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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 20 products.
 

Stock 'Tall Clove 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 August 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 72 stock plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 140 stock miniplug plants

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

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    • £27.99
    • Out of stock

Cornflower 'The Bride'

Amberboa moschata, Centaurea moschata, Sweet Sultan

  • Giant cornflowers with fragrance
Amberboa 'The Bride' is an easy to grow annual with large, sweetly scented flowers in purest white. This stunning white cornflower is perfect for cutting and makes a lovely plant for filling gaps in summer borders. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 12 cornflower plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 24 cornflower plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £16.99

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

Nicotiana 'Eau de Cologne Mixed'

Tobacco Plant

 Customer Rating

A special mixture offering uniform, mid-height plants with upward-facing nicotiana flowers, in a tapestry of glowing colours. The upright flower stems of Nicotiana 'Eau de Cologne' are guaranteed to lend a sparkle to your borders and their evening fragrance only adds to their irresistible charm. An elegant annual that is most effective when planted in large drifts throughout beds and borders. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 25cm (10").

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    • 6 nicotiana plug plants

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    • £4.99
    • Out of stock
    • 24 nicotiana plug plants

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    • £9.99
    • Out of stock
    • 36 nicotiana plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 72 nicotiana plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £18.99
    • 140 nicotiana miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £19.99
    • 280 nicotiana miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £29.99

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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    • £4.99
    • Out of stock
    • 36 salpiglossis plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 72 salpiglossis plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £19.99

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

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

Busy Lizzie 'Divine Mixed' (New Guinea)

Impatiens x hawkeri

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Cut the risk of disease with this robust, downy mildew resistant New Guinea Impatiens. Busy Lizzie 'Divine' flowers endlessly, in a wonderful bright colour mix, from June to November on strong, spreading plants that will quickly fill pots and cover beds and borders. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").
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    • 36 Busy Lizzie plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £7.99
    • 72 Busy Lizzie plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £12.99

Laurentia 'Indigo Stars'

Isotoma, Solenopsis axillaris

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A constellation of starry indigo blooms sits above the airy linear foliage of this neat, compact variety. Laurentia plants are resilient and versatile, even coping well in dry conditions. The gently scented flowers of Isotoma 'Indigo Stars' flower over a particularly long period - perfect for filling containers, beds and borders with long lasting colour! Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").

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    • 36 laurentia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 72 laurentia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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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
    • SAVE £7.99  
    • £17.99

Petunia 'Trailing Surfinia Red'

  • The no.1 trailing petunia
  • The longest trailing stems
  • Weather-resistant
World renowned for their flower power, weather resistance, colour range and versatility. This vigorous, red variety of Surfinia petunia has long trailing stems, reaching up to 90cm (35"); ideal for creating a cascade of colour from hanging baskets, flower pouches® and containers. For a less formal display, let Petunia 'Trailing Surfinia Red' tumble over walls in a wave of trumpet shaped blooms. Trails to: 90cm (35").
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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £7.99

Lobelia 'Cascade Improved Mixed'

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  • Flowers longer than other lobelia
An improved blend of Lobelia which gives a full season of stunning cascading colour. Lobelia 'Cascade Improved Choice 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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    • 36 lobelia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £7.99
    • 72 lobelia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 140 lobelia miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 280 lobelia miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £24.99

Marigold 'Zenith Mixed' F1 Hybrid

Tagetes patula x erecta, Afro-French Marigold

  • Does not set seed therefore increased flower power all season long!

If you're only going to grow one marigold this summer, choose Marigold 'Zenith Mixed'! An Afro-French hybrid, Marigold 'Zenith Mixed' produces crested, carnation-like flowers in a mixture of colours including reds, oranges, yellows and bicolour shades. With a vigorous growth habit and superb weather resistance you'll be enjoying non-stop colour in your beds, borders and containers from summer through to autumn. Height and spread: 35cm (14").


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

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    • 36 marigold plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £14.99

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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    • Buy any 2 packs for just £25  
    • £14.99
    • Out of stock

Annual 'Best Value Bumper' Collection

Everything you need to make your beds, borders and baskets look amazing this year! This superb value pack combines all three of our fabulous annual collections, giving you all the plants you need this summer for a colourful and long-lasting display. Height: Up to 60cm (24"). Spread: Up to 45cm (18").


