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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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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

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    • £23.98 £17.99

Begonia 'Inferno'™

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  • No deadheading
  • All-weather performance
  • Fast-growing plants

Performs superbly - come rain or shine! How's about that for a towering inferno? Possibly the brightest begonia ever - Begonia 'Inferno'- is a brand new variety from a modern breeding programme; offering colour, vigour, all-weather performance and unbeatable flower power. Plants are fast growing; giving almost instant impact, there's no need to deadhead either, so this really is the perfect low maintenance plant! Perfect for baskets, containers, and Flower Pouches™. Height and spread: 30cm (12").


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    • 5 begonia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 10 begonia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £19.99

Begonia semperflorens 'Lotto Mixed' (Garden Ready)

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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.

An exceptionally large flowered variety compared to normal Begonia semperflorens cultivars. Begonia 'Lotto' Mixed plants produce neat blooms with yellow centres in a sumptuous mix of colours. Perfect for creating a show-stopping display in containers, beds, baskets, and Flower Pouches! Height and spread: 30cm (12").

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 begonia garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £14.99

Begonia 'Crispa Marginata' White-Red

A magnificent specimen for any garden, Begonia 'Crispa Marginata' really does stand apart from all the others. Creamy white flowers with a wonderful bright red frilled edge surround the golden yellow centres for a really dazzling display! This great little begonia is absolutely ideal for adding a lift to any part of the garden, be it in a raised bed or border or in containers on the patio. Supplied as tubers. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 25cm (10"). More info
    • 5 begonia tubers

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 10 begonia tubers

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £19.98 £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").

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 lobelia garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £14.99

Begonia 'Glowing Embers'

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Begonia 'Glowing Embers' positively smoulders all summer long. Dark purple-bronze foliage contrasts with fiery, almost luminous orange blooms for an enduring display. This dramatic Begonia has a compact, semi-cascading habit that looks spectacular spilling from baskets and containers. A fabulous blaze of colour that will even brighten up those tricky shady corners of the patio. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 3 begonia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 9 begonia jumbo plug plants

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    • £29.97 £19.99

Begonia 'Majestic Golden Picotee'

The enormous 20cm (8") blooms of Begonia 'Majestic Golden Picotee' create the most magnificent display! Each gently ruffled yellow petal is edged with orange to create a stunning glowing effect that will last right up to the first frosts. This robust, stocky variety has an upright habit that is perfect for beds and patio containers. This tuberous begonia can even be lifted at the end of summer and the tubers stored for planting again the following spring! Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 35cm (14").


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

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    • 12 begonia plug plants

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

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    • £19.98 £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

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    • £25.98 £17.99

Petunia 'Easy Wave Bubblegum'

  • Perfect bubblegum pink blooms!
  • Our favourite shade in the Easy Wave series and sure to be yours too
  • Strong flowering for hanging baskets dripping in colour
The Easy Wave series is rapidly becoming the 'go to' petunia for anyone looking for trouble free gardening! Our colour mix of this gardeners' favourite now has 18 stunning colours, but 'Bubblegum' is a stand out winner for us. The rich pink blooms are produced in succession without pause right through summer and into autumn, guaranteeing top performance from your hanging baskets and Flowerpouches® no matter what the weather brings. This really is an unbeatable strain. These petunia plants are as rainproof as a kagool, quickly bouncing back after a summer downpour! Looking for an unusual ground cover option this summer? Petunia 'Easy Wave Bubblegum' will trail over open soils, blocking weeds and creating a carpet of colour. Height and spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 12 petunia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 36 petunia plug plants

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    • £17.99
    • 72 petunia plug plants

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    • £59.94 £24.99

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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    • 6 lobelia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £5.99
    • 36 lobelia plug plants

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    • £12.99
    • 72 lobelia plug plants

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    • £25.98 £17.99

Petunia 'Cascadia Rim Magenta'

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The trailing stems of Petunia 'Cascadia Rim Magenta' produce a procession of starry-shaped, deep magenta blooms. Each velvety trumpet has a well defined, creamy white margin that makes these flowers really stand out from the foliage. Let this trailing petunia spill from hanging baskets and patio containers for a particularly eye catching display this summer. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • £14.99
    • 20 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • £39.96 £19.99

Begonia 'Non-Stop Mixed'

  • Non stop flowering

If it's colour that you're after, then look no further! The fully double flowers of Begonia 'Non-Stop Mixed' come in a boisterous range of shades, that jostle for attention containers, beds and borders. With weather resistant blooms, these long lasting tuberous begonias will keep flowering well into autumn - long most summer flowering plants have faded. Height and spread: 30cm (12").


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

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    • 36 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 72 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • SAVE £5.99  
    • £25.98 £19.99