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Tender patio and bedding plants add warmth and colour to your summer garden. We grow on site a wide variety – something for every situation, sun and shade, e.g. fuchsias, geraniums, trailing petunias and many more!

Most of our seed raised bedding plants are offered in single colour packs as well as mixed to help you get your colour scheme just right. If you’re planning a large scheme, please remember that orders for cutting material need to be booked in September and seed-raised material by January at the very latest.

Bedding varieties change seasonally –please visit us to view all.  The list below represents some of our current selection, but please remember this doesn’t necessarily mean it will be in stock on the day you visit!  Conversely, there will be additions to our list during the year, so if you are looking for something particular, do ask – we might be able to help. Call us on 01225 862 392 or email us.

Our sweet peas are ready from March, plain colours and mixed. We also have plenty of the Matucana variety.

Impatiens New Guinea – 1.5L pots available in a variety of colours from mid May.

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Patio Plants in 9cm Pots
Ammi majus Graceland
Ammi visnaga
Anagallis Skylover
Angellonia Serena Mixed
Bacopa Abunda Colossal Blue
Bacopa Ballerina White (double)
Bacopa Sundae Dynamic White
Bidens El Dorado Early Yellow
Bidens Golden Glory
Brachyscome Royal Blue
Covolvulus sabatius
Cuphea Tornado
Diascia Picadilly Appleblssom
Diascia Picadilly Hot Pink
Diascia Picadilly Orange
Dichondra Silver Falls
Euphorbia Silver Fog
Felicia amelloides Blue
Helichrysum microphyllum Silver Mist
Helichrysum petiolatum Gold
Helichrysum petiolatum Silver
Helichrysum petiolatum Variegated
Indian Mint satureja douglasii
Lobelia Waterfall Blue
Lobelia Waterfall White
Lysimachia nummularia Aurea
Mini Petunia Cabaret Brigt Red
Mini Petunia Cabaret Cherry Rose
Mini Petunia Cabaret Deep Blue
Mini Petunia Cabaret Deep Yellow
Mini Petunia Cabaret Hot Pink
Mini Petunia Cabaret Light Pink
Mini Petunia Cabaret Purple
Mini Petunia Cabaret Scarlet Improved
Mini Petunia Cabaret Sky Blue
Mini Petunia Cabaret Red
Mini Petunia Cabaret White
Mini Petunia Calibrachoa
Mini Petunia Can Can Black Cherry
Mini Petunia Can Can Coral Reef
Mini Petunia Can Can Double Pink
Mini Petunia Mini Famous Amethyst (double)
Mini Petunia Mini Famous Blue (double)
Mini Petunia Mini Famous Deep Red(double)
Mini Petunia Mini Famous Light Blue (double)
Mini Petunia Mini Famous Pink Tastic(double)
Mini Petunia Mini Famous White (double)
Mini Petunia Mini Famous Yellow (double)
Nemesia Sunpeddle Blue
Nemesia Sunpeddle Blue Rose
Nemesia Sunpeddle Painted Rose
Nemesia Sunpeddle White
Nepeta Variegata
Nicotiana Langsdorfii
Nicotiana mutabilis
Nicotiana sylvestris
Petunia Designer Royal Heart
Petunia Surfinia Amethyst
Petunia Surfinia Black Velvet
Petunia Surfinia Blue
Petunia Surfinia Blue Topaz
Petunia Surfinia Blue Vein
Petunia Surfinia Burgundy
Petunia Surfinia Crazy Pink
Petunia Surfinia Dark Red
Petunia Surfinia Night Sky
Petunia Surfinia Sky Blue
Petunia Surfinia Snow
Petunia Tumbelina Clara (double)
Petunia Tumbelina Diana (double)
Petunia Tumbelina Priscilla(double)
Petunia Tumbelina Raphaella (double)
Petunia Tumbelina Susanna (double)
Sanvitalia Gold Queen
Torenia Blue Moon
Verbena Be Bop  Pink
Verbena Be Bop Lavender
Verbena Empress Flair Lavender
Verbena Empress Flair Pink Charme
Verbena Enchantment Hot Pink
Verbena Enchantment Lavender
Verbena Enchantment Purple
Verbena Lanai Blue Denim
Verbena Lanai Lime Green
Verbena Empress Flair Pink Charme
Verbena Lanai Peach
Verbena Lanai Raspberry
Verbena Lascar Red
Verbena Lascar White
Verbena Lascar Purple

