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.
Marigold 'Pots of Gold'
Tagetes patula, French Marigold
An exclusive blend of French marigolds, including three fiery colours - golden, striped and a fabulous vibrant red. Bushy plants produce masses of single flowers atop tall sturdy stems which have a uniform height, making them perfect for cutting. Attractive to bees and butterflies, Marigold 'Pots of Gold' makes an eye-catching addition to the middle of beds, borders and containers for a colourful and long-lasting summer display. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").
Culinary note: French Marigold flowers are edible.
Marigold 'Crackerjack Mixed'
Tagetes erecta, African Marigold
Big, bold double flowers in orange, gold and lemon borne well above the foliage. A very early and free flowering strain Flowers summer. Height 24in.More info