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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. For direct sowing take a look at our stunning range of hardy annual seeds.
Clitoria ternatea, Blue PeaA fast-growing tropical climber producing a wonderful display of 5cm (2in) blue flowers from mid to late summer. Ideal for covering trellis in a sheltered part of the garden where it will attract bees and butterflies, or as a perennial grown in a conservatory. Climbs 1.8m-2.4m (6-8 feet). More info
Cup And Saucer Vine, Cathedral Bells, Cups And Saucers, Mexican Ivy
A showy climber for the cool greenhouse, conservatory, and also forming a very decorative screen on trellis or south facing wall in milder areas. The large bell shaped 'cup and saucer' flowers are often 6cm (2½ in) across. Flowers late summer. Climber. More info
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