Patio Plants in 10cm Pots

Argyranthemum Angelic Burgudy
Begonia Dragon Wing Red
Begonia Illumination Apricot
Begonia Illumination Golden Picotee
Begonia Nonstop Mocca Mix
Begonia Nonstop Mocca Scarlet
Begonia Nonstop Mocca Yellow
Begonia Nonstop Mix
Begonia Nonstop Pink Shades
Begonia Starshine Red
Begonia Starshine White
Begonia Starshine Yellow
Begonia Tenella Mix
Begonia Tenella Scarlet
Begonia Tenella Pink
Begonia Tenella White
Begonia Tenella Yellow
Begonia Whopper Mix
Cerinthe Pride of Gibraltar
Coleus Henna
Coleus Red Head
Coleus Trusty Rusty
Gaura Belleza Pink
Gaura Belleza White
Gazania Daybreak Mixed
Heliotrope Scentropia Dark Blue
Isotoma Fizz’n Pop Dark Pink
Isotoma Fizz’n Pop Purple
Isotoma Mintaka Blue
Gazania Daybreak Mixed
Lantana Cherry Sunrise
(Marguerite) Angelic Giant Pink
(Marguerite) Aramis Double White
(Marguerite) Aramis Velvet Red
(Marguerite) Butterfly
(Marguerite) Chelsea Girl
(Marguerite) Grandaisy Pink Halo
(Marguerite) Grandaisy Red
(Marguerite) Jamaica Primrose
(Marguerite) Madiera Crested Pink
(Marguerite) Madira Primrose
(Marguerite) Madeira White
(Marguerite) Madera Crested Yellow
(Marguerite) White Single
Millet Purple Emperor
Nasturtium Alaska
Nasturtium Empress of India
Nasturtium Jewel Mix
Osteospermum Flower Power Blue
Osteospermum Flower Power Ice
Osteospermum Flower Power  3D Pink
Osteospermum Flower Power  3D Purple
Osteospermum Flower Power Purple
Osteospermum Serenity Pink
Osteospermum Serenity White
Salvia Amistad
Salvia Dayglow
Salvia Deep Ocean Blue
Salvia Love and Wishes
Salvia Mystic Spires
Salvia Victoria Blue
Scaevola Fan Dancer
Sunflower Junior (dwarf)
Sunflower Kong F1 (giant)
Sweet Pea Air Warden
Sweet Pea Blue Velvet
Sweet Pea Matucana
Sweet Pea Mrs.R. Bolton
Sweet Pea Noel Sutton
Sweet Pea White Ensign
Venidio Apricot
Venidio Flame
Venidio Red Devil
Venidio Wine

Annual Climbers in 10 cm pots caned

Cobaea scandens Purple
Cobaea scandens White
Dolichos Lab Lab Ruby Moon
Ipomoea Grandpa Ott
Ipomoea Heavenly Blue
Ipomoea Scarlet O’Hara
Mina lobata
Thunbergia African Sunset
Thunbergia Susie Mixed
Thunbergia Susie Mixed
Thunbergia Suzie White /black eye

Fuchsia in 10 cm pots


H is Hardy T is Trailing
G is Giant Flowered U is Upright
Fuchsia Autumnale T
Fuchsia Beacon U H
Fuchsia Bella Rosella T G
Fuchsia Cascade T
Fuchsia Chillerton Beauty U H
Fuchsia Dancing Flame T
Fuchsia Dark Eyes T
Fuchsia Deep Purple T G
Fuchsia Delta’s Sarah U H
Fuchsia Display U H
Fuchsia Dorothy Hanley U H
Fuchsia Dollar Princess U H
Fuchsia Firecracker U (triphylla)
Fuchsia Frosted Flame T
Fuchsia Garden News U H
Fuchsia Genii U H
Fuchsia Harry Grey T
Fuchsia Holly’s Beauty T G
Fuchsia Hawkshead U H
Fuchsia Jack Shahan T
Fuchsia Jolies Force Calais U
Fuchsia Jolies Force Miravel U
Fuchsia Jolies Macon U
Fuchsia Koralle U (triphylla)
Fuchsia Lady Thumb U H
Fuchsia La Campanella T
Fuchsia magellanica Atropurpurea H
Fuchsia Margarite Dawson U H
Fuchsia Marinka T
Fuchsia Mrs Popple U H
Fuchsia Nell Gwynn U
Fuchsia New Millenium U
Fuchsia Peachy T G
Fuchsia Pink Galore T
Fuchsia Southgate T
Fuchsia Snowcap U H
Fuchsia Swingtime T
Fuchsia Tom Thumb U H
Fuchsia Tom West H U (lax)
Fuchsia W.P. Milner U H

