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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.



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Nasturtium 'Firebird'

Tropaeolum majus, Indian Cress

  • Stunning in baskets or containers
This eye-catching trailing Nasturtium is superb for hanging baskets where it will create neat cascades of fiery blooms, above unusual variegated foliage. Try growing Nasturtium 'Firebird' in baskets, window boxes and containers and watch it ignite your patio all summer long! The edible flowers are also great added to salads for a peppery kick. Trails to: 40cm (16").

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

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    • 1 packet (30 seeds)

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    • £2.69

Nasturtium 'Crimson Emperor'

Tropaeolum majus, Indian Cress

Masses of deep crimson blooms with golden yellow throats cover the lax, sprawling stems of this vigorous variety. The semi-trailing habit and lush green foliage make Nasturtium 'Crimson Emperor' an ideal choice for summer groundcover. Perfect covering banks, filling beds and borders or spilling from baskets and patio containers. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 200m (78").

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

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    • 1 packet (30 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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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 seeds)

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    • £2.69

Marigold 'Paprika'

Tagetes tenuifolia, Signet Marigold

Masses of small red, daisy-like flowers with a golden centre smother Marigold 'Paprika' all summer long. This pretty Signet marigold has a neatmound forming habit with finely cut, citrus scented foliage that smells fabulous as you brush past it. This pretty annual makes a vibrant addition to cottage garden borders, beds and containers for a colourful, long lasting display. Height and spread: 25cm (10").

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

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Antirrhinum nanum 'Twinny Appleblossom' F1 Hybrid

Snapdragon

You can look forward to an extra long lasting display from this fully double snapdragon, because the flowers are so tightly ruffled that insects struggle to pollinate them. This superb variety has a basal branching habit that produces compact, bushy plants. An outstanding garden performer, Antirrhinum nanum 'Twinny Appleblossom' is perfect for filling your borders, beds and containers with pretty pastel shades throughout summer. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 25cm (10"). More info
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Petunia x hybrida 'Sparklers'

  • Fleuroselect Approved Novelty
The first ever star-shaped petunia from seed! A white version of this uniquely-shaped flower was originally sent to us by a customer in 1998. After 10 years of breeding and many generations of selection, the perfect star shape was obtained as well as this fabulous range of colours. Even the foliage of Petunia x hybrid 'Sparklers' is unusual, being pointed rather than rounded. Grow this striking variety in containers or let its spreading stems spill over the edges of hanging baskets for a most unusual summer display. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").
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    • 1 packet (40 seeds)

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    • £2.89

Marigold 'Tomato Growing Secret'

Tagetes patula, French Marigold

For many decades in certain parts of the old world it has been the practice to grow African or French marigolds of a certain type to repel white fly on tomatoes in greenhouses or outdoors. It has also been found that the tomatoes grow better and bear more fruit with 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 seeds)

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Lobelia pendula 'Monsoon'

  • Attractive late summer bronze foliage
If you liked Lobelia 'Crystal Palace' then this trailing version is sure to appeal. With a vigorous cascading habit and masses of deep blue flowers, Lobelia 'Monsoon' is ideal for filling baskets and containers or spilling over low walls and rockeries. The bright green summer foliage matures to a rich shade of bronze as the autumn approaches for a spectacular late summer display. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 1 packet (650 seeds)

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    • £2.19

Busy Lizzie 'Divine Mixed' (New Guinea)

Impatiens x hawkeri

Cut the risk of disease with this robust, downy mildew resistant New Guinea Impatiens. Busy Lizzie 'Divine' flowers endlessly, in a wonderful bright colour mix, from June to November on strong, spreading plants that will quickly fill pots and cover beds and borders. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14"). More info
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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 seeds)

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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 seeds)

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    • £3.99