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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.



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Lobelia 'Starship Scarlet'

A glorious perennial for borders or large patio containers. You'll be enthralled by the ruby-red, glossy foliage and punchy, scarlet-red flower spikes! More info
    • 24 lobelia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 48 lobelia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £14.99

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 March 2016
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    • £8.99
    • 72 antirrhinum plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £13.99

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 marigold plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 36 marigold plug plants

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    • £14.99
    • 72 marigold plug plants

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    • £19.99

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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    • 24 osteospermum plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £17.99
    • 48 osteospermum plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £22.99

Osteospermum 'Falling Stars'™ (Sunbrella)

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

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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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 10 osteospermum Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £17.99
    • 20 osteospermum Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £24.99

Lobelia erinus 'Ultra Cascade Mixed'

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An opulent mix of old varieties and new, that gives you the best of both worlds - and longer-lasting displays. Older varieties in the mix flower early and fade, whilst the newer varieties last longer, so mixed together you'll have a full season of stunning lobelia colour. Lobelia 'Ultra Cascade' Mixed makes a sparkling addition to containers, flower pouches™ and window-boxes. Trailing lobelia is an easy to grow annual that is deservedly popular for its versatility and long flowering period. Trails to: 45cm (18"). Spread: 15cm (6").

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    • 36 lobelia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £10.99
    • 72 lobelia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £15.99

Begonia 'Apricot Shades'

Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid

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  • Great in hanging baskets and pouches
  • Outstanding performance whatever the weather
  • Grows well in sun or shade
  • More than 50% picotees
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").

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

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    • 5 begonia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 15 begonia jumbo plug plants

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    • £14.99
    • 24 begonia plug plants

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    • 48 begonia plug plants

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    • £14.99
    • 100 begonia jumbo plug plants

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    • £69.99

Lobelia 'Waterfall Ice Blue'

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  • Best in Class for cutting raised lobelias
If you've been disappointed by lobelia in the past, then your faith will be restored when you try this superb variety. Recently awarded an RHS AGM, Lobelia 'Waterfall Ice Blue' flowers on and on, regardless of adverse weather conditions. This outstanding trailing lobelia is raised from cuttings and completely sterile, so plants won't waste time setting seed. This sterility brings you further benefits - uniformity, improved vigour and even more flowers. Let this superb lobelia trail from baskets, window boxes and flower pouches where they will still be blooming long after other lobelia plants have faded. Trails to: 45cm (18"). Spread: 15cm (6").
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    • 5 lobelia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 15 lobelia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £19.99

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

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 March 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 72 antirrhinum plug plants

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    • £16.99

Lobelia 'Monsoon'

  • Basket fillers you can't do without!
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 lobelia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 72 lobelia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £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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Companion Planting

Read Michael Perry's blog: Make a change to your plant choices - 2

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    • 5 sunflower Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 10 sunflower Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £14.99