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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 39 products.
 

Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid

 Customer Rating
  • Great in hanging baskets and pouches
  • Outstanding performance whatever the weather
  • Grows well in sun or shade
  • More than 50% picotees
A best seller, Begonia 'Apricot Shades' is as versatile as it is beautiful! Large, cascading double blooms in sunshine shades of apricot and lemon will pour from your containers from July to October. These tuberous begonias will perform whatever the weather, in sun or semi shade. The trailing habit of Begonia 'Apricot Shades' makes them ideal for hanging baskets, window boxes and flower pouches for a really impressive display that will light up even a shady corner. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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

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    • 5 begonia jumbo plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £14.98  
    • £29.97 £14.99
    • 24 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £7.99
    • 48 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 100 begonia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £64.99

Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid (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.

Large, cascading double blooms in sunshine shades of apricot and lemon will pour from your containers from July to October. These tuberous begonias will perform whatever the weather, in sun or semi shade. The trailing habit of Begonia 'Apricot Shades' makes them ideal for hanging baskets, window boxes and flower pouches for a really impressive display that will light up even a shady corner. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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 begonia garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £14.99

Trixi® 'Riverside'

  • Perfect for the busy gardener!
  • 3-in-1 ready mixed plants for the easiest displays

Here's the very latest in hassle-free gardening; the Trixi® series. Each young plant is effectively 3 plants pre-planted into one plug! All you have to do is plant it straight into your hanging baskets or patio pots. Just one 3 in 1 jumbo plug will create a fabulous display in a 3 litre container, whilst 3 jumbo plugs will turn a 35cm (14") basket into a huge ball of colour.

These fabulous hanging basket plants are ready mixed and colour coordinated, so they will quickly mingle together right from the start to give you beautifully balanced and colourful displays. It's so easy! Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Trixi® 'Riverside' combines Lobelia, Verbena and Bidens for a superb display.

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    • 1 Trixi® jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £7.99
    • 1 x 1 litre potted Trixi® plant

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    • £9.99
    • Out of stock
    • 3 Trixi® jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £8.98  
    • £23.97 £14.99
    • 6 Trixi® jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £27.95  
    • £47.94 £19.99

Calendula 'Winter Wonders Collection'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

 Customer Rating
  • 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
    • SAVE £5.99  
    • £23.98 £17.99

Begonia 'Majestic Golden Picotee'

The enormous 20cm (8") blooms of Begonia 'Majestic Golden Picotee' create the most magnificent display! Each gently ruffled yellow petal is edged with orange to create a stunning glowing effect that will last right up to the first frosts. This robust, stocky variety has an upright habit that is perfect for beds and patio containers. This tuberous begonia can even be lifted at the end of summer and the tubers stored for planting again the following spring! Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 35cm (14").


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

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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 £1.99  
    • £19.98 £17.99

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.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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

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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

Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid (Pre-planted Basket)

For hassle-free gardening, look no further than our pre-planted baskets for easy summer-long colour. We're always on the look out for ways to make life simpler for our gardening customers. So what could be easier hanging baskets which are already planted up? We've taken the hard work out of creating wonderfully colourful displays - just order our pre-planted baskets of your favourite varieties and position them where you'll most enjoy their summer colour. Then all you need to do is water them and wait!

A best seller, Begonia 'Apricot Shades' is as versatile as it is beautiful! Large, cascading double blooms in sunshine shades of apricot and lemon will pour from your containers from July to October. These tuberous begonias will perform whatever the weather, in sun or semi shade. The trailing habit of Begonia 'Apricot Shades' makes them ideal for hanging baskets, window boxes and flower pouches for a really impressive display that will light up even a shady corner. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18"). Hanging Basket: 27cm diameter.

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

    • 1 x begonia pre-planted basket with 5 plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £14.99

Begonia 'Cascading Fireball'

Begonia x tuberhybrida

Bathe your patio in amazing fiery red, gold and bronze shades with this stunning new variety. Begonia Cascading ‘Fireball’ flowers even more prolifically than the ever popular variety, 'Apricot Shades' producing an abundance of enormous blooms, from summer until the first frosts. Perfect for a stunning display in containers, window boxes and hanging baskets. Height and spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 5 begonia bulbs

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 10 begonia bulbs

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
    • SAVE £4.99  
    • £19.98 £14.99
    • 20 begonia bulbs

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £19.99

Calibrachoa 'Crackerjack'

Mini Petunia

  • Easy to grow mini petunias
These mini petunia plants punch well above their weight, producing endless streams of little sherbert yellow and pink blooms, each with a crested centre. The unique blooms give them a real wow factor in hanging baskets, Flower Pouches® and patio containers. Offering more flowers per plant than traditional petunias, you'll just love these calibrachoa plants for their ease of care and heavier flowering. More blooms per plant and without the stickiness of petunia petals, making them easier to deadhead and maintain. Height: 25cm (10in). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £1.99  
    • £19.98 £17.99

Petunia 'Cloud Nine'

  • The perfect petunia for patio pots!
  • Unique flower markings
The latest unique petunia flower from the Crazytunia programme. The breeding team for the Crazytunia series have free reign to create the most unusual blooms on the market and they’ve done it again with Petunia 'Cloud Nine'. Pure white petals with delicate yellow veining and central purple stripes really set this fresh petunia variety out from the crowd. With an upright, compact habit we recommend these petunia plants for patio containers and bedding displays rather than hanging baskets where they might be crowded by other additions. These sturdy petunia plants have been developed to cope with the variable summer weather in the UK, and will bounce back after rain and cope well through dry hot spells too. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • SAVE £1.99  
    • £19.98 £17.99

Petunia 'Cremissimo'

  • Fluorescent blooms following in the footsteps of two-tone Petunia 'Peach Sundae'
  • Upright plants for containers, borders and hanging baskets
  • Blooms bounce back after rainfall
Bright, brash, in your face, there's nothing shy about Petunia 'Cremissimo'! Despite the delicate look to the big trumpet blooms, this tough petunia shows great weather resistance, quickly bouncing back after heavy rain. Vibrant yellow centres bleed out to an effervescent pink for a truly unique look to your petunia planting schemes. Add summer-long colour to patio pots and bedding displays with these compact upright plants, or set them in the top tier of mixed hanging baskets. Height 25cm (10"). Spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £1.99  
    • £19.98 £17.99

Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Daffadowndilly'

Narcissiflora begonia

  • The begonia that thinks it's a daffodil!
The daffodil begonia was almost lost to cultivation, but we've worked with breeders to bring an old-time classic back to UK gardens. This vintage begonia variety has been re-worked to offer stunning giant daffodil-like blooms for a fresh contemporary look to patio and border displays in shades of salmon pink. The fancy begonia blooms are held above dark green velvety foliage for a unique display in your garden this summer. As with all begonia plants, 'Daffadowndilly' will thrive in shady spots, lifting drab areas of the garden with vibrant colour from mid-summer though to the first hard frosts of winter. The flowers are virtually sterile, meaning the plants just keep on piling on new blooms. Set them in patio pots, baskets or border displays and they are bound to attract attention from your gardening friends! Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 5 begonia bulbs

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 10 begonia bulbs

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
    • SAVE £5.99  
    • £25.98 £19.99