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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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Nasturtium minus 'Just Peachy'

Tropaeolum minus, Indian Cress

You'll love how the delightful ruffled blooms of Nasturtium 'Just Peachy' sit well above the fresh green foliage of these neat, compact plants. The pretty blooms create a carpet of creamy peach shades that look stunning spilling from borders or containers. Grow some of these easy-to-grow hardy annuals in the vegetable plot too and use the flowers and leaves to brighten salads. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 35cm (14").

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 (17 nasturtium seeds)

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    • £0.99

Gazania 'Big Kiss White Flame' F1 Hybrid

Treasure Flower

A 'Big' addition to the 'Kiss' Gazania series. Possibly the largest-flowered bedding gazania from seed, the flowers of Gazania Big Kiss are 50% bigger than those of traditional varieties - each bloom is an amazing 12cm (4½in) in diameter! The white and rose striped petals of Gazania Big Kiss White Flame are simply stunning. Flowers all summer in a sunny garden situation - in borders or in containers on the patio. More info
    • 1 packet (15 gazania 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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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

Lobelia erinus 'Blue Wings'

On T&M's trials we believe we have found the largest flowered bedding lobelia available. Exceptionally abundant cobalt blue flowers cover compact mounds of foliage. With superb weather resistance Lobelia 'Blue Wings' makes a sparkling addition to beds, containers, flower Pouches® and window-boxes. An easy to grow annual that is deservedly popular for its versatility and long flowering period. Height: 15cm (6"'). Spread: 20cm (8"'). More info
    • 1 packet (1000 lobelia seeds)

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Marigold 'Crackerjack Mixed'

Tagetes erecta, African Marigold

Big, bold double flowers in orange, gold and lemon borne well above the foliage. A very early and free flowering strain Flowers summer. Height 24in.

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    • 1 packet (250 marigold seeds)

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Nasturtium 'Tom Thumb Mixed'

Tropaeolum majus, Indian Cress

Dwarf compact plants bearing brilliantly coloured single' flowers in a wide colour range. Easy plants, for beds, borders, containers and even dry sunny banks. Height 15-23cm (6-9in).

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 (40 nasturtium seeds)

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    • £2.49

Lobelia pendula 'Monsoon'

  • Attractive late summer bronze foliage
If you liked Lobelia 'Crystal Palace' then this trailing version is sure to appeal. With a vigorous cascading habit and masses of deep blue flowers, Lobelia 'Monsoon' is ideal for filling baskets and containers or spilling over low walls and rockeries. The bright green summer foliage matures to a rich shade of bronze as the autumn approaches for a spectacular late summer display. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 1 packet (650 lobelia seeds)

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    • £2.29

Antirrhinum majus 'Snappy Mix'

Antirrhinum majus, Snapdragon

New breeding has brought about the best bicolour snapdragon range we have ever seen. This vibrant mix offers a really long flowering period for truly eye-catching displays in beds and containers. The short height makes them ideal for front of borders and window box displays. Height and Spread: 25cm (10"). More info
    • 1 packet (50 antirrhinum seeds)

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Marigold 'Tomato Growing Secret'

Tagetes patula, French Marigold

Canny gardeners have been growing white fly repelling African and French marigolds alongside their tomatoes for decades. But we know that some marigolds make better white fly deterrents than others, and we've discovered the best there is! We're keeping the variety name under wraps, but we're happy to make it available to serious tomato growers. Try it this season alongside greenhouse and outdoor tomatoes - you'll even see your tomato plants grow better and bear more fruit with our marigolds around them.

 

Culinary note: French Marigold flowers are edible.

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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    • £2.99

Nasturtium 'Climbing Mixed'

Tropaeolum majus, Indian Cress

These long-flowering vigorous climbing plants look spectacular when trained over walls, fences and hedges. They lack tendrils, but will scramble happily over trellis work, sheds, fences etc. Flowers summer-autumn. Climber.

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 (40 nasturtium seeds)

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    • £2.49

Nasturtium 'Firebird'

Tropaeolum majus, Indian Cress

  • Stunning in baskets or containers
This eye-catching trailing Nasturtium is superb for hanging baskets where it will create neat cascades of fiery blooms, above unusual variegated foliage. Try growing Nasturtium 'Firebird' in baskets, window boxes and containers and watch it ignite your patio all summer long! The edible flowers are also great added to salads for a peppery kick. Trails to: 40cm (16").

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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    • £2.99