging. These compact cosmos plants are the perfect option for exposed gardens where taller varieties would be blown about by the wind. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 1 packet (30 cosmos seeds)

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    • £2.49
    • 2 packets (60 cosmos seeds)

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    • £4.49

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 cosmos seeds)

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    • £2.99

Cucamelon 'Melothria'

Melothria scabra, Mexican gherkhin, Mouse Melon

  • This year's must-have, decorative, fruiting climber, ideal for planters

If you want to be on trend in the kitchen and in the garden, join top chefs and celeb gardeners by putting the unusual fruits of cucamelon on your menu this season. This easy to grow fruiting climber performs strongly on a sunny patio or border and even better in the greenhouse, producing heavy crops of mini melon fruits tasting of cucumber with a twist of lime! Eat the grape-sized fruits fresh from the vine all through summer, but do try to save some for salads, salsas and pickles!


The vigorous decorative foliage makes this lush climber truly dual purpose - grow this trendy patio fruit on an ornate obelisk and make it a talking point feature of your summer garden. For maximum fruit production, stop main stems at 2.4m (8ft) and trim back all side shoots to 45cm (18"). Height: 2.4m (8ft). Spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 1 packet (25 cucamelon seeds)

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    • £1.99

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: 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 (50 marigold seeds)

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    • £2.29

Nasturtium majus 'Cream Troika'

Tropaeolum

Enjoy this marvellous trailing nasturtium in your containers and baskets this season. It's easy to grow and will produce masses of beautiful cream flowers, delicately highlighted with spotted centres. The marbled foliage of Nasturtium 'Cream Troika' will also add further interest as it tumbles in abundance from baskets, reaching up to 1m (39inches) in length! It can also be used as groundcover to weave in amongst your other plants and create further interest. Height: 20cm (10"). Spread 100cm (39").

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 (30 nasturtium seeds)

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    • £2.29

Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid

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A best seller, Begonia Apricot Shades is as versatile as it is beautiful! Large, cascading double blooms in sunshine shades of apricot and lemon will pour from your containers from July to October. These tuberous begonias will perform whatever the weather, in sun or semi shade. The trailing habit of Begonia Apricot Shades makes them ideal for hanging baskets, window boxes and flower pouches for a really impressive display that will light up even a shady corner. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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 (15 begonia seeds)

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    • £3.99

Rudbeckia hirta 'Green Eyes'

Coneflower, Rudbeckia 'Irish Eyes', Black-eyed Susan

Unique, with pointed yellow petals and olive green eye. Well branched, good for cutting.
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    • 1 packet (500 rudbeckia seeds)

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Marigold 'Durango Bee' F1 Hybrid

Tagetes patula, French Marigold

A luxuriant variety with intense, rich, orange and yellow anemone-like flower heads, borne on branching, uniform plants. Exceptionally early flowering with outstanding garden performance. Height: 20-25cm (8-10in).

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 (40 marigold seeds)

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    • £2.69

Petunia grandiflora 'Limoncello' F1 Hybrid

The best ever yellow Petunia! Bushy, compact and free-flowering, with large wavy blooms in an attractive two tone creamy-yellow bicolour, resembling the delicious Italian liqueur. Adds a zest of lemon to borders or containers. Prefers a light, well drained soil in full sun. Height 20-25cm (8-10 inches). 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. More info
    • 1 packet (40 petunia seeds)

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Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun'

Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan

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An impressive debut for beds and borders, this unique new plant was awarded a Fleuroselect Gold Medal. The unusual blooms with central green cones and bright orange petals radiating back to lemon yellow, make dazzling cut flowers.

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    • 1 packet (25 rudbeckia seeds)

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    • £3.49

Mina lobata

Ipomoea lobata, Spanish Flag, Ipomoea versicolor, Quamoclit lobata

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An exotic looking climber, with twining stem ideal for rambling over trellises, fences etc. The flowers are very impressive with up to 12 per flower spike producing a spectacular combination as they age. They start off a most powerful and stunning bright red and as they mature they go from red to orange, orange to yellow and from yellow to white and all are out at the same time. A plant positively loaded with flowers is an impressive sight. Climbs to 120-180cm (4-6ft).
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    • 1 packet (16 mina lobata seeds)

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    • £2.99

Bidens ferulifolia 'Golden Eye'

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From T&M's own breeding program comes this prostrate form of Bidens, Ideally suited for baskets and containers or tumbling over low walls, the bright yellow flowers and ferny foliage will enhance the summer sunshine in any garden. Flowers summer. Height: 25-30cm (10-12in).
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    • 1 packet (75 bidens seeds)

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    • £2.99