Annuals and Biennials Planting Guide & Tips

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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    Rudbeckia hirta 'Toto'

    Black Eyed Susan

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    Ipomoea batatas 'Black Heart'

    Black Heart Sweet Potato

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    Silybum marianum

    Blessed Mary's Thistle

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    Trachymene coerulea

    Blue Lace Flower

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    Sedum caeruleum

    Blue Stonecrop

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    Calceolaria integrifolia

    Bush Slipperwort

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    Eschscholzia californica

    Californian Poppy

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    Tropaeolum peregrinum

    Canary Creeper

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    Campanula medium

    Canterbury Bells

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    Allium porrum 'Carentan Giant'

    Carentan Giant Leek

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    Capsicum annuum

    Chilli Pepper

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    Cynoglossum amabile

    Chinese Forget-Me-Not

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    Coriandrum sativum

    Coriander

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    Agrostemma githago

    Corn Cockle

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    Centaurea cyanus

    Corn Flower