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Annual Plants


Annual plants fall under two categories - hardy and half-hardy. Hardy annuals can be grown outdoors and will tolerate cooler tempratures, whereas the more tender half-hardy annuals need protection and must not be planted out until all risk of frost has passed. These delightful summer flowers add colour and interest to beds, borders, containers and hanging baskets. Use the selections in the left menu to select the right plants for your garden.



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Petunia 'Peach Sundae'

  • New in 2015
  • T&M Exclusive
  • Ever-changing flower colours
  • Brighten up your hanging baskets all summer long

Ever-changing colour all summer long, no matter the weather! We’ve tested our petunia plants for weather tolerance and Petunia ‘Peach Sundae’ laughs in the face of wind, rain, hail and scorching sun. This unusual petunia echoes the colour, tone and flower-power of our best-selling Begonia ‘Apricot Shades’ with the added bonus of colour-changing flowers. Blooms change daily, moving through yellow, orange and peach leading to stunning summer container displays. Bringing calibrachoa into the breeding programme means more flowers per plant with little need to deadhead faded blooms. The hardy flowers bounce back even after the heaviest summer showers, making what we believe to be one of the best hanging basket petunias on the market. Height and spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

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    • £14.99

Lobelia 'Monsoon'

  • Basket fillers you can't do without!
This trailing version of Lobelia 'Crystal Palace' produces a cascade of sapphire flowers - just the thing to brighten up your containers this summer. Masses of dazzling blue flowers sparkle against a backdrop of green foliage that takes on shades of bronze as the plants mature. Lobelia 'Monsoon' makes a fabulous trailing filler plant for mixed baskets, or let it tumble over low walls and rockeries for eye-catching ground cover. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 36 plug plants

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    • 72 plug plants

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    • £17.99
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Antirrhinum majus 'Madame Butterfly' F1 Hybrid

Snapdragon

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  • Customer favourite

Awarded an All American Selection medal for its unusual azalea-shaped snapdragon flowers. Antirrhinum 'Madame Butterfly' creates a riot of colour throughout summer. The unique, double snapdragon petals prevent insects from pollinating the flowers, so they last much longer than single-flowered varieties. Perfect for a long-lasting display in cottage garden beds, borders and containers. This award winning variety also makes a superb cut flower. Height: 65cm (26"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 36 plug plants

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    • £8.99
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    • 72 plug plants

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Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherry Brandy'

, Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan

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  • Best in class for rudbeckias
  • Cut flowers last 2 weeks
  • T&M's own breeding

Thompson & Morgan's plant breeders are proud to present the first-ever red rudbeckia! These robust plants have outstanding garden performance, producing a mass of attractive, cherry-coloured blooms all summer long. Triumphing over heat and poor soils, these versatile coneflowers look stunning when planted beds, large patio containers, or as sweeping drifts in herbaceous borders. Height: 60cm (24?). Spread: 40cm (16?).

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    • 12 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £4.99
    • 36 plug plants

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    • £12.99
    • 72 plug plants

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    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £17.99

Calendula 'Winter Wonders Collection'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

  • New in 2015
  • Flowers four times longer than other calendulas
  • Hardy down to -15ºC
  • Excellent for pots and baskets

The world’s first winter hardy calendula! Grow a summer favourite right through the winter months with new Calendula ‘Winter Wonders’. There will hardly be a month of the year when these tough calendula plants won’t be in bloom, making them the perfect choice for long-lasting easy-care pots and baskets. Breeding advancements ensure that as other summer bedding fades in autumn, our new pot marigold plants will carry on and on. Frost and snow? They love it! These perennials are hardy down to -15C. Use Calendula ‘Winter Wonders’ alongside more common winter bedding plants like pansies and primroses for a truly unique display. Supplied in four colour shades. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Calendula ‘Peach Polar’
  • Calendula ‘Golden Glaze’
  • Calendula ‘Amber Arctic’
  • Calendula ‘Banana Blizzard’

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    • 4 Postiplug plants

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    • £9.99
    • 8 Postiplug plants

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    • £14.99

Sunflower 'Inca Gold'

Helianthus

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Try something different in your containers this summer that will really get the neighbours talking. This cheery little helianthus has lax, trailing stems and a multi-branching habit that billow from hanging baskets in a mass of small sunflower blooms. Sunflower 'Inca Gold' can also be grown as spreading groundcover at the front of informal summer borders. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Companion planting: Try growing sunflowers with chives to deter aphids.


