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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.
Marigold 'Alumia Vanilla Cream'
Tagetes patula, French MarigoldThis striking British bred variety has unique, lemon yellow blooms; a colour never seen before in French Marigolds. The short, branching plants have a neat uniform habit that is ideal for planting en masse. Marigold 'Alumia Vanilla Cream' gives a superb garden performance, flowering over a long period and attracting pollinating insects to its blooms. Perfect for planting in beds, edging pathways or filling window boxes and patio containers. Height and spread: 25cm (10").
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.More info
Nasturtium 'St Clements'
Tropaeolum majus, Indian Cress
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.More info
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