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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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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

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    • £8.99
    • 72 antirrhinum plug plants

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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").

 

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    • 30 nicotiana garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £14.99

Dahlia 'Figaro 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.

Create a blaze of summer colour with this mixture of classic, dwarf bedding dahlias. The dazzling double and semi-double blooms of Dahlia 'Figaro' Mixed are produced on fast growing plants with a compact, bushy habit. Ideal for creating a colourful, long lasting display in beds, borders and containers. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

 

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    • 30 dahlia garden ready plants

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    • £14.99

Salpiglossis sinuata 'Royale Mixed' F1 Hybrid (Garden Ready)

Painted Tongue

  • 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.

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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    • 30 salpiglossis garden ready plants

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    • £14.99

Antirrhinum 'Mini Butterflies Mixed'

Snapdragon

  • Compact version of a garden favourite
Garden favourite Antirrhinum 'Madame Butterfly' now has a brand-new compact cousin! This dwarf Snapdragon retains the double azalea like blooms of it larger relation, but has a delightfully neat habit too. With its vibrant colours and reduced size, Antirrhinum 'Mini Butterflies Mixed' is perfect for edging beds and borders. Height: 23cm (9"). Spread: 23cm (9").
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    • 36 antirrhinum plug plants

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    • £13.99
    • 72 antirrhinum plug plants

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Marigold 'Zenith Mixed' F1 Hybrid (Garden Ready)

Tagetes patula x erecta, Afro-French Marigold

  • 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.


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: The citrus tasting flowers have many uses, try them in salads, sandwiches or seafood dishes too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

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    • 30 marigold garden ready plants

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    • £14.99

Gazania 'Frosty Kiss Mixed'

Treasure Flower

  • The most drought tolerant gazania yet
The reflective silvery foliage of these fantastic Gazania plants is the secret to their drought tolerance. But you won't be focussing on the foliage when you see the giant starry blooms burst open this summer. This new mix just cannot be beaten. These undemanding and free-flowering bedding plants tolerate drought or windy coastal sites with ease, but will also perform perfectly in a summer of rain. So easy to grow, and perfect for filling beds and containers with fabulous summer colour. Height and spread: 25cm (10").
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    • 24 gazania plug plants

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    • £9.99
    • 48 gazania plug plants

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    • £19.98 £17.99

Gazania 'Shepherd's Delight'

Treasure Flower

  • Open whatever the weather!
This fabulous blend brings together a handpicked selection of the most vivid ruby red shades. The glowing blooms of Gazania 'Shepherd's Delight' will stay open even on dull and cloudy days making them perfect for our unpredictable British summers. With a compact and bushy habit, these versatile Treasure Flowers are easy to grow in beds and borders - even tolerating drought and coastal, windy conditions. Height and spread: 25cm (10").
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    • 36 gazania plug plants

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    • £11.99
    • 72 gazania plug plants

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Petunia 'Orchid-Flowered Mixed' F1 Hybrid

  • Best in class for double petunias
Widely acknowledged as the world's finest double petunias, with exquisite orchid-like, ruffled blooms in a medley of radiant colours. Petunia 'Orchid Flowered Mixed' begin flowering early in the season and continue their luxurious display throughout the summer, until the first frosts. This versatile mix is a delight in borders, beds and containers and flower Pouches®. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

 

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    • 36 petunia plug plants

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    • 72 petunia plug plants

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    • 110 petunia miniplug plants

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    • £17.99
    • 220 petunia miniplug plants

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Begonia 'Whopper Mixed'

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  • Great for ground cover too!
A super-sized Begonia with a big impact! Everything about this new variety is big - the leaves, the flowers, the height; so just a few plants will go a long way towards filling your garden with fabulous summer colour. Let Begonia 'Whopper Mixed' spill over the sides of patio containers or use it as long lasting ground cover to fill beds and borders. Height and spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 12 begonia plug plants

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    • £9.99
    • 24 begonia plug plants

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    • £19.98 £14.99
    • 48 begonia plug plants

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Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Danube' (Garden Ready)

Floss Flower

  • 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 large-flowered, vigorous variety of annual ageratum with powder-puff flower heads of soft, lavender blue. The fluffy, weather resistant blooms are particularly attractive to butterflies. With a dense, compact habit, Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Danube' is perfect for adding texture and colour to bedding, borders and containers. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 25cm (10").

 

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    • 30 ageratum garden ready plants

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    • £14.99

Petunia 'Frills and Spills Anna'

  • A perfect petunia perfume that you'll wish you could bottle!
  • New sister bloom to a longstanding favourite
  • Ruffled bicolour double blooms for extra impact
If you know the Frills and Spills series you’ll know Petunia 'Priscilla'. This gardeners' favourite celebrates its 20th anniversary this season. To mark the occasion, breeders have launched a new sister line, with new colours and improved fragrance. Hanging basket Petunia 'Anna' offers the same ruffled double blooms but in a bicolour mix of pink and white, along with the best fragrance we've noted on a petunia. You'll want to bottle the heavenly summer-long scent drifting from these petunia plants. Combine this with a neat, yet tumbling habit, and you'll wonder how you ever did without this top performing petunia. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • £9.99
    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • £19.98 £14.99