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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.
Dahlia variabilis 'Showpiece Mixed Hybrids'Several plants from this seed have won prizes on the show bench in USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand. This breeding produces sensational miniature decorative dahlias, very double and 3-4in across of a quality normally associated only with the most carefully selected of vegetatively propagated varieties. They have straight, strong stems and are remarkably floriferous in rich, bright colours including gold, crimson, purple, apricot and many shades of red and pink. More info
Amaranthus caudatus 'Fat Spike'
Love-lies-bleeding, Tassel FlowerCustomer Rating
Highly attractive erect fat spikes in deep purplish red, from 3 inch thick tapering to 1 inch, as if standing guard. Ideal as a border filler, and for flower arranging. Height: 90-100cm (3-4ft) More info
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