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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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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

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

Busy Lizzie 'Divine' (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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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 (200 seeds)

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Dahlia variabilis 'Bishop's Children'

A fiery mix of such striking colour, yet with the innocent flower faces of Bishop's Children. Mid-height, and blends extremely well into borders. However, be warned that a colour eruption may occur! Spectacular in bedding and containers, and as a cut flower.Height: 60-75cm (24-30 inches). Planting distance 12-18 inches.
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Zinnia elegans 'Purple Prince'

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Outstanding in Thompson & Morgan trials, these robust plants show excellent garden performance, flowering over a long period and producing an abundance of fully double, deep pink-purple, dahlia-like flowers. This is a taller-than-usual variety of zinnia which will add colour and height to border displays as well as to cut flower arrangements. Zinnia Purple Prince will flower all summer until the first frosts, attracting bees and butterflies as well as the admiration of your neighbours!

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    • £1.99

Bacopa cordata 'Snowtopia White'

Sutera cordata

  • Spectacular trailing habit

The trailing, evergreen stems of this half-hardy basket filler bear a smothering of snow white flowers throughout summer. Let bacopa plants tumble from mixed patio containers and baskets for a brilliant display throughout summer. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Please note: This seed is sold as a multi-seeded pellet for easy sowing into modules or Jiffy 7's to aid easy planting.

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    • 1 packet (10 pellets)

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    • £3.89

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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Dahlia variabilis 'Giant Hybrids Mixed'

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Huge flowered, double, semi-double and a few singles of the best cut flower varieties. Height: 90-150cm (3-5ft).

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    • 1 packet (40 seeds)

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Marigold 'Dune Mixed'

Tagetes erecta, African Marigold

From the best of British breeding this outstanding African marigold offers amazing garden and container performance, in an eye-catching mixture of yellow, gold and orange. The flowers of this superb annual have a unique petal formation which prevents excessive water being held in the blooms, making them extremely weather resistant. Superb value for money, Marigold 'Dune Mixed' is the best open-pollinated marigold available! Height and spread: 30cm (12”). More info
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Cosmos bipinnatus 'Rubenza'

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Wonderfully easy-to-grow plants which flower all summer until the first frosts. The dark, ruby-red blooms of Cosmos bippinatus Rubenza change to a lovely traditional rose red as they mature - their outstanding colour has earned them a Fleuroselect Novelty award. Cosmos bippinatus Rubenza shows excellent garden performance, especially planted in borders in drifts.
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    • 1 packet (60 seeds)

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    • £2.99