Annual Wildflower Plants

Buy annual wildflower plug plants online including poppy, yellow rattle and borage. These species are despatched from April onwards and will provide a bright splash of colour in the first summer.

 

For more information please see our wildflower species chart or our guide to establishing a wildflower meadow.

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Borage (Borago officinalis) Plant

Spice up your garden with the quirky colours of the Borage. Its brilliant blue, star-shaped flowers and hairy, scarlet stems are attractive to pollinators and easy to grow with minimal fuss.

  • Type: Annual
  • Height: 30-60cm.
  • Flowers: June-September
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun or partial shade
  • Natural Habitat: Forest verges, meadows
  • Also known as: Starflower Cool Tankard, Tailwort

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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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Marigold, Corn (Chrysanthemum segetum) Plant

These golden, daisy-like blooms about make for an ideal choice for beds, borders, or even lawns: its subtle but sweet scent helps to attract bees and butterflies, and it's exceptionally hardy!

  • Type: Annual
  • Height: 15-45cm. 
  • Flowers: June-October
  • Best Sown: Spring
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Hedgerows, meadows
  • Also known as: Guild Weed, Yellow Daisy, Yellow Ox-Eye

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Heartsease (Viola tricolor) Plants
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Pansy, Wild (Viola tricolor) Plants

A famous subject mentioned in Shakespearian stageplay, this lovely, hardy and hearty flower truly is the perfect colour of a midsummer night’s dream, with heart-shaped white or yellow petals stained purple in the centre, supposedly from being hit by one of Cupid’s arrows. The unique, whiskery patterns on each pansy are easy to fall in love with, and make for a spellbinding spectacle when scattered in borders or rockeries.

  • Type: Annual
  • Height: 15-30cm.
  • Flowers: April-June
  • Soil Requirement: Moist but well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Grasslands, dry meadows, rocky outcrops
  • Also known as: Cupid’s Flower, Heartsease, Love-In-Idleness
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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, farm land, roadsides
  • Also known as: Blind-Eyes, Flanders Poppy, Headache Plant
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Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis Arvensis) Plant

Produces hairy crimson flowers with a striking magenta-and-gold centre, though it rarely blooms in blue or pink- and that’s just one of this creeping flower’s many quirks! They open only in full sunlight, and can be used to tell when bad weather’s approaching. Perhaps best known for the famous 20th century play which shares its name.

  • Type: Annual  
  • Height: 10-30cm.
  • Flowers: June-September 
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Waste ground, sand dunes
  • Also known as: Burnet Rose, Shepherd's Weather Glass, Wink-A-Peep

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Vetch, Common (Vicia sativa) Plant

These climbing woodland legumes have an earnest and delicate charm not seen in others of its kind: its small, two-tone, pea-like petals in rich pink and purple look a bit like butterflies, which may be why they're so attractive to pollinators. 

  • Type: Annual
  • Height: 45–75cm. 
  • Flowers: June-September
  • Soil Requirement: Well-drained
  • Light Requirement: Full sun
  • Natural Habitat: Grasslands, verges, coastal areas
  • Also known as: Fetch, Lintels

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Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor) Plant

***Pre-order now for delivery April 2021***  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

Orders placed for this item will be delivered in April 2021

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