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Half-hardy Annual Seeds


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.



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Cosmos bipinnatus 'Xanthos'

  • A totally new cosmos that's already causing a big stir!
  • Unique cosmos colour
  • Compact and early flowering
  • Garden performance guaranteed

Unique soft-yellow blooms are produced in profusion on compact dwarf plants, bringing real impact to patio containers, beds and borders. This early flowering cosmos will start to bloom in as little as 70 days from sowing, going on to offer to six months of colour from May to October - keep on top of the deadheading and new flowers will just keep coming!



Use the classy blooms en masse for an elegant feel to your displays, if not, set them in combination with other annuals to complement pastel shades or calm hot colours. The stand-out flowers also make a great underplanting to shrubs and hedging. These compact cosmos plants are the perfect option for exposed gardens where taller varieties would be blown about by the wind. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 1 packet (30 cosmos seeds)

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    • £2.49
    • 2 packets (60 cosmos seeds)

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    • £4.49

Cosmos sulphureus 'Brightness Mixed'

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Possibly the most free-flowering cosmos of this type. Dwarf and bushy plants are covered with flowers in a delightful mixture of gold, lemon, orange and red from early summer through to the autumn frosts. Spectacular when planted towards the front of annual borders or in containers.

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    • 1 packet (100 cosmos seeds)

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    • £2.99

Antirrhinum majus 'Circus Clowns'

Snapdragon

A colourful twist on a cottage garden favourite! The bright bicolour blooms of this cheery Snapdragon mix will bring something different to your summer beds and borders. Medium height spires stand proudly above bushy, well branched plants that show outstanding garden performance. The upright flower spikes are always a magnet for pollinating insects and make excellent cut flowers. Antirrhinum majus 'Circus Clowns' makes a vibrant display in patio containers or planted en masse for a big impact in beds and borders. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 35cm (14"). More info
    • 1 packet (200 antirrhinum seeds)

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Nasturtium 'Phoenix'

Tropaeolum minus, Indian Cress

Curious split petals make the flame-like flowers of Nasturium 'Phoenix' particularly eye catching. Prolific and free flowering, the blooms are produced in abundance in beautiful fiery shades of gold, orange and red. Like all Nasturtiums, it's easy to grow. Let its bushy stems spill from hanging baskets and window boxes or create a carpet of colour in beds and borders. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (25 nasturtium seeds)

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    • £2.69

Marigold 'Tomato Growing Secret'

Tagetes patula, French Marigold

Canny gardeners have been growing white fly repelling African and French marigolds alongside their tomatoes for decades. But we know that some marigolds make better white fly deterrents than others, and we've discovered the best there is! We're keeping the variety name under wraps, but we're happy to make it available to serious tomato growers. Try it this season alongside greenhouse and outdoor tomatoes - you'll even see your tomato plants grow better and bear more fruit with our marigolds around them.

 

Culinary note: French Marigold flowers are edible.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (50 marigold seeds)

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    • £2.99

Cucamelon 'Melothria'

Melothria scabra, Mexican gherkhin, Mouse Melon

  • This year's must-have, decorative, fruiting climber, ideal for planters

If you want to be on trend in the kitchen and in the garden, join top chefs and celeb gardeners by putting the unusual fruits of cucamelon on your menu this season. This easy to grow fruiting climber performs strongly on a sunny patio or border and even better in the greenhouse, producing heavy crops of mini melon fruits tasting of cucumber with a twist of lime! Eat the grape-sized fruits fresh from the vine all through summer, but do try to save some for salads, salsas and pickles!


The vigorous decorative foliage makes this lush climber truly dual purpose - grow this trendy patio fruit on an ornate obelisk and make it a talking point feature of your summer garden. For maximum fruit production, stop main stems at 2.4m (8ft) and trim back all side shoots to 45cm (18"). Height: 2.4m (8ft). Spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 1 packet (25 cucamelon seeds)

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    • £1.99

Nasturtium 'Empress Of India'

Tropaeolum majus, Indian Cress

Deep velvety crimson flowers against dark foliage.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (40 nasturtium seeds)

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Cosmos bipinnatus 'Gazebo Mixed'

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A mid-height, easy to grow annual with well branched plants which come into flower earlier than most varieties. The attractive fern-like foliage is crowned with many large blooms of velvet red, rose-pink and pure white. An ideal border filler, or simply use in a large container or as a bedding plant. Flowers summer. Height: 60cm (24in).
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    • 1 packet (100 cosmos seeds)

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Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Blackmore & Langdon's Large Flowered Picotees Mixed'

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Blackmore &: Langdon have specialised in breeding tuberous begonias since 1901, and have won over 70 gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show for their eye-catching displays. T&M are delighted to be able to offer this spectacular large flowered picotee mixture producing high quality blooms in a wide range of picotee shades perfect for growing in containers. Being a seed raised mixture you may even find an unusual colour combination never seen before! Height: 40-45cm (16-18in).

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (20 begonia seeds)

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Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sensation Mixed'

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A tall, upright variety for the back of sunny borders. Cosmos 'Sensation Mixed' produces masses of daisy-like flowers above delicate ferny foliage throughout summer and autumn. The strong stems and long lasting flowers of this easy to grow annual make it perfect for cutting. This fabulous mix contains a superb range of colours including white, pink and carmine. Height: 120cm (47"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 1 packet (100 cosmos seeds - seed tape)

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    • 1 packet (200 cosmos seeds)

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    • £2.69

Petunia x hybrida 'Super Cascade Improved' F1 Hybrid

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The first fully integrated petunia mixture. For hanging baskets, containers and walls. The Super Cascades are much freer flowering and will cascade in 8 different colours - blue, white, pink, blush, cerise, salmon, scarlet and violet from a formula blending of seed. Weather tolerance, heat and wet, is excellent, they bloom from planting out to frost and have good drought tolerance. Growing tip: Get the best out of your petunias with our specially formulated Petunia Fertiliser - the perfect balance of nutrients to get them off to a flying start and nourish them through the summer.
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    • 1 packet (90 petunia seeds)

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    • £3.99

Nasturtium 'Climbing Mixed'

Tropaeolum majus, Indian Cress

These long-flowering vigorous climbing plants look spectacular when trained over walls, fences and hedges. They lack tendrils, but will scramble happily over trellis work, sheds, fences etc. Flowers summer-autumn. Climber.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (40 nasturtium seeds)

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    • £2.29