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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 '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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    • £12.99
    • 72 Busy Lizzie plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £17.99

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

Petunia 'Belinda'

Deep inky blue flowers adorn the cascading stems of Petunia 'Belinda' as they tumble from your summer baskets and containers. This superb trailing petunia was bred in the British climate for the British climate, so its resilient flowers are completely weather tolerant. With a bushy, compact habit, this stunnning variety is free flowering with consistently double blooms. Trails to: 30cm (12").
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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99

Petunia 'Frills & Spills'™ Mixed'

  • Bred in Britain for the British climate
  • Fragrant double-bloomed petunias
  • Larger than other double trailing types
  • Completely weather resistant
Our customers love the fragrant double blooms of Petunia 'Frills & Spills'™. These outstanding trailing petunias were bred in the British climate for the British climate, so their resilient flowers are completely weather tolerant. The ruffled flowers are larger than other double trailing types so they look fantastic tumbling from baskets, window boxes and patio containers. Trails to: 30cm (12").

 

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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £4.99
    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £8.99
    • 20 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £14.99

Petunia 'Trailing Surfinia Mixed'

  • The no.1 trailing petunia
  • The longest trailing stems
  • Weather-resistant
World renowned for their flower power, weather resistance, colour range and versatility. With their long trailing stems, reaching up to 90cm (35"), Surfinia petunias are ideal for creating a cascade of colour from hanging baskets, flower pouches® and containers. For a less formal display, let these vigorous trailing petunias 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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    • £6.99
    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 20 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £17.99
    • 40 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • £29.99
    • 100 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £59.99

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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £16.99

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").

Useful links:

Read Michael Perry's blog: Make a change to your plant choices - 3

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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

Sweet Pea 'Scent Infusion'

Lathyrus odoratus

A lovely, hand selected blend that combines traditional sweet pea colours and fragrance, with the straighter, stronger stems of modern varieties. Sweet Pea 'Scent Infusion' are superb for cutting and the more blooms you cut, the more they will flower! Pop a few stems in a vase to fill a whole room with fragrance. Grow sweet peas against a sunny fence or trained on a free standing obelisk. For an informal display, let them scramble through mature shrubs. Height: 1.8m (6'). Spread: 30cm (12").

Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 6 sweet pea premium plugs (30 plants)

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 12 sweet pea premium plugs (60 plants)

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £19.99

Bacopa 'Snowtopia'

Sutera cordata

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Not every plant can be the star of the show! This pretty half hardy trailing plant is a valuable filler plant for a hanging baskets and containers. The tumbling, evergreen stems of Bacopa 'Snowtopia' bear a smothering of snow white flowers throughout summer, that keep baskets looking full of colour for longer. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 6 bacopa plug plants

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    • £4.99
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    • 24 bacopa plug plants

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    • £12.99 £11.99
    • 48 bacopa plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £17.99

Bacopa 'Blutopia'

Sutera cordata

Not every plant can be the star of the show! This pretty half hardy trailing plant is a valuable filler plant for a hanging baskets and containers. The tumbling, evergreen stems of Bacopa 'Bluetopia' bear a smothering of mauve blue flowers throughout summer, that keep baskets looking full of colour for longer. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 45cm (18"). More info
    • 24 bacopa plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £12.99 £11.99
    • 48 bacopa plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £17.99

Lisianthus 'Summer Blue Roses'

Eustoma, Texas Bluebell, Prairie Gentian, Japanese Rose

  • Easy to grow in any garden
Bathe your summer borders and containers in a sea of vibrant blue. Lisianthius flowers are much sought after by florists, for their long, slender stems and delicate rose-like blooms. Plant them in large drifts in sunny borders or savour their graceful elegance in patio containers. They simply thrive in the summer heat, and will last for up to two weeks as a cut flower. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

Useful links:

Read Michael Perry's blog: Get the inside story on 2 new varieties for 2013

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    • 12 lisianthus plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 24 lisianthus plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £19.98 £14.99
    • 48 lisianthus plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • Double up 24 to 48 for £5 extra  
    • £39.96 £19.99