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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 'Red Spider'

Zinnia tenuifolia

This dazzling Zinnia is sure to attract some admiring glances, as it tip toes suggestively though beds and borders. Exquisite neat and compact plants with masses of rich, scarlet flowers, with scalloped petals of the most alluring, spider like appearance. A sunny position brings to life this magical colour, which is a striking complement to any bedding display. Height: 60-75cm (24-30in). More info
    • 1 packet (50 zinnia seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £2.99 £0.99

Aster 'Spider Chrysanthemum Mixed'

Callistephus chinensis, China Aster

An exclusive blend of Asters, with stunning blooms resembling a Spider Chrysanthemum in a dazzling mixture of colours. Excellent planted en masse in borders or used as a cut flower. More info
    • 1 packet (200 aster seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £2.99

Nasturtium 'Crimson Emperor'

Tropaeolum majus, Indian Cress

Masses of deep crimson blooms with golden yellow throats cover the lax, sprawling stems of this vigorous variety. The semi-trailing habit and lush green foliage make Nasturtium 'Crimson Emperor' an ideal choice for summer groundcover. Perfect covering banks, filling beds and borders or spilling from baskets and patio containers. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 200m (78").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Press release: Chance find becomes Thompson & Morgan's Flower of the Year

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    • 1 packet (30 nasturtium seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £2.69

Nasturtium 'Jewel of Africa'

Tropaeolum majus, Indian Cress

T&M own breeding. At last! Variegated climbing Nasturtiums. Available in a balanced mixture of yellows, reds, creams and peach/pinks with foliage which is attractively marbled and striped with cream, against a light green background. They make fantastic, dramatic container and basket plants or simply use them for effective ground cover. They also look good trailing and climbing over conifers, hedges and short walls. Please Note: Occasionally some plants produce pure green foliage, many but not all will develop variegation at a later stage.

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 (25 nasturtium seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £2.99

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 end of August 2016
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    • £2.99

Californian Poppy 'Copper Swirl'

California poppy, Eschscholzia californica

Californian Poppy 'Copper Swirl' are so easy to grow from seed, simply sow directly into borders for a dazzling display of fruity colours on these delightful crinkled flowers. Thompson & Morgan are proud to have bred this fresh range of Californian Poppies which are drought tolerant and require no special treatment! Ideal for beds, borders, rockeries or dry sunny banks. Height and Spread: 25cm (10").
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    • 1 packet (200 californian poppy seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £1.99

Antirrhinum nanum 'Frosted Flames'

Snapdragon

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The rich carnival of colour produced by this stunning Antirrhinum is perfectly foiled by the unusual, frosted foliage, making the plants a real talking point. Exceptional performance for the summer border.
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    • 1 packet (60 antirrhinum seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £0.99

Nicotiana langsdorffii

Tobacco Plant, Langsdorff's Tobacco

A delightful annual from Chile and Brazil with tall branching stems and drooping sprays of apple green bells. Very exotic, yet easy to grow. Ideal for the back of the border or as a 'dot' plant among smaller bedding plants. Try growing it next to our Salvia pratensis, it looks superb. An absolute must for the flower arranger too! Height: 90-150cm (3-5ft)
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    • 1 packet (500 nicotiana seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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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 end of August 2016
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    • £2.99 £0.99

Nasturtium 'Bolero Mixed' - Part of the Alan Titchmarsh Collection

Tropaeolum majus, Indian Cress

    Nasturtium 'Bolero Mixed' is a true 'throw and grow' plant; scatter the seed where you wish (even if you think you're too late) and within weeks you'll have a glorious display. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").

    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.

    More info
      • 1 packet (30 nasturtium seeds)

      • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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      • £1.99
      • 1 packet (30 seeds)

      • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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      • £1.99

    Cosmos bipinnatus 'Purity'

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    Ferny foliage and graceful pure white flowers up to 4in or more in diameter make this an effective and popular, easy annual. Flowers summer to autumn. Height 3 to 4 feet.
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      • 1 packet (100 cosmos seeds)

      • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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      • £2.99

    Antirrhinum majus 'Royal Bride'

    Snapdragon

    A wonderful antirrhinum of top quality. Stately plants with rich green foliage and spikes of large, purest white snap dragon flowers which have a rare, gorgeous fragrance. Superb for contrast in the border and makes an excellent cut flower.
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      • 1 packet (500 antirrhinum seeds)

      • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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      • £2.99