Collection comprises:
  • Antirrhinum 'Candy Canes' Mixed - The first of a new generation of high quality, fragrant snapdragons, in a flamboyant contemporary colour range.
  • Salvia splendens 'Blaze of Fire' - Plumes of brilliant scarlet flowers above neat, compact plants make this one of the most famous and striking summer annual bedding plants.
  • Nicotiana 'Eau de Cologne' Mixed - Uniform, mid-height plants with upward-facing, fragrant flowers, in a tapestry of glowing colours.
  • Rudbeckia 'All Sorts Mixed' - These robust coneflowers have outstanding garden performance, and the long-lasting blooms make excellent cut flowers. A lovely addition to beds, borders and large patio containers.
  • Petunia 'Easy Wave™ Improved Mixed' - A blend of over 20 types of petunia flowers which are always dazzling, come rain or shine.
  • Lobelia 'Monsoon Midnight' - Producing a cascade of sapphire flowers, this trailing Lobelia is ideal for hanging baskets and containers.
  • Begonia semperflorens 'Lotto Mixed' - An exceptionally large flowered variety compared to normal Begonia semperflorens cultivars. Excellent for bedding.
  • Bacopa 'Snowtopia' - One of the best-selling hanging basket fillers in every UK garden centre. You can always count on bacopa for a showy display, so why not order now so you're ready to plant up those baskets?
  • Gazania 'Tiger Stripes Mixed' - An improvement on our ever popular Gazania ‘Tiger Stripes’. Wide daisy-like blooms sport a contrasting stripe on every petal for a really cheerful display.
  • Verbena 'Quartz Mixed' F1 Hybrid - A carefully selected mix of early flowering, brightly coloured verbena with excellent mildew resistance that will guarantee a long lasting display.
  • Dianthus barbatus 'Sweet' - Sweet Williams are a cottage garden favourite for their fabulous scent and abundant flowers which are ideal for cutting.
  • Salpiglossis sinuata 'Royale Mixed' F1 Hybrid - Stunning velvety trumpet flowers on upright, bushy plants.
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    • 72 plug plants - 6 of each variety

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    • £59.88 £19.99
    • Out of stock

Antirrhinum 'Antirinca Collection'

Snapdragon

Extraordinary snapdragon flowers with a most unusual wide, open form that is rarely seen. The large blooms of Antirrhinum 'Antirinca Collection' have a fabulous bubblegum fragrance that makes them all the more appealing. This uniform, strong growing variety is perfect for dotting throughout summer borders or making a colour splash in patio containers. Snapdragons make superb cut flowers so you can enjoy them indoors too! Height: 35cm (14"). Spread: 25cm (10"). More info
    • 3 antirrhinum Postiplug plants

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    • £9.99
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    • 9 antirrhinum Postiplug plants

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    • HALF PRICE  
    • £14.99
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Osteospermum 'Pick n Mix'

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

  • Tailor-made mix of cape daisies!
What a fabulous mix of Osteospermum flowers - spoons, crested, bicolours and picotees, in every shape and colour imaginable! Osteospermum 'Pick n Mix' brings together a 'must have' selection of African Daisies that will brighten up pots, beds and borders with their wide-open blooms. Thriving in hot and sunny conditions, these drought tolerant Cape Daisies are a real stalwart of the summer garden, flowering right up to the first frosts. Height and spread: 35cm (14").
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    • 5 osteospermum Postiplug plants

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    • £11.99
    • Out of stock

Lobelia 'Monsoon' (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.

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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    • 30 lobelia garden ready plants

    • Despatch:
    • Buy 2 packs for just £25  
    • £14.99
    • Out of stock

Nicotiana 'Eau de Cologne Mixed' (Garden Ready)

Tobacco Plant

  • 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 special mixture offering uniform, mid-height plants with upward-facing nicotiana flowers, in a tapestry of glowing colours. The upright flower stems of Nicotiana 'Eau de Cologne' are guaranteed to lend a sparkle to your borders and their evening fragrance only adds to their irresistible charm. An elegant annual that is most effective when planted in large drifts throughout beds and borders. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 25cm (10").

 

More info
    • 30 nicotiana garden ready plants

    • Despatch:
    • Buy any 2 packs for just £25  
    • £14.99
    • Out of stock

Plug Plant Bedding Collection

  • New in 2015
The perfect summer selection for vibrant bedding displays in the border. We've matched a range of colours, heights, textures and scents to ensure a winning garden display. Mix them up or set out in blocks - they'll look great no matter the arrangement. This collection comprises;
Antirrhinum 'Candy Canes'
Salvia 'Blaze of Fire'
Nicotiana 'Eau de Cologne'
Rudbeckia 'All Sorts Mixed'
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    • 24 plug plants - 6 of each variety

    • Despatch:
    • SAVE £11.97  
    • £19.96 £7.99
    • Out of stock