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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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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 calendula Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 8 calendula Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
    • Save £7.99  
    • £14.99

Marigold 'Zenith Mixed' F1 Hybrid (Garden Ready)

Tagetes patula x erecta

  • 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.


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: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 30 marigold garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
    • Immediate despatch!  
    • £14.99 £7.99

Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Danube' (Garden Ready)

Floss Flower

  • 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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    • 30 ageratum garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
    • Immediate despatch!  
    • £14.99 £7.99

Rudbeckia fulgida 'Early Bird Gold' (Large Plant)

Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan

  • New in 2015
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 September 2015
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    • £8.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted rudbeckia plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £14.99

Salvia splendens 'Blaze of Fire' (Garden Ready)

Scarlet Sage, Salvia splendens 'Fireball'

  • 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.

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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    • 30 salvia garden ready plants

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    • £14.99 £7.99
    • Out of stock

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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 12 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 24 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £39.96 £19.99

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 Busy Lizzie jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 10 Busy Lizzie jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 20 Busy Lizzie jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £24.99

Petunia 'Cascadia Rim Magenta'

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The trailing stems of Petunia 'Cascadia Rim Magenta' produce a procession of starry-shaped, deep magenta blooms. Each velvety trumpet has a well defined, creamy white margin that makes these flowers really stand out from the foliage. Let this trailing petunia spill from hanging baskets and patio containers for a particularly eye catching display this summer. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 20 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £19.99

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

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 6 cerinthe Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £19.99

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 osteospermum Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 10 osteospermum Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £17.99
    • 20 osteospermum Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £24.99

Petunia 'Trailing Surfinia Blue'

  • The no.1 trailing petunia
  • The longest trailing stems
  • Weather-resistant
World renowned for their flower power, weather resistance, colour range and versatility. Cool blue flowers adorn the long trailing stems of this Surfinia petunia, reaching up to 90cm (35"). Petunia 'Trailing Surfinia Blue' is ideal for creating a cascade of colour from hanging baskets, flower pouches® and containers. For a less formal display, let this vigorous trailing petunia tumble over walls in a wave of trumpet shaped blooms. Trails to: 90cm (35").
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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £7.99

Bidens 'Compact Collection'

  • New in 2015
  • Amazing new range of plants for your baskets
  • Larger blooms and a compact habit

T&M breeding work has transformed an old garden favourite into something truly special for the modern gardener. We can now offer the best basket bidens plants on the market with this stunning collection of compact beauties. Old varieties soon turn lanky as the season moves on, swamping or outgrowing their basket companions. The three colour mix in our unique Bidens 'Compact Collection' stay neat and tidy right through to autumn, leading to balanced baskets all season long. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 30cm (12").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Bidens 'Spotlight' - Two-tone yellow daisy flowers.
  • Bidens 'Pink Princess' - Palest pink blooms with cerise striped petals.
  • Bidens 'Hawaiian Flare Orange Drop' - Exotic orange flowers with a central disc of yellow.
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    • 15 bidens Postiplug plants - 5 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • Save £6.98  
    • £26.97 £19.99