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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.



We have found 18 products.
 

Calendula 'Winter Wonders Collection'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

  • New in 2015
  • 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 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 8 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
    • SAVE £7.99  
    • £14.99

Antirrhium 'Mini Butterflies Mixed'

Snapdragon

  • Compact version of a garden favourite
Garden favourite Antirrhinum 'Madame Butterfly' now has a brand-new compact cousin! This dwarf Snapdragon retains the double azalea like blooms of it larger relation, but has a delightfully neat habit too. With its vibrant colours and reduced size, Antirrhium 'Mini Butterflies Mixed' is perfect for edging beds and borders. Height: 23cm (9"). Spread: 23cm (9").
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    • 36 plug plants

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    • £13.99
    • Out of stock
    • 72 plug plants

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    • £18.99
    • Out of stock

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 plug plants

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    • £9.99
    • Out of stock
    • 72 plug plants

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    • £19.99
    • Out of stock

Marigold 'French Vanilla' F1 Hybrid (Garden Ready)

Tagetes erecta, African Marigold

  • Customer favourite
  • Very reliable summer annual
You can plant our garden-ready plants straight into the garden when they arrive - it couldn’t be easier! There’s no need to re-pot them or to grow them on - just plant and water them. Pretty soon you’ll be enjoying their wonderful displays of colour. If you haven’t got the time or the room to grow plants from small seedlings, then these are for you! You’re sure to get great results because we’ve done the crucial early growing for you. Just plant, water and enjoy!

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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    • 30 marigold garden-ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
    • Buy 2 packs for just £25  
    • £14.99

Marigold 'Zenith Mixed' F1 Hybrid (Garden Ready)

Tagetes patula x erecta, Afro-French Marigold

  • Does not set seed therefore increased flower power all season long!

Our garden-ready plants are now even bigger and better! You can plant our garden-ready plants straight into the garden when they arrive - it couldn’t be easier! There’s no need to re-pot them or to grow them on - just plant and water them. Pretty soon you’ll be enjoying their wonderful displays of colour. If you haven’t got the time or the room to grow plants from small seedlings, then these are for you! You’re sure to get great results because we’ve done the crucial early growing for you. Just plant, water and enjoy!


If you're only going to grow one marigold this summer, choose Marigold 'Zenith Mixed'! An Afro-French hybrid, Marigold 'Zenith Mixed' produces crested, carnation-like flowers in a mixture of colours including reds, oranges, yellows and bicolour shades. With a vigorous growth habit and superb weather resistance you’ll be enjoying non-stop colour in your beds, borders and containers from summer through to autumn. Height and spread: 35cm (14").


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

 

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    • 30 marigold garden-ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
    • Buy 2 packs for just £25  
    • £14.99

Marigold 'Zenith Mixed' F1 Hybrid

Tagetes patula x erecta, Afro-French Marigold

  • Does not set seed therefore increased flower power all season long!

If you're only going to grow one marigold this summer, choose Marigold 'Zenith Mixed'! An Afro-French hybrid, Marigold 'Zenith Mixed' produces crested, carnation-like flowers in a mixture of colours including reds, oranges, yellows and bicolour shades. With a vigorous growth habit and superb weather resistance you’ll be enjoying non-stop colour in your beds, borders and containers from summer through to autumn. Height and spread: 35cm (14").


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

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    • 36 plug plants

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    • £9.99
    • Out of stock
    • 72 plug plants

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    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £14.99
    • Out of stock

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 plug plants

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    • £4.99
    • Out of stock
    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £14.99

Salvia splendens 'Blaze of Fire' (Garden Ready)

Scarlet Sage, Salvia splendens 'Fireball'

  • Works well in patio pots
You can plant our garden-ready plants straight into the garden when they arrive - it couldn’t be easier! There’s no need to re-pot them or to grow them on - just plant and water them. Pretty soon you’ll be enjoying their wonderful displays of colour. If you haven’t got the time or the room to grow plants from small seedlings, then these are for you! You’re sure to get great results because we’ve done the crucial early growing for you. Just plant, water and enjoy!

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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    • 30 salvia garden-ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
    • Buy 2 packs for just £25  
    • £14.99

Begonia 'Fragrant Falls Improved™ - Apricot Delight'

  • Very distinctive fragrance
  • Scents develop through the day
  • Each colour has a different perfume

A dramatic improvement on its predecessor, Begonia ‘Fragrant Falls Improved’ has more colour, more flowers and more fragrance. The fully double blooms of ‘Apricot Delight’ are beautifully perfumed and remain fragrant whatever the weather. Like all begonias, ‘Fragrant Falls Improved’ has astonishing staying power, flowering throughout summer and well into autumn. These magnificent trailing begonias are perfect for adding long lasting, vibrant colour to those tricky shady areas. Spectacular in baskets, flower pouches and window boxes where their perfume can be truly appreciated. 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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    • 4 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • SAVE £5.00  
    • £14.99 £9.99

Antirrhinum 'Candy Canes Mixed'

Snapdragon

 Customer Rating

The first of a new generation of high quality, fragrant snapdragons, in a flamboyant contemporary colour range. Tried and tested, Antirrhinum 'Candy Canes' Mixed is ideal for adding a bright splash of colour to cottage garden borders, and won't disappoint as a cut flower either. Height: 35cm (18?). Spread: 35cm (14?).

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    • 6 plug plants

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    • £4.99
    • Out of stock
    • 36 plug plants

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    • £11.99
    • Out of stock
    • 72 plug plants

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    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £23.98 £16.99
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Osteospermum 'Bronze Medallion'

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

  • Shimmering bronze flowers all summer
Masses of shimmering pink-orange daisy blooms smother neat, uniform plants all summer long. The vibrant shades of Osteopsermum 'Bronze Medallion' will heat up any bedding scheme, border or container. Thriving in hot and sunny conditions, these drought tolerant Cape Daisies are a real stalwart of the summer garden, flowering right up to the first frosts. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 12 plug plants

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    • £11.99
    • Out of stock
    • 24 plug plants

    • Despatch:
    • Save £6.99  
    • £23.98 £16.99
    • Out of stock
    • 48 plug plants

    • Despatch:
    • Double up 24 to 48 for £5 extra  
    • £47.96 £21.99
    • Out of stock

Patio Mixed

Our Patio Mix has everything you'll need to fill your patio pots this summer! This fabulous collection is perfectly suited to growing in containers for long lasting colour. Mingle them together to create fabulous mixed plantings. Height: 65cm (26"). Spread: 45cm (18").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Petunia 'Frenzy' Mixed - Weather resistant blooms in pure colours, picotees, veined, and some with bright, white stars.
  • Antirrhinum 'Madame Butterfly' - Awarded an All American Selection medal for its unusual azalea-shaped snapdragon flowers.
  • Lobelia 'Ultra Cascade' Mixed - An opulent mix of old and new varieties that gives you the best of both worlds - and longer-lasting displays.
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    • 36 plug plants - 12 of each variety

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    • £13.98
    • Out of stock