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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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Osteospermum 'African Sun'

Dimorphotheca sinuata, African Daisy, Star of the Veldt, Dimorphotheca aurantiaca

Bushy, free-flowering plants, like a radiant sun with eye-catching golden yellow and vibrant orange bicoloured blooms. Stunning n containers as well as hot, dry borders, attracting bees and butterflies. Height: 30-45cm (12-18 inches).

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    • 1 packet (80 osteospermum seeds)

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    • £0.99

Marigold 'Striped Marvel'

Tagetes patula, French Marigold

Raised by a Scottish T&M customer. We are delighted to introduce such a refreshing break in colour. Each petal is evenly divided by a red and yellow stripe and this produces a thoroughly eye-catching effect. The bushy, uniform plants produce masses of flowers, excellent for bedding and particularly good for cutting, lasting well in water. Occasional all yellow bloom produced through climate stress. Height: 60-75cm (24-30in).

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 (100 marigold seeds)

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    • £1.99 £0.99

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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    • £3.69
    • 2 packets (60 cosmos seeds)

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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

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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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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    • £2.99

Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Chanson Orange & Yellow Bicolour' F1 Hybrid

Trailing stems up to 45cm (18in) An outstanding basket variety producing long trailing stems, smothered in large double and semi-double Camelia-like flowers, in two spectacular bicolour shades. Ideal for filling baskets, window boxes or Flower PouchesT with colour, from July right though to October. Height: 23-30cm (9-12in). Stems trail to 80cm (32in) in length.

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 (30 begonia seeds)

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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 (20 cucamelon seeds)

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    • £2.49

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 'Dune Mixed'

Tagetes erecta, African Marigold

From the best of British breeding this outstanding African marigold offers amazing garden and container performance, in an eye-catching mixture of yellow, gold and orange. The flowers of this superb annual have a unique petal formation which prevents excessive water being held in the blooms, making them extremely weather resistant. Superb value for money, Marigold 'Dune Mixed' is the best open-pollinated marigold available! Height and spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 1 packet (40 marigold seeds)

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    • £2.99

Rudbeckia hirta 'Kelvedon Star'

Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan

Bright and cheerful flowers all summer long with this new introduction. The breeding techniques required to fix a pattern in flowers can be most painstaking, but invariably it achieves a striking combination that makes a wonderful garden plant and in this case the finest of cut flowers too. Masses of huge 4in flowers in bright yellow with the darkest brown centre which gives a welcome extension of colour to the late summer border. Ideal for cutting, also beds and borders. Height 75-90cm (30-36in).
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    • 1 packet (100 rudbeckia seeds)

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    • £2.99 £0.99

Zinnia elegans 'Zinderella Peach'

Zinnia elegans

Zinderella Zinnias are real eyecatchers! Attractive orange blooms with cream and rose detailing create a peach hue to the blooms, with each producing a strong central crest. Add height and interest to the middle of the border. Set in front of Zinnia 'Zinderella Lilac' for an orderly tiered display of blooms right through summer. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 1 packet (18 zinnia seeds)

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    • £3.49