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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.
Datura metel 'La Fleur Lilac'
Brugmansia, Datura stramonium var. tatula 'La Fleur Lilas', Angels' Trumpet, Thorn AppleCustomer Rating
Flowering in just 3½ months. Particularly good for patio, cool greenhouse or conservatory where the evocative sweet fragrance of the bluey-lilac, 10cm (4 inch) trumpet blooms fills the air. Height: 30-45cm (12-18in) More info
Swan Plant, Hairy Balls, Asclepias physocarpaA slender, deciduous shrub, often treated as an annual. Quick and easy to grow, producing stems of insignificant flowers that magically transform into unusual translucent , soft, spiny balloons. Adds fun to borders and cut flower arrangements. More info
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