Bedding plants and displays

From elaborate public garden designs and street planters to the smallest front garden, bedding plants provide a temporary decorative seasonal display for beds, borders, containers and hanging baskets. Bedding can be grown from seed, bought as young seedlings (plug plants) or purchased as pot-grown specimens, often in multi-packs and cellular trays, ready for planting.

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Gardeners planting out carpet bedding at RHS Garden Wisley in late May.

Quick facts

Suitable for Bedding plants
Timing Plant out in late May/June and September/October
Difficulty Easy to moderate

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