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Annual Plants


Annual plants fall under two categories - hardy and half-hardy. Hardy annuals can be grown outdoors and will tolerate cooler tempratures, whereas the more tender half-hardy annuals need protection and must not be planted out until all risk of frost has passed. These delightful summer flowers add colour and interest to beds, borders, containers and hanging baskets. Use the selections in the left menu to select the right plants for your garden.



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Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

Honeywort

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Also known as Honeywort, this unusual annual bears rounded, blue-green leaves on slender, upright stems. From late spring onwards masses of nodding, rich purple flowers, surrounded by blue-purple bracts appear at the stem tips, which are highly attractive to bees. With a bushy habit, Cerinthe major ‘Purpurascens’ is a fantastic addition to annual beds or used to fill gaps in herbaceous borders, where it is happy in any well drained soil. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 3 Postiplug plants

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    • 6 Postiplug plants

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    • £16.99

Sunflower 'Inca Gold'

Helianthus

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Try something different in your containers this summer that will really get the neighbours talking. This cheery little helianthus has lax, trailing stems and a multi-branching habit that billow from hanging baskets in a mass of small sunflower blooms. Sunflower 'Inca Gold' can also be grown as spreading groundcover at the front of informal summer borders. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Companion planting: Try growing sunflowers with chives to deter aphids.


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Companion Planting

Read Michael Perry's blog: Make a change to your plant choices - 2

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    • 5 Postiplug plants

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    • £11.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

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    • £16.99

Cosmos sulphureus 'Brightness Mixed'

  • New in 2014
A modern alternative to marigolds, these dwarf and bushy plants will quickly fill beds, borders and containers with carpets of fiery colour. Semi-double blooms in clear shades of red, yellow and orange are borne on short sturdy stems, above mounds of feathery green foliage. Spectacular when planted towards the front of beds and borders, Cosmos sulphureus 'Brightness Mixed' flowers continuously from summer through to autumn and the blooms are highly attractive to bees and butterflies. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 50 plug plants

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    • £29.98 £19.99

Cornflower 'The Bride'

Amberboa moschata, Centaurea moschata, Sweet Sultan

  • Giant cornflowers with fragrance
Amberboa 'The Bride' is an easy to grow annual with large, sweetly scented flowers in purest white. This stunning white cornflower is perfect for cutting and makes a lovely plant for filling gaps in summer borders. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 12 plug plants

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    • £11.99
    • 24 plug plants

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    • £16.99

Lisianthus 'Summer Blue Roses'

Eustoma, Texas Bluebell, Prairie Gentian, Japanese Rose

  • Easy to grow in any garden
Bathe your summer borders and containers in a sea of vibrant blue. Lisianthius flowers are much sought after by florists, for their long, slender stems and delicate rose-like blooms. Plant them in large drifts in sunny borders or savour their graceful elegance in patio containers. They simply thrive in the summer heat, and will last for up to two weeks as a cut flower. Height and spread: 30cm (12”).

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Read Michael Perry's blog: Get the inside story on 2 new varieties for 2013

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    • 24 plug plants

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    • £19.98 £14.99
    • 48 plug plants

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    • £39.96 £19.99

Lobelia 'Monsoon'

  • Basket fillers you can't do without!
This trailing version of Lobelia 'Crystal Palace' produces a cascade of sapphire flowers - just the thing to brighten up your containers this summer. Masses of dazzling blue flowers sparkle against a backdrop of green foliage that takes on shades of bronze as the plants mature. Lobelia 'Monsoon' makes a fabulous trailing filler plant for mixed baskets, or let it tumble over low walls and rockeries for eye-catching ground cover. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 72 plug plants

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Poppy 'Ladybird'

Papaver commutatum, Caucasian Scarlet Poppy

  • New in 2014
Hardy annual Poppy ‘Ladybird’ was developed from a species introduced from Russia in 1876 by our founder, William Thompson - and is still as popular as ever! Brilliant scarlet red petals are set off beautifully by the contrasting black spots at the base of each petal. Although each bloom lasts only a few days, more fat, hairy buds are constantly rising from among the clumps of finely cut foliage. This fabulous Caucasian Scarlet Poppy is so easy to grow and holds an RHS AGM for its superb garden performance. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 15cm (6").
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    • 72 plug plants

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Marigold 'T&M's Choice Mixed' F1 Hybrid (Garden-Ready)

Tagetes patula x erecta, Afro-French Marigold

  • New in 2014
  • Does not set seed therefore increased flower power all season long!

Our garden-ready plants are now even bigger and better! You can plant our garden-ready plants straight into the garden when they arrive - it couldn’t be easier! There’s no need to re-pot them or to grow them on - just plant and water them. Pretty soon you’ll be enjoying their wonderful displays of colour. If you haven’t got the time or the room to grow plants from small seedlings, then these are for you! You’re sure to get great results because we’ve done the crucial early growing for you. Just plant, water and enjoy!


If you're only going to grow one marigold this summer, choose this improved version of Marigold 'Zenith'! An Afro-French hybrid, Marigold 'T&M’s Choice Mixed' produces crested, carnation-like flowers in a mixture of colours including reds, oranges, yellows and bicolour shades. With a vigorous growth habit and superb weather resistance you’ll be enjoying non-stop colour in your beds, borders and containers from summer through to autumn. Height and spread: 35cm (14").


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

 

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    • 30 garden-ready plants

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Petunia 'T&M's Choice Mixed' F1 Hybrid

  • New in 2014
  • A blend of over 20 types of petunia flowers
An improvement on our best-selling Petunia 'Frenzy Mix’, with even more frills and a fantastic blend of 20 over different types of petunia flowers. The weather resistant blooms of Petunia 'T&M's Choice Mixed' are always dazzling come rain or shine. Perfect for filling beds, containers, baskets and window boxes with a sensational, long lasting display. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 36 plug plants

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    • 72 plug plants

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    • 140 miniplug plants

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Begonia 'Perfectly Pink'

  • New in 2014
  • World Exclusive
  • A new breed of begonia
The first from a new programme of elegant, single-flowered begonias! This showy variety is perfect for filling containers, baskets and window boxes with a bright splash of colour. The cup shaped blooms of Begonia ‘Perfectly Pink’ are surprisingly weatherproof despite their fancy appearance, so you can be sure of a fabulous, long lasting display throughout the summer. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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Begonia 'Nonstop Golden Orange'

  • New in 2014
With its glowing orange flowers this Begonia will brighten up even the shadiest corner of your garden. Begonia ‘Nonstop Golden Orange’ does just as its name suggests, producing a constant supply of vibrant blooms right through to the first frosts. Perfect for creating vibrant displays in beds, containers, baskets and window boxes. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

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

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Zinnia 'Pop Art'

  • New in 2014
  • Each bloom is unique!
It’s easy to see why this magnificent variety holds a Fleuroselect Novelty award. The large golden flowers are individually splashed with unique red flecks that ensure every bloom is a masterpiece! Zinnia ‘Pop Art’ has a long flowering period that creates a bold and eye catching display. These magnificent zinnia flowers are loved by bees and other insects, and make an appealing cut flower too. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 50 plug plants

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