Annual Wildflower Plants

Annual wildflower plants let you easily create a splash of colour in your garden. Explore our range of wildflower plug plants, including bright poppies, delicate yellow rattles and the whimsical borage. Our wildflowers are dispatched from April onwards and will help you kickstart your very own wildflower meadow ready for summer. 


First time creating your own wildflower garden? Check out our helpful guide on how to establish your wildflower garden and how to maintain wildflowers once they’re planted.

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Chamomile, Corn (Anthemis arvensis) Plant

The Corn Chamomile's daisy-like flowers are well-known for their attractive aroma that's been compared to apples, and make them perfect for pollinators. A flower that's easy to care for, with a lot more charm hiding beneath its simple appearance.

  • Type: Annual 
  • Height: 20-30cm.
  • Flowers: May-July
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Grasslands
  • Also known as: Mayweed, Field Chamomile
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Corncockle (Agrostemma githago) Plant

Producing magenta and white petals, interspersed with rich indigo veins, these tall, hairy stems of summertime splendour make for a magical meadow flower, especially planted alongside poppies or ox-eye daisies.

  • Type: Annual 
  • Height: 60-120cm.
  • Flowers: June-August
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained, sandy
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Grasslands, roadsides
  • Also known as: Cat’s Eyes, Kiss-Me-Quick
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Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) Plant

These feathery flowers produce pale blue petals tinted with purple - a colour so nice, it's called 'cornflower blue'! Highly attractive to pollinators, and its unique, crisp colouration lends itself to many combinations. 

  • Type: Annual
  •  Height: 30-60cm.
  • Flowers: June-August
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Grasslands, farmland
  • Also known as: Bachelor’s Button

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Poppy, Common (Papaver rhoeas) Plants

Scarlet, saucer-shaped, 4-petalled flowers used across the country and beyond as a symbol of remembrance for soldiers lost in the Great War. A hardy annual that self-seeds readily, its vibrant colours are a valuable addition for wild meadows, beds, borders and cottage gardens.

  • Type: Annual  
  • Height: 30-60cm. 
  • Flowers: May-July 
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Grasslands, farmland, roadsides
  • Also known as: Blind-Eyes, Flanders Poppy, Headache Plant

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Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor) Plant

This surprisingly musical meadow flower is a must-get for a wildflower garden: as a semi-parasitic plant, it requires robust neighbour plants like grasses and legumes, but also acts as a watchdog against vigourous weeds... and that's on top the beauty of its golden, bell-shaped flowers, complete with a charming 'chime' as its ripened seed pods rattle in the breeze

  • Type: Annual
  • Height: 20–50cm. 
  • Flowers: June-September
  • Soil Requirement: Moist or well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Grassland, meadows
  • Also known as: Corn Rattle, Hay Rattle, Penny Grass

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Wildflower plants are an especially popular choice for those looking to quickly add some biodiversity to their garden. A wildflower garden, even in just a small area, creates a rich habitat for insects and other wildlife. Many wildflowers provide a valuable source of food for pollinators, such as bees - so not only will you have a beautiful garden, you’ll have a helpful one. 

 

We also have a wide range of wildflower seeds and wildflower bulbs to keep your garden looking wonderful in every season.


Check out our range of fertilisers to make sure your garden has all the nutrients you need to create a thriving hub of colour and wildlife.