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Companion Planting

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    • 5 sunflower Postiplug plants

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    • £9.99
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    • 10 Postiplug plants

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    • £14.99

Antirrhium 'Mini Butterflies Mixed'

Snapdragon

  • Compact version of a garden favourite
Garden favourite Antirrhinum 'Madame Butterfly' now has a brand-new compact cousin! This dwarf Snapdragon retains the double azalea like blooms of it larger relation, but has a delightfully neat habit too. With its vibrant colours and reduced size, Antirrhium 'Mini Butterflies Mixed' is perfect for edging beds and borders. Height: 23cm (9"). Spread: 23cm (9").
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    • 72 plug plants

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Busy Lizzie 'Sun Harmony'

Impatiens x hawkeri

A superior Busy Lizzie in almost every way! These strong growing, mildew resistant plants are larger than other varieties using fewer plants to cover the same area, making them great value for money. Superb vigour and a strong root system make this New Guinea Impatiens particularly fast to establish. The thick, weather resistant petals withstand rain, wind, humidity, scorching heat and chilly shade to ensure a long lasting display. Busy Lizzie 'Sun Harmony' is perfect for creating a reliable display in patio containers, beds and borders. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 40cm (16"). More info
    • 5 jumbo plug plants

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    • £9.99
    • 10 jumbo plug plants

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    • £14.99
    • 20 jumbo plug plants

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    • £24.99

Antirrhinum majus 'Madame Butterfly' F1 Hybrid (Garden Ready)

Snapdragon

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  • Customer favourite

You can plant our garden-ready plants straight into the garden when they arrive - it couldn’t be easier! There’s no need to re-pot them or to grow them on - just plant and water them. Pretty soon you’ll be enjoying their wonderful displays of colour. If you haven’t got the time or the room to grow plants from small seedlings, then these are for you! You’re sure to get great results because we’ve done the crucial early growing for you. Just plant, water and enjoy!

Awarded an All American Selection medal for its unusual azalea-shaped snapdragon flowers. Antirrhinum 'Madame Butterfly' creates a riot of colour throughout summer. The unique, double snapdragon petals prevent insects from pollinating the flowers, so they last much longer than single-flowered varieties. Perfect for a long-lasting display in cottage garden beds, borders and containers. This award winning variety also makes a superb cut flower. Height: 65cm (26"). Spread: 45cm (18").

 

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    • 30 antirrhinum garden-ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
    • Buy 2 packs for just £25  
    • £14.99

Antirrhinum majus 'Royal Bride'

Snapdragon

The first of a new generation of fragrant snapdragons. This tall annual bears large, majestic spires of fragrant, pure white snapdragon flowers that are perfect for cutting. Antirrhinum 'Royal Bride' makes a lovely addition to cottage gardens or white themed borders where it will easily fill gaps between your perennials, blooming from June to September. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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Lisianthus 'Summer Blue Roses'

Eustoma, Texas Bluebell, Prairie Gentian, Japanese Rose

  • Easy to grow in any garden
Bathe your summer borders and containers in a sea of vibrant blue. Lisianthius flowers are much sought after by florists, for their long, slender stems and delicate rose-like blooms. Plant them in large drifts in sunny borders or savour their graceful elegance in patio containers. They simply thrive in the summer heat, and will last for up to two weeks as a cut flower. Height and spread: 30cm (12”).

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Read Michael Perry's blog: Get the inside story on 2 new varieties for 2013

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    • 24 plug plants

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    • 48 plug plants

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Osteospermum 'Falling Stars'™ (Sunbrella)

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

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Grow the first cascading cape daisy for something really different this summer! This vigorous trailing variety of the African daisy comes in a sunshine blend of five vivid colours that will fill your baskets, window boxes and containers with colour. Famed for their long flowering period, these gorgeous Osteospermums are drought tolerant and simply love the sun. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

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    • £17.99
    • 20 Postiplug plants

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    • £24.99