Summer Sizzle, exclusive BBC Gardeners' World Magazine plant collection

Exclusive plant range: Summer Sizzle

Discover the fifth of six collections of brand new BBC Gardeners' World Magazine plant ranges.

We’re delighted to bring you the first ever BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine plant range available exclusively at selected Tesco stores. Discover details of collection five, Summer Sizzle, below. Read more about our new exclusive container collections.

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Collection five: Summer Sizzle

Plants included:

Bidens ‘Biddy Boom Shine Star’ – Exclusive to BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine
Begonia ‘I’Conia Portofino Orange’
• Petunia ‘Sweetunia Black Satin’
• Pelargonium ‘Savannah Oh So Orange’
• Calibrachoa ‘Aloha Classic Orange Hot’

Bidens ‘Biddy Boom Shine Star’ – our star plant

Like all gardeners, we’re always looking out for a star plant and this variety was unmissable. Exclusive to the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine plant range, it produces a profusion of brilliantly coloured blooms from summer until the first frosts of winter. Compact, but gently trailing, this trouble-free plant is sure to be in demand.

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Height x spread: 15cm x 25cm
Grow in: Full sun or partial shade
Care: Water two to three times a week, increasing to daily in hot, dry weather

Bidens 'Biddy Boom Shine Star'
Bidens ‘Biddy Boom Shine Star’

Begonia ‘I’Conia Portofino Orange’

Vivid flowers and dark, lustrous leaves give the ultimate contrast in a single plant. Robust, but succulent foliage makes this eye-catching selection perfect for pots. One of the best oranges we’ve seen, the flowers drop cleanly from the plants as they fade and are replaced by new ones from a wealth of buds.

H x S: 25cm x 30cm
Grow in: Full sun or partial shade
Care: Water two to three times a week, increasing to daily in hot, dry weather

Begonia 'I’Conia Portofino Orange'
Begonia ‘I’Conia Portofino Orange’

Calibrachoa ‘Aloha Classic Hot Orange’

We’ve chosen this richly coloured variety for its ability to produce a constant succession of flowers all summer long. Unlike most other orange-coloured selections of this increasingly popular plant, the blooms are large and stand the wet weather well. Its compact, trailing growth is well suited to pots and hanging baskets.

H x S: 20cm x 30cm
Grow in: Full sun or partial shade
Care: Water two to three times a week, increasing to daily in hot, dry weather

Calibrachoa 'Aloha Classic Hot Orange'
Calibrachoa ‘Aloha Classic Hot Orange’

Pelargonium ‘Savannah™ Oh So Orange’

The dark green leaves of this selection show off the unusual flower colour of this summer bedding favourite. Early flowering, with a free-branching and compact habit, the fading flowers drop cleanly and neatly reducing the need to deadhead them. It is a strong and healthy variety that makes a stunning border or container plant.

H x S: 30cm x 25cm
Grow in: Full sun or partial shade
Care: Water two to three times a week, increasing to daily in hot, dry weather

Pelargonium 'Savannah™ Oh So Orange'
Pelargonium ‘Savannah™ Oh So Orange’

Petunia ‘Sweetunia™ Black Satin’

Velvety, almost black blooms make this the perfect foil for a wide range of brightly coloured planting partners. This variety has strong stems and foliage, arranged in a bushy habit make it less brittle than many other petunias. Produces plenty of flowers right through the summer months and into early autumn.

H x S: 25cm x 30cm
Grow in: Full sun or partial shade
Care: Water two to three times a week, increasing to daily in hot, dry weather

See collection six: Sea Breeze