Geraniums in 10 cm pots

(Interspecific) Zonal
Geranium Zonal Caliope Dark Red
Geranium Zonal Designer Violet
Geranium Zonal Designer Pink Splash
Geranium Zonal Moonlight Cembalo
Geranium Zonal Moonlight Katy
Geranium Zonal Moonlight Sailing
Geranium Zonal Moonlight Vineta
Geranium Zonal Moonlight Violina Evol
Geranium Zonal P.A.C Anthony
Geranium Zonal Sunrise Smokey Eye White
Geranium Zonal Survivor Baby Face
Geranium Zonal Survivor Bright Red
Geranium Zonal Survivor Dark Red Improved
Geranium Zonal Survivor Pink Batik
Geranium Zonal Survivor Salmon Sensation
Geranium Zonal Survivor White

Fancy Leaf

Geranium Fancy Leaf Benbridge
Geranium Fancy Leaf Contrast
Geranium Fancy Leaf Crystal Palace Gem
Geranium Fancy Leaf Fireworks Bicolour
Geranium Fancy Leaf Fireworks Red
Geranium Fancy Leaf Frank Headley
Geranium Fancy Leaf Happy Face Red
Geranium Fancy Leaf Madame Salleron
Geranium Fancy Leaf Mont Blanc
Geranium Fancy Leaf Mrs. Pollock
Geranium Fancy Leaf Occold Shield
Geranium Fancy Leaf Spitfire

Ivy Leaf

Geranium Ivy Leaf Butterfly Red
Geranium Ivy Leaf Butterfly Pink
Geranium Ivy Leaf Duke of Edinburgh
Geranium Ivy Leaf Evka
Geranium Ivy Leaf Frances Parmeter
Geranium Ivy Leaf G Balls of Fire Merlot
Geranium Ivy Leaf G Balls of Fire White
Geranium Ivy Leaf L’Elegante
Geranium Ivy Leaf Mini Cascade Lilac
Geranium Ivy Leaf Mini CascadeRed
Geranium Ivy Leaf Precision Rose Lilac
Geranium Ivy Leaf Rouletta
Geranium Ivy Leaf Royal Amethyst
Geranium Ivy Leaf Royal Dark Red
Geranium Ivy Leaf Royal Light Pink
Geranium Ivy Leaf Royal Scarlet
Geranium Ivy Leaf Royal White
Geranium Ivy Leaf Sussex Lace

Scented Leaf

Geranium Scented Leaf Ardens
Geranium Scented Leaf Atomic Snowflake
Geranium Scented Leaf Attar of Roses
Geranium Scented Leaf Charity
Geranium Scented Leaf Chocolate Peppermint
Geranium Scented Leaf Citronelle
Geranium Scented Leaf Cola Bottles
Geranium Scented Leaf Concour Lace
Geranium Scented Leaf Copthorne
Geranium Scented Leaf Crispum
Geranium Scented Leaf Crispum Variegatum
Geranium Scented Leaf Ficifolius
Geranium Scented Leaf Fragrans
Geranium Scented Leaf Fragrans Variegata
Geranium Scented Leaf Fruticosa
Geranium Scented Leaf Graveolans
Geranium Scented Leaf Grey Lady Plymouth
Geranium Scented Leaf Lady Plymouth
Geranium Scented Leaf Lemon Fancy
Geranium Scented Leaf Mabel Grey
Geranium Scented Leaf Madame Nonin
Geranium Scented Leaf Paton’s Unique
Geranium Scented Leaf Prince of Orange
Geranium Scented Leaf Quercifolius
Geranium Scented Leaf Scarlet Pet
Geranium Scented Leaf Sidoides
Geranium Scented Leaf Sweet Mimosa

