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Annuals and Biennials

Plant Type

Annuals and biennials both have limited life spans as plants. Annuals are plants which live for one year and most of them flower in the first three to four months from the time of sowing. Annuals are divided into two groups – summer-flowering and winter/spring flowering. Annual flowers are a favourite amongst gardeners because they give a great burst of colour for little work. Biennials, on the other hand, live for two years. Biennials suit cool climates and are best sewn in spring. We have planting information on a wide range of popular annuals and biennials such as Dill, Oats, Kale, Petunia and Coriander as well and gardening advice on many more annuals and biennials.

    Annuals and Biennials

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    Papaver rhoeas

    Flanders Field Poppy

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    Papaver somniferum

    Opium Poppy

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    Lobularia maritima

    Sweet Alice

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    Impatiens x hawkeri

    New Guinea Impatiens

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    Daucus carota ssp. carota

    Queen Anne's Lace

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    Ipomoea lobata

    Spanish Flag

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    Digitalis purpurea & cvs

    Purple Foxglove

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    Phacelia campanularia

    Californian Bluebell

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    Swainsona formosa

    Sturt's Desert Pea

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    Rudbeckia hirta & cvs

    Black Eyed Susan

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    Rudbeckia hirta 'Toto'

    Black Eyed Susan