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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.
Datura metel 'La Fleur Lilac'
Datura stramonium var. tatula 'La Fleur Lilas', Angels' Trumpet, Thorn AppleCustomer Rating
Flowering in just 3½ months. Particularly good for patio, cool greenhouse or conservatory where the evocative sweet fragrance of the bluey-lilac, 10cm (4 inch) trumpet blooms fills the air. Height: 30-45cm (12-18in) More info
Celosia argentea var. cristata 'Fresh Look Red & Yellow'
Cockscomb, Plumosa groupThese ideal partners will add a refreshing flow to your summer bedding displays or containers. Traditionally used as a pot plant, new breeding has turned Celosia Fresh Look into an outstanding garden performer, flowering non-stop all summer long. More info
Celosia argentea var. cristata 'Century Mixed'
Cockscomb, Plumosa group
All America Selections Bronze Medal winner for 1985. Extremely large flowers often 12in long, produced in abundance. Colours are scarlet, yellow, cream, rose and deep red. Attractive and unusual pot plants also suitable for bedding in a warm sunny sheltered border. They are very uniform and make good cut flowers. Flowers late summer. Height: 60cm (24in).More info
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