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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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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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    • 24 plug plants

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    • 48 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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Rudbeckia hirta 'Toto'

Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan

  • New in 2014
Compact, well branched plants are smothered in golden daisy-like blooms, each with a deep chocolate central cone. This cheery dwarf coneflower is early to flower and continues blooming from summer right through to autumn, brightening even the dullest days. With its neat, rounded habit Rudbeckia hirta 'Toto' is perfect for filling beds, containers and borders. This RHS AGM winner also makes a lovely cut flower for summer posies. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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Petunia 'Fanfare'™ Rosy Cheeks

  • New in 2014
  • UK-bred for the UK climate!
Plant an avalanche of beautiful blooms with this British-bred petunia. The large, wide-open bell shaped blooms are extremely weather tolerant and produced in a gorgeous array of the most exquisite colours. Petunia ‘Fanfare’™ is floriferous and early flowering, with a neat, compact trailing habit that makes it perfect for patio containers and hanging baskets. Trails to: 45cm (18”).

A donation will be made to the charity Greenfingers with every pack sold - 50p on a 6 plant pack and £1 on a 12 plant pack.
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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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Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Danube'

Floss Flower

  • Classic bedding annual
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”).
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    • 140 miniplug plants

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Verbena 'Quartz Mixed' F1 Hybrid

Glandularia, Vervain

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A carefully selected mix of early flowering, brightly coloured verbena with excellent mildew resistance that will guarantee a long lasting display. With a dwarf, spreading habit, Verbena 'Quartz Mixed' is invaluable for massing in beds, borders, window boxes and hanging baskets. Height: 25cm (10”). Spread: 30cm (12”).
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Patio Mixed

Our Patio Mix has everything you'll need to fill your patio pots this summer! This fabulous collection is perfectly suited to growing in containers for long lasting colour. Mingle them together to create fabulous mixed plantings. Height: 65cm (26"). Spread: 45cm (18").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Petunia 'Frenzy' Mixed - Weather resistant blooms in pure colours, picotees, veined, and some with bright, white stars.
  • Antirrhinum 'Madame Butterfly' - Awarded an All American Selection medal for its unusual azalea-shaped snapdragon flowers.
  • Lobelia 'Ultra Cascade' Mixed - An opulent mix of old and new varieties that gives you the best of both worlds - and longer-lasting displays.
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