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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.
Tobacco PlantDelightful, slender, white, nodding tubular blooms with a hint of blush, grace long, slender stalks shooting out from a base of mid-green leaves. Sweetly fragrant in the evening and early morning, adding a little height and a lot of style to your borders. Makes the perfect partner for its taller fragrant cousin, Nicotiana sylvestris. Height: 60-80cm (24-32in). More info
Salpiglossis sinuata 'Kew Blue'
Painted TongueKew Blue adds height and a touch of class to your summer displays. Slender stems bear clusters of velvet-like flowers in an exquisite shade of deepest purple-blue each complemented by a central dark blotch. Sure to attract admiring glances when used in borders or as a cut flower. More info
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