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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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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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, farmland, roadsides
  • Also known as: Blind-Eyes, Flanders Poppy, Headache Plant
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Red Deadnettle (Lamium Purpureum) Plant
Delivery in April 2022
Red Deadnettle (Lamium Purpureum) Plant

Although similar in looks to the stinging nettle, Red Deadnettle has harmless, heart-shaped foliage with a purple tint. As an early-blooming plant, these whorls of hooded flowers in ruby red to pinkish-purple are a prominent source of early pollen for bees as they build up their nest.

  • Type: Annual
  • Height: 5-30cm.
  • Flowers: March - October
  • Soil requirement: Moist
  • Light requirement: Full sun, partial shade
  • Natural habitat: Waste grounds, field edges, roadside verges
  • Also known as: Purple Deadnettle, Purple Archangel
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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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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.