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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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Cornflower 'The Bride'

Amberboa moschata, Centaurea moschata, Sweet Sultan

  • Giant cornflowers with fragrance
Amberboa 'The Bride' is an easy to grow annual with large, sweetly scented flowers in purest white. This stunning white cornflower is perfect for cutting and makes a lovely plant for filling gaps in summer borders. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 12 plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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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 plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £16.99

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 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £4.99
    • 24 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 48 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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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").
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    • 24 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 48 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £17.99

Bacopa (Duo)

Sutera cordata

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

  • Bacopa duo comprises:
  • Bacopa 'Bluetopia' - Mauve blue flowers.
  • Bacopa 'Snowtopia' - Pure white flowers.
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    • 24 plug plants - 12 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £12.99

Petunia 'Crazytunia Mandevilla'

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  • World Exclusive
Petunia 'Crazytunia Mandevilla' is simply spectacular! Incredible fiery colours radiate outwards from the centres of these unique, star shaped blooms. 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").

Useful links:

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

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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £17.99

Petunia 'Crazytunia Pulse'

  • World Exclusive
Extraordinary colours make Petunia 'Crazytunia Pulse' stand out from the crowd. Gold star-shaped patterns with cerise edges contrast strongly against the dark velvety purple trumpets. 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").

Useful links:

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

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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £17.99

Sunflower 'Inca Gold'

Helianthus

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Try something different in your containers this summer that will really get the neighbours talking. This cheery little helianthus has lax, trailing stems and a multi-branching habit that billow from hanging baskets in a mass of small sunflower blooms. Sunflower 'Inca Gold' can also be grown as spreading groundcover at the front of informal summer borders. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Companion planting: Try growing sunflowers with chives to deter aphids.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

Read Michael Perry's blog: Make a change to your plant choices - 2

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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £14.99

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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    • 10 plug plants

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    • £9.99
    • Out of stock

Nicotiana 'Eau de Cologne Mixed' (Garden-Ready)

Tobacco Plant

You can plant our garden-ready plants straight into the garden when they arrive - it couldn’t be easier! There’s no need to re-pot them or to grow them on - just plant and water them. Pretty soon you’ll be enjoying their wonderful displays of colour. If you haven’t got the time or the room to grow plants from small seedlings, then these are for you! You’re sure to get great results because we’ve done the crucial early growing for you. Just plant, water and enjoy!

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 garden-ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
    • Add a 2nd pack for just £5  
    • £14.99

Osteospermum hybrida 'Passion Mixed' (Garden-Ready)

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

  • Drought-tolerant variety
You can plant our garden-ready plants straight into the garden when they arrive - it couldn’t be easier! There’s no need to re-pot them or to grow them on - just plant and water them. Pretty soon you’ll be enjoying their wonderful displays of colour. If you haven’t got the time or the room to grow plants from small seedlings, then these are for you! You’re sure to get great results because we’ve done the crucial early growing for you. Just plant, water and enjoy!

Wide, open daisy flowers in an irresistible blend of soft pink, rose and white, smother the naturally compact stems of Osteospermum 'Passion' Mixed. These delightful cape daisies flower all summer long and are never happier than when the sun is at its hottest, as they are drought tolerant too. Perfect for borders, beds and patio containers. Height and spread: 45cm (18”).

 

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    • 30 garden-ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
    • Add a 2nd pack for just £5  
    • £14.99

Salvia splendens 'Blaze of Fire' (Garden-Ready)

Scarlet Sage, Salvia splendens 'Fireball'

  • Works well in patio pots
You can plant our garden-ready plants straight into the garden when they arrive - it couldn’t be easier! There’s no need to re-pot them or to grow them on - just plant and water them. Pretty soon you’ll be enjoying their wonderful displays of colour. If you haven’t got the time or the room to grow plants from small seedlings, then these are for you! You’re sure to get great results because we’ve done the crucial early growing for you. Just plant, water and enjoy!

Plumes of brilliant scarlet flowers above neat, compact plants make this one of the most famous and striking summer annual bedding plants. Flowering early and continuing over a long period, Salvia 'Blaze of Fire' provides excellent value and bold impact in long lasting bedding displays, window boxes and containers. Height and spread: 30cm (12”).

 

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    • 30 garden-ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
    • Add a 2nd pack for just £5  
    • £14.99