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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.



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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 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 24 plug plants

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    • £14.99
    • 48 plug plants

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    • £19.99

Nemesia 'Everscent Collection'

Cape Jewels

These UK bred annuals are famed for their fabulous long flowering period. Nemesia 'Everscent Collection' is particularly special, for its strong vanilla perfume and pretty blend of soft, effervescent colours. The perfect filler plant for your summer containers, beds and borders, or grow it in hanging baskets outside windows and doorways where you will really appreciate its heavenly fragrance! Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 15cm (6"). More info
    • 6 Postiplug plants

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    • 12 Postiplug plants

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Poppy 'Angels Choir Mixed'

Papaver rhoeas, Corn Poppy, Field Poppy, Flanders Poppy

  • Winner of a Fleuroselect Quality Mark
It took 10 years of painstaking breeding to create these lovely corn poppies - but it was well worth the wait! Hairy stems carry double flowers with delicate silky petals, in a beautiful range of soft pastel shades. Like its wild field poppy cousins, this superb hardy annual will thrive in any cultivated soil, setting seed in late summer to produce lots of seedlings for the following year. Poppy 'Angels Choir Mixed' also makes a pretty, though short lived, cut flower if picked early in the morning. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 48 plug 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").

Useful links:

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

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    • 36 plug plants

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    • £10.99
    • 72 plug plants

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    • £15.99

Limonium sinuatum (The Forever Flower)

Statice

Best known as a dried flower, this colourful half-hardy annual produces long lasting panicles of funnel shaped flowers that top the upright, winged stems from summer to autumn. Grow Statice flowers in large drifts that will attract bees and butterflies to their vibrant blooms. Limonium is easy to grow and even copes well on poor, sandy soils - making it particularly useful for growing in challenging coastal positions. Height: 75cm (30”). Spread: 30cm (12”).
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Petunia 'Lemon Slice' (Mini Petunia)

Calibrachoa

This bright little mini petunia has already wowed the crowds at the trade shows - now it can do the same in your garden! Petunia 'Lemon Slice' produces its striking bicolour blooms on trailing stems throughout summer, whatever the weather. This cheery annual is easy to grow and makes a brilliant display, either grown on its own or as part of a mixed container. Height and spread: 30cm (12"). More info
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    • 15 jumbo plug plants

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Sweet Pea 'Scent Infusion'

Lathyrus odoratus

  • 7 stunning & highly fragrant varieties
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 premium plugs (30 plants)

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    • 12 premium plugs (60 plants)

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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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    • 24 plug plants

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    • 48 plug plants

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Bumper Basket Pack

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Our Bumper Basket Pack brings together all the plants you need to fill your hanging baskets, window boxes and containers this summer. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 50cm (20").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Begonia 'Apricot Shades Improved' - Large, cascading double blooms in sunshine shades of apricot and lemon.
  • Fuchsia 'Giant Collection' - Giant frilled flowers of up to 10cm (4") across are produced throughout summer.
  • Pinks 'Frills & Fragrance' - A delightful mix of laced, ruffled and double blooms, each exuding its own heady fragrance.
  • Geranium 'Giant Collection' - Enormous heads of bloom with exceptional weather resistance make these giant geraniums stand out from the rest!
  • Petunia 'Frills & Spills' Outstanding trailing petunias that were bred for the British climate, so their resilient flowers are completely weather tolerant.
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    • 100 Postiplug plants - 20 of each variety

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Petunia 'Festival' Mixed (Mini Petunia)

Calibrachoa

These fabulous mini petunias produce masses of trumpet shaped flowers in a bright blend of jewel-like colours. The trailing stems are clothed with non-stop blooms throughout summer, whatever the UK weather throws at them. Petunia 'Festival' makes a dazzling display, either grown on its own or as part of a mixed container. Height and spread: 30cm (12"). More info
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Patio Mixed

Our Patio Mix has everything you'll need to fill your patio pots this summer! This fabulous collection is perfectly suited to growing in containers for long lasting colour. Mingle them together to create fabulous mixed plantings. Height: 65cm (26"). Spread: 45cm (18").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Petunia 'Frenzy' Mixed - Weather resistant blooms in pure colours, picotees, veined, and some with bright, white stars.
  • Antirrhinum 'Madame Butterfly' - Awarded an All American Selection medal for its unusual azalea-shaped snapdragon flowers.
  • Lobelia 'Ultra Cascade' Mixed - An opulent mix of old and new varieties that gives you the best of both worlds - and longer-lasting displays.
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    • 36 plug plants - 12 of each variety

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Dahlia 'Figaro Mixed'

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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    • 12 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £5.99
    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £16.99