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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.


You might also be interested in our stunning range of perennial plants which flower every year.



We have found 46 products.
 

Begonia 'Fragrant Falls Improved'™ Collection

  • The most fragrant begonia ever!
  • Each colour has a different perfume

A dramatic improvement on its predecessor, Begonia 'Fragrant Falls Improved' has more colour, more flowers and more fragrance. Fully double blooms in exquisite pear-drop shades fill the air with their beautiful fragrance - each colour with its own distinctive perfume. Blooms are consistently more scented than in previous mixes and remain fragrant whatever the weather. Like all Begonias, 'Fragrant Falls Improved' has astonishing staying power, flowering throughout summer and well into autumn. These magnificent trailing Begonias are perfect for adding long lasting, vibrant colour to those tricky shady areas. Spectacular in baskets, flower pouches and window boxes where their perfume can be truly appreciated.


This stunning mix includes the fibrous trailing Begonia varieties 'Lemon Fizz' and 'Apricot Delight'. 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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    • 4 begonia jumbo plug plants - 2 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 8 begonia jumbo plug plants - 4 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £19.99
    • 16 begonia jumbo plug plants - 8 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £29.99

Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Illumination Mixed'

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  • Customer favourite
Light up your summer displays with Begonia 'Illumination' mixed. An outstanding begonia with masses of flowers come rain or shine. With a true cascading habit, this colourful mix will leave your hanging baskets, containers, and Flower Pouches® literally overflowing with rainbows of colour all summer long. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

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

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    • 36 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 72 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £7.99  
    • £25.98 £17.99

Calendula 'Winter Wonders Collection'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

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  • Flowers four times longer than other calendulas
  • Hardy down to -15ºC
  • Excellent for pots and baskets

The world's first winter hardy calendula! Grow a summer favourite right through the winter months with new Calendula 'Winter Wonders'. There will hardly be a month of the year when these tough calendula plants won't be in bloom, making them the perfect choice for long-lasting easy-care pots and baskets. Breeding advancements ensure that as other summer bedding fades in autumn, our new pot marigold plants will carry on and on. Frost and snow? They love it! These perennials are hardy down to -15C. Use Calendula 'Winter Wonders' alongside more common winter bedding plants like pansies and primroses for a truly unique display. Supplied in four colour shades. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Calendula 'Peach Polar'
  • Calendula 'Golden Glaze'
  • Calendula 'Amber Arctic'
  • Calendula 'Banana Blizzard'

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    • 4 calendula Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 8 calendula Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £23.98 £17.99

Begonia 'Glowing Embers'

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Begonia 'Glowing Embers' positively smoulders all summer long. Dark purple-bronze foliage contrasts with fiery, almost luminous orange blooms for an enduring display. This dramatic Begonia has a compact, semi-cascading habit that looks spectacular spilling from baskets and containers. A fabulous blaze of colour that will even brighten up those tricky shady corners of the patio. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 3 begonia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 9 begonia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £29.97 £19.99

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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    • 5 sunflower Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 10 sunflower Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £7.99  
    • £25.98 £17.99

Dahlia 'Figaro Mixed' (Garden Ready)

  • The fast-track to a hassle-free garden - just plant, water and enjoy!
  • Quality plants delivered to your door, hardened off and ready to plant out
  • Fully-grown, super-robust, healthy plants
Our garden ready plants are selected for garden performance, straight from the nursery. We send them to you 'green' ahead of flowering (but please note some varieties may show a few blooms), which means plants will establish quickly and all their energy goes into producing better roots, so they produce more flowers throughout the season.

Create a blaze of summer colour with this mixture of classic, dwarf bedding dahlias. The dazzling double and semi-double blooms of Dahlia 'Figaro' Mixed are produced on fast growing plants with a compact, bushy habit. Ideal for creating a colourful, long lasting display in beds, borders and containers. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 dahlia garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £14.99

Marigold 'Zenith Mixed' F1 Hybrid (Garden Ready)

Tagetes patula x erecta, Afro-French Marigold

  • The fast-track to a hassle-free garden - just plant, water and enjoy!
  • Quality plants delivered to your door, hardened off and ready to plant out
  • Fully-grown, super-robust, healthy plants

Our garden ready plants are selected for garden performance, straight from the nursery. We send them to you 'green' ahead of flowering (but please note some varieties may show a few blooms), which means plants will establish quickly and all their energy goes into producing better roots, so they produce more flowers throughout the season.


