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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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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.

 

Garden ready variety
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    • 36 marigold plug plants

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    • 72 marigold plug plants

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Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Danube'

Floss Flower

  • Classic bedding annual
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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    • 36 ageratum plug plants

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    • 72 ageratum plug plants

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    • 140 ageratum miniplug plants

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    • 280 ageratum miniplug plants

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Garden Ready Basket Collection

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.

Four stars of summer, delivered ready to plant. Keep your baskets simple with one variety in each, or mix together for a riot of colour at height. This collection comprises;
Begonia F1 'Apricot Shades Improved'
Bacopa 'Topia Series'
Lobelia 'Cascade Improved Mixed'
Petunia F1 'Orchid-flowered' Mix
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    • 120 garden ready plants - 30 of each variety

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Bidens 'BeeDance Painted Red'

  • Unique bicolour bidens
  • Best bidens for bees and butterflies
  • Drought tolerant
The perfect patio plant for attracting wildlife without compromising on the design and look of your garden! Bees and butterflies will be flocking to your garden this summer thanks to the intense honey scent and high nectar levels of Bidens 'Bee Dance Painted Red'. On a warm summer day, the perfume will cloud across the patio. These compact yet heavily flowering bidens plants are perfect for baskets, pots and windowboxes, or mixing into cottage garden beds and borders, coping well in periods of drought and gardener's neglect! Bidens 'Bee Dance Painted Red' stems from new breeding work, utilising hard to find species in order to extend the colour spectrum of this reliable summer basket plant. Add this easy-care plant to your baskets this summer! Height 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 5 bidens Postiplug plants

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    • 10 bidens Postiplug plants

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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

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Antirrhinum 'Candy Showers'

Snapdragon

  • The best trailing snapdragons
For lovers of snapdragons, here's a real treat! This is the first ever trailing snapdragon from seed, which means that we can offer plants in our super value 12 plug trays. Plant them up in hanging baskets, window boxes or in a pot on a pedestal and you'll soon be enjoying tonnes of fragrant cascading flowers. Use them as colourful ground cover too!
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    • 12 antirrhinum plug plants

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    • 48 antirrhinum plug plants

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Osteospermum 'Falling Stars'™ (Sunbrella)

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

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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 osteospermum Postiplug plants

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    • 10 osteospermum Postiplug plants

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    • 20 osteospermum Postiplug plants

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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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    • 6 cerinthe Postiplug plants

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Verbena 'Peaches and Cream'

, Glandularia, Vervain

  • Carefree easy-grow annual
Evenly spread buds open to reveal clusters of salmon-orange flowers that individually fade through apricot to creamy yellow. This variety is an excellent performer flowering over a long period throughout summer, regardless of the weather! The trailing stems of Verbena 'Peaches and Cream' make this the perfect choice for filling gaps in hanging baskets, window boxes and containers. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 36 verbena plug plants

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Marigold 'Strawberry Blonde'

Tagetes patula, French Marigold

  • Enjoy a Marigold that's almost PINK in colour!
  • Unique colour introduction
  • Pink russet tones bring an old garden favourite right up to date

Your eyes aren't deceiving you! A breeding break through has created a new French Marigold with flowers in totally unique russet tones; bringing pink shades to the marigold colour palette for the very first time. These bushy, vigorous, free-flowering French marigold plants are set to be this year's must-have bedding plant. Marigold ‘Strawberry Blonde’ has high weather tolerance ensuring a long season of colour in beds, border and containers. Great as a ‘mixer’ but it truly comes into its own when planted en masse in drifts or blocks. Height and spread: 25cm (10").
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    • 24 marigold plug plants

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Petunia 'Crazytunia Green with Envy'

  • Built in weather resistance
  • Robust and vigorous plants
  • For pots, beds and borders
  • Spectacular patio varieties
Marvel at the unique blooms of Petunia 'Crazytunia Green with Envy' as they slowly change colour before your eyes. The contrasting pink markings gradually takes over each lime green petal until the blooms are almost entirely pink. This compact, upright petunia has a robust habit and superb weather resistance which ensures a brilliant performance throughout summer. Plant them in beds, containers and baskets for a magnificent display that will stop people in their tracks. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants

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Bidens 'Gold Nuggets™'

  • T&M exclusive
A striking new double form of Bidens ferulifolia with a compact, lax habit, and an exceptionally long flowering period. The golden, double blooms almost outshine the sun as they burst open and smother the ferny foliage from early summer onwards. Brighten up your hanging baskets and containers, or let their trailing stems spread through gravel gardens and the front of borders. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 36 bidens plug plants

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    • 72 bidens plug plants

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