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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.



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Rudbeckia fulgida 'Early Bird Gold' (Large Plant)

Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan

  • New in 2015
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 September 2015
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    • £8.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted rudbeckia plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £14.99

Begonia 'Non-Stop Mixed'

  • Non stop flowering

If it’s colour that you’re after, then look no further! The fully double flowers of Begonia ‘Non-Stop Mixed’ come in a boisterous range of shades, that jostle for attention containers, beds and borders. With weather resistant blooms, these long lasting tuberous begonias will keep flowering well into autumn - long most summer flowering plants have faded. Height and spread: 30cm (12").


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

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    • 36 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 72 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £19.99

Lobelia 'Starship Scarlet'

A glorious perennial for borders or large patio containers. You'll be enthralled by the ruby-red, glossy foliage and punchy, scarlet-red flower spikes! More info
    • 24 lobelia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 48 lobelia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £14.99

Bidens 'Pink Princess'

  • New in 2015

The feathery foliage and pink bicolour blooms of Bidens 'Pink Princess' have a lovely airy feel. Unlike traditional varieties, this modern cultivar remains compact with a neat upright habit all summer long. Perfect for brightening up beds, borders and patio containers with a free flowering display that will last right through to October. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").

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    • 5 bidens Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £8.99

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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 72 ageratum plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £17.99
    • 140 ageratum miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £18.99
    • 280 ageratum miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £28.99

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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 72 antirrhinum plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £17.99

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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 36 marigold plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 72 marigold plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £19.99

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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 48 petunia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • Double up 24 to 48 for £5 extra  
    • £16.99
    • 72 petunia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £22.99

Petunia 'Orchid-Flowered Mixed' F1 Hybrid

  • Best in class for double petunias
Widely acknowledged as the world's finest double petunias, with exquisite orchid-like, ruffled blooms in a medley of radiant colours. Petunia 'Orchid Flowered Mixed' begin flowering early in the season and continue their luxurious display throughout the summer, until the first frosts. This versatile mix is a delight in borders, beds and containers and flower Pouches®. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 36 petunia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 72 petunia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 110 petunia miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £17.99
    • 220 petunia miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £27.99

Salpiglossis sinuata 'Royale Mixed' F1 Hybrid

Painted Tongue

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Like sumptuous gold braid, the exquisite veining overlays rich, velvety hues, creating a shimmering display. Salpiglossis 'Royale Mixed' produces stunning trumpet flowers on upright, bushy plants. Salpiglossis flowers can be cut for a majestic indoor display, and the opulent colours add an exotic feel to patio containers, and annual bedding schemes. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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    • 6 salpiglossis plug plants

    • Despatch:
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    • £4.99
    • Out of stock
    • 36 salpiglossis plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 72 salpiglossis plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £19.99

Salvia splendens 'Blaze of Fire'

Scarlet Sage, Salvia splendens 'Fireball'

  • Works well in patio pots
Plumes of brilliant scarlet flowers above neat, compact plants make this one of the most famous and striking summer annual bedding plants. Flowering early and continuing over a long period, Salvia 'Blaze of Fire' provides excellent value and bold impact in long lasting bedding displays, window boxes and containers. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 6 salvia plug plants

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    • £4.99
    • Out of stock
    • 36 salvia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 72 salvia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £14.99

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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    • 6 verbena plug plants

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    • £4.99
    • Out of stock
    • 36 verbena plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 72 verbena plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £16.99