If you're only going to grow one marigold this summer, choose Marigold 'Zenith Mixed'! An Afro-French hybrid, Marigold 'Zenith 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.

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 marigold garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £14.99

Begonia 'Whopper Mixed'

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  • Great for ground cover too!
A super-sized Begonia with a big impact! Everything about this new variety is big - the leaves, the flowers, the height; so just a few plants will go a long way towards filling your garden with fabulous summer colour. Let Begonia 'Whopper Mixed' spill over the sides of patio containers or use it as long lasting ground cover to fill beds and borders. Height and spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 12 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 24 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • save £4.99  
    • £19.98 £14.99
    • 48 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £19.97  
    • £39.96 £19.99

Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Danube' (Garden Ready)

Floss Flower

  • The fast-track to a hassle-free garden - just plant, water and enjoy!
  • Quality plants delivered to your door, hardened off and ready to plant out
  • Fully-grown, super-robust, healthy plants
Our garden ready plants are selected for garden performance, straight from the nursery. We send them to you 'green' ahead of flowering (but please note some varieties may show a few blooms), which means plants will establish quickly and all their energy goes into producing better roots, so they produce more flowers throughout the season.

A large-flowered, vigorous variety of annual ageratum with powder-puff flower heads of soft, lavender blue. The fluffy, weather resistant blooms are particularly attractive to butterflies. With a dense, compact habit, Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Danube' is perfect for adding texture and colour to bedding, borders and containers. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 25cm (10").

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 ageratum garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £14.99

Zinnia 'Zahara' Single-Flowered Mixed (Garden Ready)

Zinnia elegans

  • The perfect zinnia for the UK climate
  • 5 months of vibrant colour
  • Loved by pollinators
  • Compact plants ideal for pots or front of border

Possibly the best mixture of dwarf bedding zinnias available. This compact selection has been made with UK gardeners and UK weather in mind. Exceptional garden performance and mildew resistance means Zinnia 'Zahara Single-Flowered Mixed' will thrive in hot dry conditions as well as wet summer weather, making them ideal for our temperamental climate. Whether you set our zinnia plants in containers or at the front of your border you are guaranteed a profusion of dainty blooms from June through to October. Height and spread: 45cm (18").

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 zinnia garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £14.99

Antirrhinum majus 'Royal Bride'

Snapdragon

The first of a new generation of fragrant snapdragons. This tall annual bears large, majestic spires of fragrant, pure white snapdragon flowers that are perfect for cutting. Antirrhinum 'Royal Bride' makes a lovely addition to cottage gardens or white themed borders where it will easily fill gaps between your perennials, blooming from June to September. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 36 antirrhinum plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 72 antirrhinum plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £6.99  
    • £23.98 £16.99

Salvia splendens 'Blaze of Fire' (Garden Ready)

Scarlet Sage, Salvia splendens 'Fireball'

  • The fast-track to a hassle-free garden - just plant, water and enjoy!
  • Quality plants delivered to your door, hardened off and ready to plant out
  • Fully-grown, super-robust, healthy plants
Our garden ready plants are selected for garden performance, straight from the nursery. We send them to you 'green' ahead of flowering (but please note some varieties may show a few blooms), which means plants will establish quickly and all their energy goes into producing better roots, so they produce more flowers throughout the season.

Plumes of brilliant scarlet flowers above neat, compact plants make this one of the most famous and striking summer annual bedding plants. Flowering early and continuing over a long period, Salvia 'Blaze of Fire' provides excellent value and bold impact in long lasting bedding displays, window boxes and containers. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 salvia garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £14.99