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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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Stock 'Tall Clove 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 plug plants

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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

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    • 6 Postiplug plants

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    • £16.99

Cosmos sulphureus 'Brightness Mixed'

  • New in 2014
A modern alternative to marigolds, these dwarf and bushy plants will quickly fill beds, borders and containers with carpets of fiery colour. Semi-double blooms in clear shades of red, yellow and orange are borne on short sturdy stems, above mounds of feathery green foliage. Spectacular when planted towards the front of beds and borders, Cosmos sulphureus 'Brightness Mixed' flowers continuously from summer through to autumn and the blooms are highly attractive to bees and butterflies. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 50 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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Begonia 'Majestic Sunburst'

  • New in 2014

The enormous 20cm (8") blooms of Begonia 'Majestic Sunburst' 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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Begonia 'Non-stop Citrus'

  • New in 2014
Just like the other ‘Non-stop’ varieties, Begonia 'Non-stop Citrus' blooms continuously in a refreshing blend of bright citrus colours. With weather resistant blooms, these long lasting tuberous begonias will keep flowering well into autumn - long after most summer flowering plants have faded. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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Marigold 'French Vanilla' F1 Hybrid

Tagetes erecta, African Marigold

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  • 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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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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Begonia semperflorens 'Lotto Mixed'

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  • Customer favourite

An exceptionally large flowered variety compared to normal Begonia semperflorens cultivars. Begonia 'Lotto' Mixed plants produce neat blooms with yellow centres in a sumptuous mix of colours. Perfect for creating a show-stopping display in containers, beds, baskets, and Flower Pouches™!Height and spread: 30cm (12”).

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    • 140 miniplug plants

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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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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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    • 48 plug plants

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Lobelia 'Monsoon'

  • Basket fillers you can't do without!
This trailing version of Lobelia 'Crystal Palace' produces a cascade of sapphire flowers - just the thing to brighten up your containers this summer. Masses of dazzling blue flowers sparkle against a backdrop of green foliage that takes on shades of bronze as the plants mature. Lobelia 'Monsoon' makes a fabulous trailing filler plant for mixed baskets, or let it tumble over low walls and rockeries for eye-catching ground cover. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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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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