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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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Osteospermum 'Falling Stars'™ (Sunbrella)

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

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  • Mail order exclusive
Grow the first cascading cape daisy for something really different this summer! This vigorous trailing variety of the African daisy comes in a sunshine blend of five vivid colours that will fill your baskets, window boxes and containers with colour. Famed for their long flowering period, these gorgeous Osteospermums are drought tolerant and simply love the sun. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £10.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

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    • £16.99
    • 20 Postiplug plants

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    • £22.99

Begonia 'Inferno'™

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  • No deadheading
  • All-weather performance
  • Fast-growing plants

Performs superbly - come rain or shine! How's about that for a towering inferno? Possibly the brightest begonia ever - Begonia 'Inferno'- is a brand new variety from a modern breeding programme; offering colour, vigour, all-weather performance and unbeatable flower power. Plants are fast growing; giving almost instant impact, there's no need to deadhead either, so this really is the perfect low maintenance plant! Perfect for baskets, containers, and Flower Pouches™. Height and spread: 30cm (12").


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    • 5 jumbo plug plants

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

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    • £16.99

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

Begonia 'On Top Pink Blush'

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The flamboyant, double, candyfloss-pink blooms of Begonia 'On Top Pink Blush' make a particularly eye-catching display. This superb patio plant has been specially bred for its showy upward facing flowers which makes each and every one of them visible for maximum impact. This Californian bred variety is one of the best quality begonias available - the perfect choice for long lasting colour in your patio containers. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").
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    • 24 plug plants

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

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

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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    • 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

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
    • Double up 25 to 50 for £5 extra  
    • £29.98 £19.99

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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    • 12 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 24 plug plants

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    • £14.99

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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    • 24 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 48 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • Double up 24 to 48 for £5 extra  
    • £19.98 £14.99

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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    • 24 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 36 plug plants

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    • £13.99
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    • 72 plug plants

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    • £18.99
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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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    • 6 plug plants

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    • £5.99
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    • 36 plug plants

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    • £12.99
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    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £17.99
    • 140 miniplug plants

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    • £19.99
    • 280 miniplug plants

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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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    • 12 plug plants

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    • 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

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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    • 36 plug plants

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    • £11.99
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    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £16.99