Summer bedding plants provide the most colourful garden displays, but there are plenty of autumn bedding plants to choose from, and lots more bedding plants for winter and spring! Many can be bought as bedding plant plugs which are easily grown on for planting out later. If that sounds like too much effort then buy our garden-ready bedding plants online, delivered direct to your door, and ready for planting straight into your garden.
If you need a little inspiration why not browse our Top 10 picks of summer bedding and winter bedding plants. For more information on how to grow bedding plants, take a look at our article for some expert advice.
Mimulus x hybridus 'Magic Rainbow'
Diplacus, Monkey Flower, Musk
These low growing, bushy mimulus plants produce masses of tubular blooms, looking much like exotic, wide snapdragon flowers. Although monkey flowers are tender perennials, they are best treated as an annual for beds, containers and baskets, except in the mildest parts of the country. Mimulus 'Magic Rainbow' is ideal to add a bright splash of summer colour from June to August in lightly shaded, moist beds in the garden. Height and spread: 30cm (12?). More info
Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Fringed (Fimbriata) Mixed'Customer Rating
Vibrant blooms with crimped edges that resemble large carnations are produced on sturdy plants throughout summer. These beautiful fringed begonias, in a mix of vibrant colours, are ideal for creating a memorable display in beds, window boxes and patio containers. Height and spread: 30cm (12?).
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.More info
Wallflower 'Winter Sorbet'
Erysimum, CheiranthusWallflower 'Winter Sorbet' is a striking fragrant variety with amazing lilac purple blooms that transform to shades of burnt orange in a patchwork of colour as the blooms mature. This evergreen erysimum hybrid has a neat, compact habit making it perfect for beds, borders and containers. Versatile and undemanding, this short lived perennial tends to be grown as a biennial, and is tough enough to cope in even the poorest of soils. Height and spread: 50cm (20"). More info