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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.


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



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Antirrhinum 'Autumn Dragons Mixed' (Garden Ready)

Snapdragon

  • 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.

We've timed the production of our garden ready Snapdragons to ensure dazzling summer colour in your garden right through autumn. As other summer performers start to fade at the end of the season, the classic colour collection of Antirrhinum 'Autumn Dragons Mixed' will take over, shining forth from September right into November. Not only will you get a strong flash of welcome late season colour, this cheery mix also offers an unusual bubblegum fragrance. Sturdy branching around the main stem ensures a constant supply of flower spikes, making 'Autumn Dragons Mixed' the perfect option for late season home cut flowers. Set this autumn flowering antirrhinum in beds and borders or add to patio pots for a bright and breezy late season display. Height and spread: 60cm (24"). Spread:15cm (6").

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 antirrhinum garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £14.99

Salvia Collection

Sage

  • Award winning selection
  • 7 months of colour
  • Drought tolerant and fuss-free

We've paired together our two favourite salvia introductions of recent years. Enjoy the reddish-purple flowers of Salvia 'Love and Wishes' alongside the scarlet-red funnels of 'Ember's Wish' - a match made in heaven for border and container displays. 'Love and Wishes' won best new variety at the Grower of the Year awards 2016, and was 3rd place in the 2015 RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year. We think 'Ember's Wish' matches it in looks and performance. Developed in Australia, both are drought-tolerant and fuss-free, and truly hardy for years of enjoyment in UK gardens. Flowering from May to November we can't think of a harder working perennial for your garden. Height and Spread: 75cm (30").
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    • 2 x salvia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 4 x salvia jumbo plug plants

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    • £14.99
    • 8 x salvia jumbo plug plants

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    • £19.99

Rudbeckia fulgida 'Early Bird Gold' (Large Plant)

Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan

As the name suggests, this superb Black Eyed Susan erupts into bloom weeks earlier than other perennial varieties and continues right up to the first frosts. Rudbeckia fulgida 'Early Bird Gold' produces its sunny-yellow, daisy-like blooms on sturdy, upright stems that make lovely cut flowers for a summer bouquet. Robust and easy to grow, this perennial Rudbeckia is ideal for bringing long lasting colour to herbaceous borders, attracting pollinating insects to its nectar rich blooms. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted rudbeckia plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted rudbeckia plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £22.99

Stock 'Most Scented Mix'

Matthiola incana, Gillyflower

With their spicy, clove-like scent, and tall sturdy stems, these stocks make fantastic cut flowers that bring fragrance and colour to your home. The closely packed flower spikes of this tall, clove scented mix emerge in a blend of at least 6 lovely pastel shades. This customer favourite mingles beautifully in cottage garden borders, or planted in large drifts and containers. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 36 stock plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 72 stock plug plants

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    • £25.98 £17.99

Stocks 'Vintage' (Pre-Planted Pot)

For hassle-free gardening, look no further than our pre-planted pots for easy seasonal colour. We're always on the lookout for ways to make life simpler for our gardening customers. So what could be easier than pots which are already planted up? We've taken the hard work out of creating wonderfully colourful displays - just order our pre-planted pots of your favourite varieties and position them where you'll most enjoy their colour. Then all you need to do is water them and wait!The vintage stocks in this planter produce upright bushy flower spikes, bringing bright colour and glorious scent to the spring garden. If the weather is too cold to get out and enjoy these early flowering biennials, why not cut the stems and bring them inside for a scented vase display? Height 45cm (18”). Spread 25cm (10”).

 

Garden ready pre-planted pots
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    • 1 stocks pre-planted pot with 7 plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £14.99

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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    • 36 ageratum plug plants

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    • £12.99
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    • 72 ageratum plug plants

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Antirrhinum majus 'Madame Butterfly' F1 Hybrid

Snapdragon

 Customer Rating
  • Customer favourite

Awarded an All American Selection medal for its unusual azalea-shaped snapdragon flowers. Antirrhinum 'Madame Butterfly' creates a riot of colour throughout summer. The unique, double snapdragon petals prevent insects from pollinating the flowers, so they last much longer than single-flowered varieties. Perfect for a long-lasting display in cottage garden beds, borders and containers. This award winning variety also makes a superb cut flower. Height: 65cm (26"). Spread: 45cm (18").

 

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    • 36 antirrhinum plug plants

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    • £8.99
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    • 72 antirrhinum plug plants

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Marigold 'French Vanilla' F1 Hybrid

Tagetes erecta, African Marigold

 Customer Rating
  • Customer favourite
  • Very reliable summer annual

At last something different to the usual colour spectrum of orange and lemon - a real creamy white flowered African marigold! Marigold 'French Vanilla' is a triumph in plant breeding, producing masses of large blooms up to 7.5cm (3") across that are absolutely pure in colour. Better still, it has less of the pungent marigold smell than its cousins. A definite improvement! Perfect for bringing a contemporary twist to beds, borders and containers. Height and spread: 45cm (18").

 

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    • 24 marigold plug plants

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    • 36 marigold plug plants

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    • 72 marigold plug plants

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    • £25.98 £19.99
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Nicotiana 'Eau de Cologne Mixed'

Tobacco Plant

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A special mixture offering uniform, mid-height plants with upward-facing nicotiana flowers, in a tapestry of glowing colours. The upright flower stems of Nicotiana 'Eau de Cologne' are guaranteed to lend a sparkle to your borders and their evening fragrance only adds to their irresistible charm. An elegant annual that is most effective when planted in large drifts throughout beds and borders. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 25cm (10").

 

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    • 6 nicotiana plug plants

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    • 24 nicotiana plug plants

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    • 36 nicotiana plug plants

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    • £27.98 £18.99
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Petunia 'Orchid Picotee Mixed' F1 Hybrid

An outstanding petunia, producing masses of lavish double blooms with crisp, white picotee edges. The superb garden performance of Petunia 'Orchid Picotee' makes these resilient, compact plants an absolute delight in beds, containers, baskets and flower Pouches®. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

 

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    • 36 petunia plug plants

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Petunia 'Purple Velvet' F1 Hybrid

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Petunia 'Purple Velvet' easily outperforms other expensive cutting-raised surfinias with its exceptionally long trailing stems. This sensational cascading petunia is smothered in superb velvety, purple blooms throughout summer, and right up to the first frosts. Fantastic in baskets, containers and window boxes, or try them in beds as dense ground cover. Trails to: 60cm (24").

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    • 24 petunia plug plants

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    • 48 petunia plug plants

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    • £39.97 £24.99
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Petunia 'Easy Wave™' (Improved Mix)

Clothe beds, flower Pouches® and all types of patio containers in swathes of colour, with this astonishingly versatile petunia. It's rapid growth, unique prostrate habit, and prolific blooms make Petunia 'Easy wave™' adaptable to almost any garden situation - it even makes an excellent ground cover plant! This vibrant mix has all the qualities of cutting-raised plants at a fraction of the cost. Height and spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 6 petunia plug plants

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    • 36 petunia plug plants

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    • 72 petunia plug plants

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