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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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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 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £9.99
    • 6 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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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 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £16.99

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 March 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £19.99

Begonia 'Apricot Shades'

Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid

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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. More info

    • 5 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £10.99
    • 15 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £16.99
    • 100 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £64.99

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 April 2015
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    • £10.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £16.99
    • 20 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £22.99

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 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £14.99

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

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 24 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £16.99
    • 48 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
    • Double up 24 to 48 for £5 extra  
    • £21.99

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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    • 12 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £6.99
    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £17.99

Lobelia 'Waterfall Ice Blue'

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  • Mail order exclusive
  • Best in Class for cutting raised lobelias
Lobelia 'Waterfall Ice Blue' is a revelation. It's a lobelia that will flower for months... and months and months - not just a short, disappointing period like most lobelia. Plants are raised and sold as cuttings, so won't waste their time setting seed, meaning more flowers for you.Trails to: 45cm (18”). Spread: 15cm (6”).
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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £10.99
    • 15 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £16.99

Patio Mixed

Our Patio Mix has everything you'll need to fill your patio pots this summer! This fabulous collection is perfectly suited to growing in containers for long lasting colour. Mingle them together to create fabulous mixed plantings. Height: 65cm (26"). Spread: 45cm (18").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Petunia 'Frenzy' Mixed - Weather resistant blooms in pure colours, picotees, veined, and some with bright, white stars.
  • Antirrhinum 'Madame Butterfly' - Awarded an All American Selection medal for its unusual azalea-shaped snapdragon flowers.
  • Lobelia 'Ultra Cascade' Mixed - An opulent mix of old and new varieties that gives you the best of both worlds - and longer-lasting displays.
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    • 36 plug plants - 12 of each variety

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    • £13.98
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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 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £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
    • Out of stock