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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

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £10.99
    • 6 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £16.99

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

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £11.99
    • 24 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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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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    • 12 plug plants

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    • £9.99
    • Out of stock
    • 24 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £19.98 £14.99
    • 48 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • Double up 24 to 48 for £5 extra  
    • £39.96 £19.99

Scabious 'Ace of Spades'

Scabiosa atropurpurea, Pincushion Flower

  • New in 2014
  • Dried seed heads are also very attractive
Fully double pincushion flower heads which are as near to black as can be. The gently fragrant blooms of Scabious ‘Ace of Spades’ attract bees and butterflies, and make impressive cut flowers too. Always in demand, black flowers are sure to create a dramatic impact in borders, where they look great planted among other plants in contrasting shades. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 72 plug plants

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    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £23.98 £16.99
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