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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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Briza maxima

Greater Quaking Grass

  • New in 2014
Pretty and architectural, the wonderful Greater Quaking Grass produces shapely nodding seed heads on delicate stems, which sway and rustle in the slightest breeze. As summer progresses the green stems and seed heads slowly age to a golden straw colour and remain throughout the autumn for a long season of interest. Grow Briza maxima in beds, borders and containers, where the tall swaying stems create a relaxed and informal feel. Quaking grass plants also make a fantastic addition to fresh or dried flower arrangements. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 25cm (10").
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    • 36 plug plants

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    • £9.99
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    • 72 plug plants

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    • £19.99 £14.99
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Dianthus barbatus 'Green Trick'

Sweet William, Dianthus barbatus 'Temarisou', Carnation 'Green Trick'

  • Eye-catching carnations lasting 4-6 weeks as a cut flower
  • Perfect for containers
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Dianthus 'Green Trick' is going down a storm in the Dutch cut flower auctions, and is set to be a favourite for modern wedding bouquets. The extraordinary pompom shaped, green flowers are 5cm (2”) wide and last an incredible 4 to 6 weeks in a vase. This modern relative of the ever popular Sweet William performs superbly and flowers within just 8 weeks of planting. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for cottage garden borders, beds and containers. Height: 45cm (18”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

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

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    • 6 pencil plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £19.98 £14.99

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

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £9.99
    • 36 plug plants

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    • £13.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £18.99

Osteospermum hybrida 'Passion Mixed'

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

  • Drought-tolerant variety
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Wide, open daisy flowers in an irresistible blend of soft pink, rose and white, smother the naturally compact stems of Osteospermum 'Passion' Mixed. These delightful cape daisies flower all summer long and are never happier than when the sun is at its hottest, as they are drought tolerant too. Perfect for borders, beds and patio containers. Height and spread: 45cm (18”).

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    • 12 plug plants

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    • £11.99
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    • 24 plug plants

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    • £16.99
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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

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £10.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

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    • £16.99
    • 20 Postiplug plants

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    • £22.99

Antirrhinum 'Candy Canes Mixed'

Snapdragon

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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

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £5.99
    • 36 plug plants

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    • £11.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £23.98 £16.99

Zinnia marylandica 'Zahara Mixed'

  • This Zinnia loves the UK weather!
Possibly the best mixture of dwarf bedding zinnias available, with an exceptional garden performance. Enjoying hot dry conditions, but also thriving in wet British weather, this vividly colourful mix will flower all summer long. With good disease tolerance, Zinnia 'Zahara Mixed' is ideal for borders or containers. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 25 plug plants

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    • £13.99
    • 50 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • Double up 25 to 50 for £5 extra  
    • £18.99