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.
Sunflower 'Inca Gold'
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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Calendula 'Winter Wonders Collection'
English Marigold, Marigold, Pot MarigoldCustomer Rating
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").
Stock 'Most Scented Mix'
Matthiola incana, GillyflowerMore info
Plug Plant Bedding Collection
Antirrhinum 'Candy Canes'
Salvia 'Blaze of Fire'
Nicotiana 'Eau de Cologne'
Rudbeckia 'All Sorts Mixed' More info
Stock 'Autumn Perfume Mixed' (Garden Ready)
Matthiola incana, Gillyflower
Our top choice for autumn colour and fragrance. Scented stocks are much underused and underrated autumn performer s. Not everyone has the time or space to raise biennials from seed, but we've done the hard part with our Stocks 'Autumn Perfume Mixed'. There'll be no going back once you've tried our garden ready plants this season. We've packed this cheery collection with a range of vibrant shades to offer an excellent display, soaked in colour and draped in an addictive spicy perfume. Our garden ready plants ensure strong flowering this autumn. Height 30cm (12"). Spread 20cm (8").