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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.


You might also be interested in our stunning range of perennial plants which flower every year.



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Begonia 'Glowing Embers'

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Begonia 'Glowing Embers' positively smoulders all summer long. Dark purple-bronze foliage contrasts with fiery, almost luminous orange blooms for an enduring display. This dramatic Begonia has a compact, semi-cascading habit that looks spectacular spilling from baskets and containers. A fabulous blaze of colour that will even brighten up those tricky shady corners of the patio. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 3 begonia jumbo plug plants

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    • £9.99
    • 9 begonia jumbo plug plants

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Petunia 'Cascadia Rim Magenta'

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The trailing stems of Petunia 'Cascadia Rim Magenta' produce a procession of starry-shaped, deep magenta blooms. Each velvety trumpet has a well defined, creamy white margin that makes these flowers really stand out from the foliage. Let this trailing petunia spill from hanging baskets and patio containers for a particularly eye catching display this summer. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

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Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid (Pre-planted Basket)

For hassle-free gardening, look no further than our pre-planted baskets for easy summer-long colour. We're always on the look out for ways to make life simpler for our gardening customers. So what could be easier hanging baskets which are already planted up? We've taken the hard work out of creating wonderfully colourful displays - just order our pre-planted baskets of your favourite varieties and position them where you'll most enjoy their summer colour. Then all you need to do is water them and wait!

A best seller, Begonia 'Apricot Shades' is as versatile as it is beautiful! 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").
Hanging basket diameter: 27cm (11in). 7.6 Litres.

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

 

Garden ready pre-planted baskets
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    • 1 x begonia pre-planted basket

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £14.99

Salpiglossis sinuata 'Royale Mixed' F1 Hybrid (Garden Ready)

  • 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.

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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    • 30 salpiglossis garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £14.99

Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Danube' (Garden Ready)

  • 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.

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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    • 30 ageratum garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £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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    • £5.99
    • 36 verbena plug plants

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    • £12.99
    • 72 verbena plug plants

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Gazania 'Tiger Stripes Mixed'

Treasure Flower

The wide daisy-like blooms of Gazania 'Tiger Stripes Mixed' sport a contrasting stripe on every petal for a really cheerful display. These undemanding and free-flowering bedding plants tolerate drought or windy coastal sites with ease. So easy to grow, and perfect for filling beds and containers with fabulous summer colour. Height and spread: 20cm (8").

 

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    • 6 gazania plug plants

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    • 36 gazania plug plants

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    • 72 gazania plug plants

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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

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    • £12.99
    • 72 ageratum plug plants

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    • £25.98 £17.99
    • 140 ageratum miniplug plants

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Begonia semperflorens 'Summer Jewels Mixed'

Compact begonia semperflorens are traditionally used in bedding and container displays. Now you can add a garden favourite to your summer hanging baskets, thanks to guaranteed cascading performance. These begonia semperflorens plants offer trailing, flower-laden stems, ensuring the look you are after when it comes to your hanging basket displays. Inbuilt garden performance guarantees that the tough, resilient stems will persist with flowers until the first hard frosts of winter. Robust foliage shrugs off any type of weather and the flowers glitter and sparkle like jewels of summer. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

 

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    • 24 begonia plug plants

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    • 48 begonia 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 marigold plug plants

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    • £9.99
    • 36 marigold plug plants

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    • 72 marigold plug plants

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    • £25.98 £19.99

Petunia 'Crazytunia Mandevilla'

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Petunia 'Crazytunia Mandevilla' is simply spectacular! Incredible fiery colours radiate outwards from the centres of these unique, star shaped blooms. This compact, upright petunia has a robust habit and superb weather resistance which ensures a brilliant performance throughout summer. Plant them in beds, containers and baskets for a magnificent display that will stop people in their tracks. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants

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Petunia 'Trailing Surfinia Red'

  • The no.1 trailing petunia
  • The longest trailing stems
  • Weather-resistant
World renowned for their flower power, weather resistance, colour range and versatility. This vigorous, red variety of Surfinia petunia has long trailing stems, reaching up to 90cm (35"); ideal for creating a cascade of colour from hanging baskets, flower pouches® and containers. For a less formal display, let Petunia 'Trailing Surfinia Red' tumble over walls in a wave of trumpet shaped blooms. Trails to: 90cm (35").
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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

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