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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)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.49
    • 2 packets (60 cosmos seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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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)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.99

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sensation Mixed'

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A tall, upright variety for the back of sunny borders. Cosmos 'Sensation Mixed' produces masses of daisy-like flowers above delicate ferny foliage throughout summer and autumn. The strong stems and long lasting flowers of this easy to grow annual make it perfect for cutting. This fabulous mix contains a superb range of colours including white, pink and carmine. Height: 120cm (47"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 1 packet (200 cosmos seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.69
    • 1 packet (80 cosmos seeds - seed tape)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.99

Nasturtium 'Phoenix'

Tropaeolum minus, Indian Cress

Curious split petals make the flame-like flowers of Nasturium 'Phoenix' particularly eye catching. Prolific and free flowering, the blooms are produced in abundance in beautiful fiery shades of gold, orange and red. Like all Nasturtiums, it's easy to grow. Let its bushy stems spill from hanging baskets and window boxes or create a carpet of colour in beds and borders. Height: 30cm (12"). 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 (25 nasturtium seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.69

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)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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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)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £1.99

Dahlia variabilis 'Giant Hybrids Mixed'

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Huge flowered, double, semi-double and a few singles of the best cut flower varieties. Height: 90-150cm (3-5ft).

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    • 1 packet (40 dahlia seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.99

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Gazebo Mixed'

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A mid-height, easy to grow annual with well branched plants which come into flower earlier than most varieties. The attractive fern-like foliage is crowned with many large blooms of velvet red, rose-pink and pure white. An ideal border filler, or simply use in a large container or as a bedding plant. Flowers summer. Height: 60cm (24in).
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    • 1 packet (100 cosmos seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.99

Zinnia marylandica 'Double Zahara Strawberry'

Boasting an exceptionally long flowering period, we believe Zinnia 'Double Zahara Strawberry' to be the best double, dwarf Zinnia on the market. Large, fully double blooms in a vivid strawberry colour are produced in abundance on compact, low-growing plants. With good heat and drought tolerance and excellent disease resistance, these exciting annuals need little maintenance to put on a fabulous display. Height and spread: 45cm (18"). More info
    • 1 packet (12 zinnia seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £3.79

Petunia hybrida grandiflora 'Superbissima'

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The largest Petunia flowers we have ever seen, bred on from those available over 100 years ago! Robust plants produce huge 10-15cm (4-6in) wide exotic looking frilly blooms, in an attractive mixture of pinks, reds and purples, each with rich veining and attractive dark eyes. An eye-catching addition to borders or containers. Height: 30-35cm (12-14in). 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.
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    • 1 packet (50 petunia seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £0.99