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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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Stock 'Autumn Perfume Mixed' (Garden Ready)

Matthiola incana, Gillyflower

  • The fast-track to a hassle-free garden - just plant, water and enjoy!
  • Quality plants delivered to your door, hardened off and ready to plant out
  • Fully-grown, super-robust, healthy plants
Our garden ready plants are selected for garden performance, straight from the nursery. We send them to you 'green' ahead of flowering (but please note some varieties may show a few blooms), which means plants will establish quickly and all their energy goes into producing better roots, so they produce more flowers throughout the season.

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").

 

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    • 30 stocks garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
    • Buy 2 packs for just £25  
    • £17.99

Antirrhinum 'Autumn Dragons Mixed' (Garden Ready)

Snapdragon

  • The fast-track to a hassle-free garden - just plant, water and enjoy!
  • Quality plants delivered to your door, hardened off and ready to plant out
  • Fully-grown, super-robust, healthy plants
Our garden ready plants are selected for garden performance, straight from the nursery. We send them to you 'green' ahead of flowering (but please note some varieties may show a few blooms), which means plants will establish quickly and all their energy goes into producing better roots, so they produce more flowers throughout the season.

We've timed the production of our garden ready Snapdragons to ensure dazzling summer colour in your garden right through autumn. As other summer performers start to fade at the end of the season, the classic colour collection of Antirrhinum 'Autumn Dragons Mixed' will take over, shining forth from September right into November. Not only will you get a strong flash of welcome late season colour, this cheery mix also offers an unusual bubblegum fragrance. Sturdy branching around the main stem ensures a constant supply of flower spikes, making 'Autumn Dragons Mixed' the perfect option for late season home cut flowers. Set this autumn flowering antirrhinum in beds and borders or add to patio pots for a bright and breezy late season display. Height and spread: 60cm (24"). Spread:15cm (6").

 

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    • 30 antirrhinum garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
    • Buy 2 packs for just £25  
    • £17.99

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

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 stock plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 140 stock miniplug plants

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    • £17.99
    • Out of stock
    • 280 stock miniplug plants

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    • £27.99
    • Out of stock

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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    • 12 cornflower plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £16.99

Begonia 'Non-Stop Mixed' (Large Garden Ready Plant)

If it's colour that you're after, then look no further! The fully double flowers of Begonia ÔNon-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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    • 1 x 3 litre potted begonia plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted begonia plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £14.99

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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    • £8.99
    • 72 antirrhinum plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £13.99

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

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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    • 6 nicotiana plug plants

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    • £4.99
    • Out of stock
    • 24 nicotiana plug plants

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    • £9.99
    • Out of stock
    • 36 nicotiana plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 72 nicotiana plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £18.99
    • 140 nicotiana miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £19.99
    • 280 nicotiana miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £29.99

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

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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