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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

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    • £10.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

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    • £16.99
    • 20 Postiplug plants

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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

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    • £11.99
    • 10 jumbo plug plants

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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

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    • £14.99
    • 48 plug plants

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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

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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

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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

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    • £9.99
    • 48 plug plants

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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

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    • £9.99
    • 36 plug plants

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    • 72 plug plants

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    • £18.99
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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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    • 24 plug plants

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    • 36 plug plants

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    • 72 plug plants

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    • 140 miniplug plants

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    • £19.99
    • 280 miniplug plants

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Begonia semperflorens 'Lotto Mixed'

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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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    • 72 plug plants

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    • 140 miniplug plants

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    • 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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    • 24 plug plants

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    • £19.98 £14.99
    • 48 plug plants

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    • £39.96 £19.99

Lobelia 'Monsoon'

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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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    • 72 plug plants

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Begonia 'Apricot Shades'

Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid

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!

Large, cascading double blooms in sunshine shades of apricot and lemon will pour from your containers from July to October. These tuberous begonias will perform whatever the weather, in sun or semi shade. The trailing habit of Begonia 'Apricot Shades' makes them ideal for hanging baskets, window boxes and flower pouches for a really impressive display that will light up even a shady corner. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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

 

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    • 30 garden-ready-plants

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