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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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Begonia 'Apricot Shades'

Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid

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  • Great in hanging baskets and pouches
  • Outstanding performance whatever the weather
  • Grows well in sun or shade
  • More than 50% picotees
A best seller, Begonia 'Apricot Shades' is as versatile as it is beautiful! Large, cascading double blooms in sunshine shades of apricot and lemon will pour from your containers from July to October. These tuberous begonias will perform whatever the weather, in sun or semi shade. The trailing habit of Begonia 'Apricot Shades' makes them ideal for hanging baskets, window boxes and flower pouches for a really impressive display that will light up even a shady corner. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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

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    • 5 begonia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 15 begonia jumbo plug plants

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    • £14.99
    • 24 begonia plug plants

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    • 48 begonia plug plants

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    • £14.99
    • 100 begonia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £69.99

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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 72 verbena plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £17.99

Hanging Basket Plant Collection

Pelargonium, Fuchsia, Petunia

This colourful hanging basket collection is perfect for filling baskets, window boxes and containers. The collection features a selection of hanging basket plants, which may include geraniums, fuchsias, petunias. Image is for illustration purposes only as we cannot specify varieties upfront. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
Although technically perennial, Pelargoniums are only half hardy and therefore normally treated as annuals in the UK. However, with care, they may be overwintered in a frost free greenhouse.
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    • 5 mixed hanging basket plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99 £4.99
    • 10 mixed hanging basket plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £17.99 £6.99
    • 20 mixed hanging basket plug plants

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    • £29.99 £9.99
    • 40 mixed hanging basket plug plants

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    • £49.99 £17.99
    • 100 mixed hanging basket plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £99.99 £34.99

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

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

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    • £8.99
    • 20 petunia Postiplug plants

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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

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    • £9.99
    • 20 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • £17.99
    • 40 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • £29.99
    • 100 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • £59.99

Begonia 'Patio Apricot Shades'

Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid

Begonia 'Patio Apricot Shades' is equally good as our best selling trailing version. With the same weather resistant blooms and fabulous flower power, this specially selected patio variety has a more upright habit making it better suited to patio containers. Perfect for brightening up your patio this summer in sun or shade, come rain or shine. Height: 30cm (12"). 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 March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 24 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £16.99
    • 48 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £24.99

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").

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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