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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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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 July 2016
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    • £12.99

Lobelia 'Cascade Improved Mixed' (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.


An improved blend of Lobelia which gives a full season of stunning cascading colour. Lobelia 'Cascade Improved Mixed' includes a mixture of old varieties which flower early in the season, and new varieties which continue the display later into the summer. This long-lasting mix of trailing Lobelia makes a glittering addition to hanging baskets, containers, flower pouches™ and window-boxes where the froth of pretty flowers blend well with a variety of other bedding plants. Trails to: 45cm (18"). Spread: 15cm (6").

 

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    • 30 lobelia garden ready plants

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Verbena 'Quartz 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.

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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    • 30 verbena garden ready plants

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Osteospermum 'Falling Stars'™ (Sunbrella)

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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 osteospermum Postiplug plants

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    • 10 osteospermum Postiplug plants

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    • 20 osteospermum Postiplug plants

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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 July 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted rudbeckia plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £22.99

Garden Ready Bedding Collection

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.

Another perfect selection for your summer borders, but you'll get bigger garden ready plants for instant use - no need to grow on; plant out on delivery. This collection comprises;
Antirrhinum F1 'Madame Butterfly Mixed'
Begonia F1 'Organdy Mixed'
New Guinea Busy Lizzie 'Divine Mixed'
Marigold F1 'Zenith Mix'
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    • 120 garden ready plants - 30 of each variety

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    • £63.96 £39.99
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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").

 

Buy this variety in a larger plant size
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    • 24 marigold plug plants

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    • 36 marigold plug plants

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    • 72 marigold plug plants

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    • £25.98 £19.99
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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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    • 36 salpiglossis plug plants

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    • 72 salpiglossis plug plants

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Portulaca 'Tropical Mixed'

  • The ultimate in drought tolerance
  • Succulent foliage stores water
  • Flowers thrive in full sun

The fleshy foliage of Portulaca stores water, so once established these plants will thrive in drought conditions and sun-scorched borders. Forget to water these plants for a week or so and they will forgive you, but it is the flowers on these portulaca plants that will impress you the most. Silky, wavy blooms, often with strong marbling, open in full sun to reveal their spectacular tropical colours against the backdrop of fleshy foliage. The plants look great as ground cover, tumbling down banks or spilling out from rockeries. Stuck for floral options in a coastal garden? These will thrive in the heat and salt laden winds. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread 30cm (12").
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    • 24 plug plants

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    • 48 plug plants

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    • £19.98 £17.99
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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").

Useful links:

Read Michael Perry's blog: Get the inside story on 2 new varieties for 2013

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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants

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Bacopa 'Blutopia'

Sutera cordata

Not every plant can be the star of the show! This pretty half hardy trailing plant is a valuable filler plant for a hanging baskets and containers. The tumbling, evergreen stems of Bacopa 'Bluetopia' bear a smothering of mauve blue flowers throughout summer, that keep baskets looking full of colour for longer. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 24 bacopa plug plants

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    • 48 bacopa plug plants

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    • £25.98 £17.99
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