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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.



We have found 26 products.
 

Antirrhinum majus 'Madame Butterfly' F1 Hybrid (Garden Ready)

Snapdragon

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  • 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.

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").

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 antirrhinum garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £14.99

Calendula 'Winter Wonders Collection'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

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  • Flowers four times longer than other calendulas
  • Hardy down to -15ºC
  • Excellent for pots and baskets

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").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Calendula 'Peach Polar'
  • Calendula 'Golden Glaze'
  • Calendula 'Amber Arctic'
  • Calendula 'Banana Blizzard'

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    • 4 calendula Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 8 calendula Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £5.99  
    • £23.98 £17.99

Sunflower 'Inca Gold'

Helianthus

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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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    • 5 sunflower Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 10 sunflower Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £7.99  
    • £25.98 £17.99

Antirrhinum majus 'Madame Butterfly' F1 Hybrid

Snapdragon

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  • 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 April 2016
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    • £8.99
    • 72 antirrhinum plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £3.99  
    • £17.98 £13.99

Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Danube' (Garden Ready)

Floss Flower

  • 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").

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 ageratum garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £14.99

Antirrhinum majus 'Royal Bride'

Snapdragon

The first of a new generation of fragrant snapdragons. This tall annual bears large, majestic spires of fragrant, pure white snapdragon flowers that are perfect for cutting. Antirrhinum 'Royal Bride' makes a lovely addition to cottage gardens or white themed borders where it will easily fill gaps between your perennials, blooming from June to September. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 36 antirrhinum plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 72 antirrhinum plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £6.99  
    • £23.98 £16.99

Stock 'Most 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 April 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 72 stock plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £7.99  
    • £25.98 £17.99
    • 140 stock miniplug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £27.99

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 April 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 72 ageratum plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £7.99  
    • £25.98 £17.99
    • 140 ageratum miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £19.99
    • 280 ageratum miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £9.99  
    • £39.98 £29.99

Antirrhinum 'Candy Showers'

Snapdragon

  • The best trailing snapdragons
For lovers of snapdragons, here's a real treat! This is the first ever trailing snapdragon from seed, which means that we can offer plants in our super value 12 plug trays. Plant them up in hanging baskets, window boxes or in a pot on a pedestal and you'll soon be enjoying tonnes of fragrant cascading flowers. Use them as colourful ground cover too!
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    • 12 antirrhinum plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 24 antirrhinum plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £4.99  
    • £19.98 £14.99
    • 48 antirrhinum plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £14.97  
    • £39.96 £24.99

Rudbeckia fulgida 'Early Bird Gold' (Large Plant)

Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan

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").

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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    • 1 x 1 litre potted rudbeckia plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted rudbeckia plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £22.99

Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

Honeywort

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Also known as Honeywort, this unusual annual bears rounded, blue-green leaves on slender, upright stems. From late spring onwards masses of nodding, rich purple flowers, surrounded by blue-purple bracts appear at the stem tips, which are highly attractive to bees. With a bushy habit, Cerinthe major ‘Purpurascens’ is a fantastic addition to annual beds or used to fill gaps in herbaceous borders, where it is happy in any well drained soil. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 3 cerinthe Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 6 cerinthe Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £19.99

Marigold 'Strawberry Blonde'

Tagetes patula, French Marigold

  • Enjoy a Marigold that's almost PINK in colour!
  • Unique colour introduction
  • Pink russet tones bring an old garden favourite right up to date

Your eyes aren't deceiving you! A breeding break through has created a new French Marigold with flowers in totally unique russet tones; bringing pink shades to the marigold colour palette for the very first time. These bushy, vigorous, free-flowering French marigold plants are set to be this year's must-have bedding plant. Marigold ‘Strawberry Blonde’ has high weather tolerance ensuring a long season of colour in beds, border and containers. Great as a ‘mixer’ but it truly comes into its own when planted en masse in drifts or blocks. Height and spread: 25cm (10").
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    • 24 marigold plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 48 marigold plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £1.99  
    • £19.98 £17.99