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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.
Datura metel 'La Fleur Lilac'
Brugmansia, 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
Nasturtium 'Mahogany Jewel'
Tropaeolum majus, Indian Cress
Tropaeolum majus Mahogany Jewel Common name: Nasturtium An easy to grow annual with compact, uniform plants which are early to flower. The large, semi-double blooms in gloaming, deepest red mahogany are produced in succession over the summer months. Excellent summer ground cover for beds, borders, and containers.
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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