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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.


You might also be interested in our stunning range of perennial plants which flower every year.



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Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

Honeywort

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Also known as Honeywort, this unusual annual bears rounded, blue-green leaves on slender, upright stems. From late spring onwards masses of nodding, rich purple flowers, surrounded by blue-purple bracts appear at the stem tips, which are highly attractive to bees. With a bushy habit, Cerinthe major ‘Purpurascens’ is a fantastic addition to annual beds or used to fill gaps in herbaceous borders, where it is happy in any well drained soil. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 3 cerinthe Postiplug plants

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    • £12.99

Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Danube' (Garden Ready)

  • The fast-track to a hassle-free garden - just plant, water and enjoy!
  • Quality plants delivered to your door, hardened off and ready to plant out
  • Fully-grown, super-robust, healthy plants
Our garden ready plants are selected for garden performance, straight from the nursery. We send them to you 'green' ahead of flowering (but please note some varieties may show a few blooms), which means plants will establish quickly and all their energy goes into producing better roots, so they produce more flowers throughout the season.

A large-flowered, vigorous variety of annual ageratum with powder-puff flower heads of soft, lavender blue. The fluffy, weather resistant blooms are particularly attractive to butterflies. With a dense, compact habit, Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Danube' is perfect for adding texture and colour to bedding, borders and containers. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 25cm (10").

 

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Osteospermum 'Falling Stars'™ (Sunbrella)

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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 osteospermum Postiplug plants

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    • 10 osteospermum Postiplug plants

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    • 20 osteospermum Postiplug plants

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Rudbeckia fulgida 'Early Bird Gold' (Large Plant)

Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan

As the name suggests, this superb Black Eyed Susan erupts into bloom weeks earlier than other perennial varieties and continues right up to the first frosts. Rudbeckia fulgida 'Early Bird Gold' produces its sunny-yellow, daisy-like blooms on sturdy, upright stems that make lovely cut flowers for a summer bouquet. Robust and easy to grow, this perennial Rudbeckia is ideal for bringing long lasting colour to herbaceous borders, attracting pollinating insects to its nectar rich blooms. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted rudbeckia plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted rudbeckia plants

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    • £22.99

Garden Ready Bedding Collection

Our garden ready plants are selected for garden performance, straight from the nursery. We send them to you 'green' ahead of flowering (but please note some varieties may show a few blooms), which means plants will establish quickly and all their energy goes into producing better roots, so they produce more flowers throughout the season.

Another perfect selection for your summer borders, but you'll get bigger garden ready plants for instant use - no need to grow on; plant out on delivery. This collection comprises;
Antirrhinum F1 'Madame Butterfly Mixed'
Begonia F1 'Organdy Mixed'
New Guinea Busy Lizzie 'Divine Mixed'
Marigold F1 'Zenith Mix'
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    • 120 garden ready plants - 30 of each variety

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Cosmos 'Xanthos'

  • The world's first yellow summer Cosmos
  • This year's must-have bedding plant!
  • Compact and early flowering
  • Garden performance guaranteed

The world has been waiting for a summer-flowering yellow Cosmos, and here it is! Adding an exciting new colour to the Cosmos palette, Xanthos (meaning yellow in Greek) produces exceptional, branching plants with a heavy supply of 5cm (2") blooms from May right through to October. Keep on top of deadheading and new flowers will just keep coming.

Cosmos 'Xanthos' features soft ferny foliage, which quickly and easily fills space in the border, even before the yellow blooms appear! Unusually for Cosmos, 'Xanthos' look great in patio pots too! New on the scene Cosmos 'Xanthos' has already picked up a Fleuroselect Gold Award and evoked much customer comment in T&M's summer trial garden in 2015.

Use the classy blooms en masse for an elegant feel to your displays, if not, set them in combination with other annuals to complement pastel shades or contrast with hot colours. The stand-out flowers also make a great underplanting to shrubs and hedging. These compact cosmos plants are the perfect option for exposed gardens where taller varieties would be blown about by the wind. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 40cm (16").

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    • 25 cosmos plug plants

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    • 50 cosmos 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 rudbeckia plug plants

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    • 36 rudbeckia plug plants

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Petunia 'Crazytunia Starlight Blue'

  • Built in weather resistance
  • Robust and vigorous plants
  • For pots, beds and borders
  • Spectacular patio varieties
The brilliant white, star-shaped blooms of Petunia 'Crazytunia Starlight Blue' are edged in the deepest shade of midnight blue. This compact, upright petunia has a robust habit and superb weather resistance which ensures a brilliant performance throughout summer. Plant them in beds, containers and baskets for a magnificent display that will stop people in their tracks. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants

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Petunia 'Crazytunia Pulse'

Extraordinary colours make Petunia 'Crazytunia Pulse' stand out from the crowd. Gold star-shaped patterns with cerise edges contrast strongly against the dark velvety purple trumpets. This compact, upright petunia has a robust habit and superb weather resistance which ensures a brilliant performance throughout summer. Plant them in beds, containers and baskets for a magnificent display that will stop people in their tracks. Height: 25cm (10"). 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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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants

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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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    • 36 antirrhinum plug plants

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    • 72 antirrhinum plug plants

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Marigold 'Strawberry Blonde'

Tagetes patula, French Marigold

  • Enjoy a Marigold that's almost PINK in colour!
  • Unique colour introduction
  • Pink russet tones bring an old garden favourite right up to date

Your eyes aren't deceiving you! A breeding break through has created a new French Marigold with flowers in totally unique russet tones; bringing pink shades to the marigold colour palette for the very first time. These bushy, vigorous, free-flowering French marigold plants are set to be this year's must-have bedding plant. Marigold 'Strawberry Blonde' has high weather tolerance ensuring a long season of colour in beds, border and containers. Great as a 'mixer' but it truly comes into its own when planted en masse in drifts or blocks. Height and spread: 25cm (10").
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    • 24 marigold plug plants

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    • 48 marigold plug plants

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Antirrhinum 'Candy Canes Mixed'

Snapdragon

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The first of a new generation of high quality, fragrant snapdragons, in a flamboyant contemporary colour range. Tried and tested, Antirrhinum 'Candy Canes' Mixed is ideal for adding a bright splash of colour to cottage garden borders, and won't disappoint as a cut flower either. Height: 35cm (18"). Spread: 35cm (14").

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    • 6 antirrhinum plug plants

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    • 36 antirrhinum plug plants

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    • 72 antirrhinum plug plants

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