Premium Pack Bedding

Chrysanthemum Early Bloom Mixed
Chrysanthemum Spray Mixed
Geranium Zonal Horizon Appleblosom
Geranium Zonal Ringo Cardinal
Geranium Zonal Ringo  Mixed
Geranium Zonal Ringo Rose
Geranium Zonal Ringo Scarlet
Geranium Zonal Ringo White
Geranium Ivy Tornado Mixed

Pack Bedding

Ageratum Champion Blue
Alyssum Snow Crystals
Antirrhinum Liberty Bronze
Antirrhinum Liberty Mixed
Antirrhinum Liberty Rose
Antirrhinum Liberty Scarlet
Antirrhinum Liberty White
Antirrhinum Liberty Yellow
Aster Roundabout Mixed
Begonia semp. Devil Pink
Begonia semp. Devil Mixed
Begonia semp. Heaven Mixed
Begonia semp. Heaven Red
Begonia semp. Heaven White
Calendula Fiesta Gitana Mixed
Centaurea Florence Blue
Cineraria Silver Dust
Cosmos Antiquity
Cosmos Cassanova Mixed (dwarf)
Cosmos Razzmatazz Mixed (tall)
Cosmos Razzmatazz White (tall)
Cosmos Sonata Carmine
Cosmos Sonata Mixed
Cosmos Sonata Pink
Cosmos Sonata White
Didiscus Madonna Mixed
Godetia Grace Mixed
Impatiens Dezire Chelsea Mixed
Impatiens Dezire Deep Orange
Impatiens Dezire Lavender
Impatiens Dezire Mix
Impatiens Dezire Pink
Impatiens Dezire Red
Impatiens Dezire White
Marigold Bonanza Gold
Marigold Bonanza Yellow
Marigold Boy O Boy Mixed
Marigold Pascal Yellow
Nemesia Sundrops Mixed
Nicotiana Affinis
Nicotiana Cuba Deep Lime
Nicotiana Cuba Mixed
Nicotiana Cuba Red
Nicotiana Cuba White
Nicotiana Lime Green
Nicotiana Perfume Deep Purple
Nicotiana Perfume Mixed
Pansy Matrix Mixed
Petunia Double Duo Mixed
Petunia Express Blue
Petunia Express Blue Sky
Petunia Express Burgundy
Petunia Express Peppermint
Petunia Express Pink
Petunia Express White
Petunia Express Yellow
Petunia Picobella Blue
Petunia Picobella Mixed
Petunia Picobella Red
Petunia Picobella White
Salvia Vanguard
Stock Ten Week Mixed
Stock Vintage Mixed
Sweet William Roundabout Mixed
Tagetes Gem Mixed
Verbena QuartzBlue
Verbena Quartz Mixed
Verbena Quartz Pink
Verbena Quartz Red
Verbena Quartz White
Viola Sorbet Mix
Viola Sorbet Morpho
Viola Sorbet Pink Wing
Viola Sorbet True Blue
Viola SorbetWhite
Viola Sorbet Yellow
Viola Sorbet YTT
NB: Impatiens New Guinea – 1.5L pots available in a variety of colours from mid May

Whetman Pinks

Whetman Pinks logo
Award of Garden Merit from RHS is shown by “AGM”
Apart from our Garden Pinks, many of our other varieties are sold out by May so do visit early!


Red Dwarf AGM
Fire Star AGM
Mendlesham Minx
Morning Star
Mystic Star AGM
Neon Star
Pixie Star AGM
Pop Star
Shooting Star
Silver Star
Starry Eyes AGM
Warden Hybrid
Whatfield Can Can AGM
Whatfield Gem

Whetman Alpine “Early Bloomers”

Artcic Star
Candy Floss AGM

Garden Pinks

Cranmere Pool AGM
Devon Cream
Devon Wizard AGM
Doris AGM
Gran’s Favourite AGM
Letitia Wyatt AGM
Lily the Pink
Moulin Rouge AGM
Waterloo Sunset
Widecombe Fair AGM

Pot Patio “Scent First” Variety

Coconut Sundae
Iced Gem
Raspberry Sundae
Sugar Plum
Tequila Sunrise
Tickled Pink