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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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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 May 2016
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    • £2.99

Marigold 'Alumia Vanilla Cream'

Tagetes patula, French Marigold

This striking British bred variety has unique, lemon yellow blooms; a colour never seen before in French Marigolds. The short, branching plants have a neat uniform habit that is ideal for planting en masse. Marigold 'Alumia Vanilla Cream' gives a superb garden performance, flowering over a long period and attracting pollinating insects to its blooms. Perfect for planting in beds, edging pathways or filling window boxes and patio containers. Height and spread: 25cm (10").

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 (50 marigold seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.29

Dahlia variabilis 'Showpiece Mixed Hybrids'

Several plants from this seed have won prizes on the show bench in USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand. This breeding produces sensational miniature decorative dahlias, very double and 3-4in across of a quality normally associated only with the most carefully selected of vegetatively propagated varieties. They have straight, strong stems and are remarkably floriferous in rich, bright colours including gold, crimson, purple, apricot and many shades of red and pink. More info
    • 1 packet (35 dahlia seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £0.99

Zinnia elegans 'Purple Prince'

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Outstanding in Thompson & Morgan trials, these robust plants show excellent garden performance, flowering over a long period and producing an abundance of fully double, deep pink-purple, dahlia-like flowers. This is a taller-than-usual variety of zinnia which will add colour and height to border displays as well as to cut flower arrangements. Zinnia Purple Prince will flower all summer until the first frosts, attracting bees and butterflies as well as the admiration of your neighbours!

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    • 1 packet (100 zinnia seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £1.99

Nasturtium majus 'Cream Troika'

Tropaeolum

Enjoy this marvellous trailing nasturtium in your containers and baskets this season. It's easy to grow and will produce masses of beautiful cream flowers, delicately highlighted with spotted centres. The marbled foliage of Nasturtium 'Cream Troika' will also add further interest as it tumbles in abundance from baskets, reaching up to 1m (39inches) in length! It can also be used as groundcover to weave in amongst your other plants and create further interest. Height: 20cm (10"). Spread 100cm (39").

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 May 2016
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    • £2.29

Petunia milliflora 'Fantasy' F1 Hybrid

Petunia "Fantasy" has a habit which is not just a miniature but also compact. In fact they are 36 per cent the size of normal multiflora types and it means that plants don't become straggly and untidy but remain neat and uniform. This beautiful formulated mixture comes in a wide range of colours. They are highly floriferous with outstanding garden performance in most conditions and look a real knock-out in containers, baskets and border edging. Growing tip: Get the best out of your petunias with our specially formulated Petunia Fertiliser - the perfect balance of nutrients to get them off to a flying start and nourish them through the summer. More info
    • 1 packet (75 petunia seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £0.99

Nasturtium 'Tom Thumb Mixed'

Tropaeolum majus, Indian Cress

Dwarf compact plants bearing brilliantly coloured single' flowers in a wide colour range. Easy plants, for beds, borders, containers and even dry sunny banks. Height 15-23cm (6-9in).

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 (40 nasturtium seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.29

Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid

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A best seller, Begonia Apricot Shades is as versatile as it is beautiful! Large, cascading double blooms in sunshine shades of apricot and lemon will pour from your containers from July to October. These tuberous begonias will perform whatever the weather, in sun or semi shade. The trailing habit of Begonia Apricot Shades makes them ideal for hanging baskets, window boxes and flower pouches for a really impressive display that will light up even a shady corner. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").

Culinary note: Add the bright coloured petals to sandwiches or salads for a light lemon taste and crisp texture. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (15 begonia seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £3.99

Dahlia variabilis 'Bishop's Children'

A fiery mix of such striking colour, yet with the innocent flower faces of Bishop's Children. Mid-height, and blends extremely well into borders. However, be warned that a colour eruption may occur! Spectacular in bedding and containers, and as a cut flower.Height: 60-75cm (24-30 inches). Planting distance 12-18 inches.
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    • 1 packet (50 dahlia seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.99

Lobelia erinus 'Blue Wings'

On T&M's trials we believe we have found the largest flowered bedding lobelia available. Exceptionally abundant cobalt blue flowers cover compact mounds of foliage. With superb weather resistance Lobelia 'Blue Wings' makes a sparkling addition to beds, containers, flower Pouches® and window-boxes. An easy to grow annual that is deservedly popular for its versatility and long flowering period. Height: 15cm (6"'). Spread: 20cm (8"'). More info
    • 1 packet (1000 lobelia seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £0.99

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 May 2016
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    • £2.69

Morning Glory 'Carnevale di Venezia'

Ipomoea purpurea, Convolvulus purpureus, Pharbitis purpurea

A vigorous climber producing masses of spectacular, striped blue and pink blooms with intricate markings, as if painted individually. Flowers all summer, transforming your garden with all the dazzling colours of the Venice Carnival. Twining climber to 2m (6ft). More info
    • 1 packet (35 morning glory seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £0.99