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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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Gazania 'Tiger Stripes Mixed'

Treasure Flower

The wide daisy-like blooms of Gazania 'Tiger Stripes Mixed' sport a contrasting stripe on every petal for a really cheerful display. These undemanding and free-flowering bedding plants tolerate drought or windy coastal sites with ease. So easy to grow, and perfect for filling beds and containers with fabulous summer colour. Height and spread: 20cm (8").

 

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Nicotiana 'Eau de Cologne Mixed'

Tobacco Plant

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A special mixture offering uniform, mid-height plants with upward-facing nicotiana flowers, in a tapestry of glowing colours. The upright flower stems of Nicotiana 'Eau de Cologne' are guaranteed to lend a sparkle to your borders and their evening fragrance only adds to their irresistible charm. An elegant annual that is most effective when planted in large drifts throughout beds and borders. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 25cm (10").

 

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    • 280 nicotiana miniplug plants

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Thompson & Morgan's Best Basket Mix

Let us take away the stress of choosing what to plant in your hanging baskets with this specially formulated collection of plants. We've selected only the plants that we know will work together superbly, giving colour all summer long. Each plant is of equal vigour, so you can be sure that they will grow at similar rates without one of them taking over the rest! This is the easy way to non-stop hanging basket colour! Varieties may differ from picture illustrated. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 6 Postiplug plants

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    • 12 Postiplug plants

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    • 24 Postiplug plants

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Salvia splendens 'Blaze of Fire'

Scarlet Sage, Salvia splendens 'Fireball'

  • Works well in patio pots
Plumes of brilliant scarlet flowers above neat, compact plants make this one of the most famous and striking summer annual bedding plants. Flowering early and continuing over a long period, Salvia 'Blaze of Fire' provides excellent value and bold impact in long lasting bedding displays, window boxes and containers. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

 

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Marigold 'Zenith Mixed' F1 Hybrid

Tagetes patula x erecta, Afro-French Marigold

  • Does not set seed therefore increased flower power all season long!

If you're only going to grow one marigold this summer, choose Marigold 'Zenith Mixed'! An Afro-French hybrid, Marigold 'Zenith Mixed' produces crested, carnation-like flowers in a mixture of colours including reds, oranges, yellows and bicolour shades. With a vigorous growth habit and superb weather resistance you'll be enjoying non-stop colour in your beds, borders and containers from summer through to autumn. Height and spread: 35cm (14").


Culinary note: The citrus tasting flowers have many uses, try them in salads, sandwiches or seafood dishes too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

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Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Danube'

Floss Flower

  • Classic bedding annual
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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    • 140 ageratum miniplug plants

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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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    • 10 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

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    • 2 x 1 litre potted rudbeckia plants

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Lobelia 'Waterfall Ice Blue'

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  • Best in Class for cutting raised lobelias
If you've been disappointed by lobelia in the past, then your faith will be restored when you try this superb variety. Recently awarded an RHS AGM, Lobelia 'Waterfall Ice Blue' flowers on and on, regardless of adverse weather conditions. This outstanding trailing lobelia is raised from cuttings and completely sterile, so plants won't waste time setting seed. This sterility brings you further benefits - uniformity, improved vigour and even more flowers. Let this superb lobelia trail from baskets, window boxes and flower pouches where they will still be blooming long after other lobelia plants have faded. Trails to: 45cm (18"). Spread: 15cm (6").
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    • 5 lobelia Postiplug plants

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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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