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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.



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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: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (25 nasturtium seeds)

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    • £2.49

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 seeds)

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    • £2.69

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 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £2.99

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Cupcakes'

  • New in 2015

The latest creation to come from the World-renowned Thompson & Morgan plant breeding programme. Back in 2007, US customer Diane Engdahl of Santa Rosa, California, sent us seeds of an unusual cosmos growing in her back yard. Instead of having separate petals like most cosmos, all petals are fused into one single cup, completely changing the normally daisy-looking flower. Since then our breeders have been busy fixing the unusual trait across the colour mix, developing new shades and refining the habit of this uniquely shaped 'cupcake' cosmos. The result? An easy to grow, free-flowering three colour blend of single and semi-double blooms on tall bushy plants ideal for border designs and container growing. Cosmos 'Cupcakes' was the stand out performer in our 2014 flower trials, coping well and looking great come rain, shine or drought. This is our must-have flower for 2015, we just know you'll want to show it off to everyone. Height 1.2m (4').

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    • 1 packet (100 cosmos seeds)

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    • £1.99

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Purity'

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Ferny foliage and graceful pure white flowers up to 4in or more in diameter make this an effective and popular, easy annual. Flowers summer to autumn. Height 3 to 4 feet.
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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

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    • £2.69

Cosmos 'Cosimo Red-White'

White petals suffused with a vibrant shade of raspberry red that bleeds in from the edge of each daisy-like bloom. This bushy, dwarf Cosmos is early flowering and continues to bloom prolifically all summer long above masses of delicate ferny foliage. Cosmos 'Cosimo Red-White' is ideal for bulking up borders or planting in large drifts for annual bedding displays - it makes a great cut flower too! Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 40cm (16"). More info
    • 1 packet (40 seeds)

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    • £2.49

Thunbergia alata 'Superstar Orange'

Black-eyed Susan

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A stunning bright orange Black-Eyed Susan with the largest flowers we have ever seen on a seed raised Thunbergia. Vigorous plants quickly cover a trellis against a sunny fence, or look spectacular growing up an obelisk in a container.
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    • 1 packet (12 seeds)

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    • £3.99

Nasturtium 'Crimson Emperor'

Tropaeolum majus, Indian Cress

Masses of deep crimson blooms with golden yellow throats cover the lax, sprawling stems of this vigorous variety. The semi-trailing habit and lush green foliage make Nasturtium 'Crimson Emperor' an ideal choice for summer groundcover. Perfect covering banks, filling beds and borders or spilling from baskets and patio containers. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 200m (78").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Press release: Chance find becomes Thompson & Morgan's Flower of the Year

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    • 1 packet (30 seeds)

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    • £2.49

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Rubenza'

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Wonderfully easy-to-grow plants which flower all summer until the first frosts. The dark, ruby-red blooms of Cosmos bippinatus Rubenza change to a lovely traditional rose red as they mature - their outstanding colour has earned them a Fleuroselect Novelty award. Cosmos bippinatus Rubenza shows excellent garden performance, especially planted in borders in drifts.
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    • 1 packet (60 seeds)

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Nasturtium 'Rumba Mix'

Tropaeolum minus, Indian Cress

A vibrant colour combination of single and semi-double, red and peach flowers set above attractive dark green foliage. Nasturtium 'Rumba Mix' is easy to grow, creating a carpet of colour in beds, borders or containers where its lax habit tumbles over the edge, freely flowering all summer. Try growing Nasturtiums in the vegetable plot too and use the edible flowers and leaves to brighten salads. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (30 seeds)

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    • £2.09

Marigold 'French Vanilla' F1 Hybrid

Tagetes erecta, African Marigold

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A triumph in plant breeding! A real creamy white flowered Marigold and at last something different in the colour spectrum from oranges and lemons. Flowers are pure in colour, 7.5cm (3in) across and prolific too. There is also a master stroke - 'French Vanilla' has less of the pungent Marigold smell. A definite improvement! Use them in formal or informal bedding, where they will contrast superbly with other bright or pastel flowers. A refreshing plant for the patio container too. Height: 30-38cm (12-15in).
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    • 1 packet (20 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £4.89

Aster 'Milady Mixed'

Callistephus chinensis, China Aster

Excellent for bedding , these plants are robust, bushy and very wilt resistant. Well formed, globular, weather resistant flowers in blue, pink, rose, rose-red and white are produced over a long period. Useful as a summer flowering pot plant, for window boxes etc. More info
    • 1 packet (150 seeds)

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    • £2.69