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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 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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Cosmos bipinnatus 'Pied Piper Red'

The only separate colour available in the Sea Shells type, with fluted, shell-like petals of velvet crimson-red. The ferny foliage helps to make this a wonderful cut flower as well as a good back of border plant.
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    • 1 packet (100 cosmos seeds)

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Thunbergia alata 'Superstar Orange'

Black-eyed Susan

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A stunning bright orange Black-Eyed Susan with the largest flowers we have ever seen on a seed raised Thunbergia. Vigorous plants quickly cover a trellis against a sunny fence, or look spectacular growing up an obelisk in a container.
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    • 1 packet (12 thunbergia seeds)

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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: The peppery flavour of the leaves and colourful flowers will enrich salads and the unripened seeds can used like capers – delicious combined with cream cheese or butter in canapés. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (30 nasturtium seeds)

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Cosmos bipinnatus 'Antiquity'

A completely unique colour in Cosmos. Flowers are rich burgundy on opening and change to an antique bronze-salmon when ageing creating an attractive, two-toned effect. Very early flowering and floriferous all summer. Excellent for borders or containers.
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    • 1 packet (30 cosmos seeds)

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Dahlia variabilis 'Redskin'

Very double, compact free-flowering with maroon to bronze-green foliage. A particularly good combination with marigolds. Height: 30-38cm (12-15in).
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    • 1 packet (30 dahlia seeds)

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Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sonata Series Mixed'

An award winning variety in a superb mixture of colours. This beautiful dwarf Cosmos reaches a maximum height of 60cm (24") making it perfectly proportioned for sunny borders and containers. The 8cm (3") wide, daisy-like blooms of Cosmos 'Sonata Series Mixed' float above the finest lacy foliage. Strong stems and a long vase life make this compact annual ideal for cutting for a colourful bouquet. Cosmos 'Sonata Series Mixed' is particularly useful for exposed positions. Height: Up to 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 1 packet (30 cosmos seeds)

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    • £2.99

Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sonata Series White'

A Fleuroselect Award Winning variety with purest white blooms. This beautiful dwarf Cosmos reaches a maximum height of 60cm (24") making it perfectly proportioned for sunny borders and containers. The 8cm (3") wide, daisy-like blooms of Cosmos 'Sonata Series White' float above the finest lacy foliage. Strong stems and a long vase life make this compact annual ideal for cutting for an elegant bouquet. Cosmos 'Sonata Series White' is particularly useful for exposed positions. Height: Up to 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 1 packet (40 cosmos seeds)

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Cosmos 'Cosimo Red-White'

White petals suffused with a vibrant shade of raspberry red that bleeds in from the edge of each daisy-like bloom. This bushy, dwarf Cosmos is early flowering and continues to bloom prolifically all summer long above masses of delicate ferny foliage. Cosmos 'Cosimo Red-White' is ideal for bulking up borders or planting in large drifts for annual bedding displays - it makes a great cut flower too! Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 40cm (16"). More info
    • 1 packet (40 cosmos seeds)

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Cosmos sulphureus 'Polidor'

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A bright, striking mixture of orange, lemon and red shades. The semi-double flowers, of medium size, are borne on bushy plants of fresh, fern-like foliage. Earlier to bloom than many other Cosmos.

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    • 1 packet (100 cosmos seeds)

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Rudbeckia hirta 'Cappuccino'

Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan

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For a fabulous focal point in borders, plant this dazzling rudbeckia! Large 15cm (6in) diameter blooms in bright shades of rusty gold with contrasting darker centres will bloom all summer long. Vigorous, well-branched and heat tolerant plants will produce stunning semi-tall flowers which are perfect for cutting.

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    • 1 packet (50 rudbeckia seeds)

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    • £2.39