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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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Zinnia marylandica 'Double Zahara Strawberry'

Boasting an exceptionally long flowering period, we believe Zinnia 'Double Zahara Strawberry' to be the best double, dwarf Zinnia on the market. Large, fully double blooms in a vivid strawberry colour are produced in abundance on compact, low-growing plants. With good heat and drought tolerance and excellent disease resistance, these exciting annuals need little maintenance to put on a fabulous display. Height and spread: 45cm (18"). More info
    • 1 packet (12 zinnia seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £3.99

Marigold 'Striped Marvel'

Tagetes patula, French Marigold

Raised by a Scottish T&M customer. We are delighted to introduce such a refreshing break in colour. Each petal is evenly divided by a red and yellow stripe and this produces a thoroughly eye-catching effect. The bushy, uniform plants produce masses of flowers, excellent for bedding and particularly good for cutting, lasting well in water. Occasional all yellow bloom produced through climate stress. Height: 60-75cm (24-30in).

Culinary note: The citrus tasting flowers have many uses, try them in salads, sandwiches or seafood dishes too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (100 marigold seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £1.99 £0.99

Marigold 'Crackerjack Mixed'

Tagetes erecta, African Marigold

Big, bold double flowers in orange, gold and lemon borne well above the foliage. A very early and free flowering strain Flowers summer. Height 24in.

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    • 1 packet (250 marigold seeds)

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    • £1.99

Antirrhinum 'Axiom Series Mixed' F1 Hybrid

Snapdragon

The highest quality Antirrhinum we have ever trialed. Long, tall flower spikes, with a strong, upright habit in a magnificent formula mixture of seven stunning colours. Ideal for adding height to borders or as a long lasting cut flower. Height: 90-110cm (36-42in) More info
    • 1 packet (30 antirrhinum seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £3.99

Heliotrope 'Marine'

Heliotropium arborescens, Cherry Pie, Heliotropium peruvianum

Fragrant, royal purple, large flowered compact form with smart, deep green foliage.
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    • 1 packet (100 heliotrope seeds)

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    • £2.79 £0.99

Nicotiana mutabilis 'Marshmallow'

Tobacco Plant

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Reintroduced following increasing interest by garden designers and visitors to our Open Days. Nicotiana Marshmallow is a very unusual and visually stunning variety which will add stature and fragrance to your summer borders. Above basal rossettes of large leaves, are formed masses of wiry stems are covered with a 'haze' of small blooms, each one fading through red, pink and white to give the effect of three flower colours on each plant.

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    • 1 packet (100 nicotiana seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £2.29

Nicotiana x hybrida 'Whisper Mixed' F1 Hybrid

Tobacco Plant

A 'must-have' border plant, especially when you want to fill a space quickly. Elegant upright flower stems tower above large basal rosettes of leaves, bearing petite flowers that fade from red to pink to white, giving the effect of three colours on each plant. The evening fragrance of British bred Nicotiana 'Whisper Mixed' only adds to its irresistible charm. An elegant annual that is most effective when planted in large drifts throughout beds and borders. Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 45cm (18"). More info
    • 1 packet (70 nicotiana seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £2.69

Dahlia variabilis 'Collarette Dandy'

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Dwarf bushy dahlias with delightful "collarette" form, in many shades of red, yellow, orange and white all with white matching or contrasting inner collar of quilled petals. Height: 50-60cm (20-24in).
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    • 1 packet (55 dahlia seeds)

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    • £2.99 £0.99

Amaranthus tricolor 'Joseph's Coat'

Chinese Spinach, Tampala, Callaloo

An improved form with yellow-scarlet and green foliage all on one plant, it makes a striking bedding plant for its foliage alone and produces erect brush like deep red 6in flower spikes which are good for cutting. Also suitable for growing in 5-6in pots. Flowers late summer. Height: 45-60cm (18-24in). More info
    • 1 packet (100 amaranthus seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £3.49

Rudbeckia hirta 'Green Eyes'

Coneflower, Rudbeckia 'Irish Eyes', Black-eyed Susan

Unique, with pointed yellow petals and olive green eye. Well branched, good for cutting.
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    • 1 packet (500 rudbeckia seeds)

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    • £0.99

Nasturtium 'Milkmaid'

Tropaeolum majus, Indian Cress

An almost white Nasturtium, featuring delicate blooms in captivating moonlit shades, the closest to white ever. Use this soft contrast in your beds, borders and containers for continuous summer colour. Easy to grow in a range of situations.

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)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £2.99

Rudbeckia hirta 'Kelvedon Star'

Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan

Bright and cheerful flowers all summer long with this new introduction. The breeding techniques required to fix a pattern in flowers can be most painstaking, but invariably it achieves a striking combination that makes a wonderful garden plant and in this case the finest of cut flowers too. Masses of huge 4in flowers in bright yellow with the darkest brown centre which gives a welcome extension of colour to the late summer border. Ideal for cutting, also beds and borders. Height 75-90cm (30-36in).
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    • 1 packet (100 rudbeckia seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £2.99 £0.99