Definition of bedding plant in English:

bedding plant

noun

  • A plant set into a garden bed or container when it is about to bloom, typically an annual used for display and discarded at the end of the season.

    • ‘Don't be tempted by tender bedding plants in garden centres yet.’
    • ‘Generally, dwarf varieties of Dahlias are started as bedding plants and then treated as annual plants.’
    • ‘There will be a large selection perennials, bedding plants, pot plants, shrubs, trees, heathers, containers and planters.’
    • ‘She needed some bedding plants for her hanging baskets.’
    • ‘Do not use it on bedding plants or in areas where bedding plants will be planted within 1 year following application or on ground covers until they are established and well rooted.’
    • ‘I have remedied this by rushing out at lunchtime to the local garden centre to buy bedding plants that are flowering, which I'll quickly pot up tonight.’
    • ‘Choose from our large selection of bedding plants, shrubs, potting plants.’
    • ‘Against my better judgement we went to the garden centre for a few trays of summer bedding plants.’
    • ‘Grass on the other hand needs to be cut fortnightly and bedding plants need to be planted and dug up twice a year, weeded regularly, deadheaded and fertilised.’
    • ‘A trip to your local garden centre now will reveal a good range of bedding plants that can be planted immediately.’
    • ‘The ladies who look after the flowers have been selecting the bedding plants and preparing the planters and hanging baskets.’
    • ‘The most popular plants to grow are annual bedding plants, which produce all of their flowers in one season, and are considered to be the gardener's favorite.’
    • ‘There was a large selection of bedding plants, shrubs, flowers and trees, something of choice for everyone.’
    • ‘There are also plenty of hardy summer bedding plants shrubs and trees which can be planted now.’
    • ‘There are also plenty of hardy spring bedding plants which can be planted now and container grown shrubs and trees which can be planted at any time.’
    • ‘In May, there will be a wide range of bedding plants, plants for hanging baskets and pots all at competitive prices.’
    • ‘There will be a large display of bedding plants, trees, shrubs and roses for sale.’
    • ‘It can be used as a bedding plant, and produces a continuos blaze of color from early summer until the first frost of late autumn.’
    • ‘Use as a bedding plant, container plant, in a mixed border or butterfly garden.’
    • ‘I've planted some of them this morning - according to the packet you can grow them all year round for foliage houseplants, or in spring if you want to use them as summer bedding plants in the garden.’

Pronunciation:

bedding plant

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