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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 '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 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £7.99

Marigold 'Zenith Mixed' F1 Hybrid (Garden-Ready)

Tagetes patula x erecta, Afro-French Marigold

  • New in 2014
  • Does not set seed therefore increased flower power all season long!

Our garden-ready plants are now even bigger and better! 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!


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 garden-ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
    • Add a 2nd pack for just £5  
    • £14.99

Begonia 'Scentsation Mixed'

  • New in 2014
  • World Exclusive
  • Excellent value fragrant begonia

The very first fragrant begonia produced from seed! These vigorous Begonia ‘Scentsation Mixed’ produces wonderful, double to semi-double, pastel-coloured flowers that will be fill your garden with a delightful medley of fragrances. Stunning when grown individually in pots or planted with other varieties in mixed containers. Height and spread: 30cm (12").


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

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    • 24 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 48 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • SAVE £6.99  
    • £23.98 £16.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • SAVE £12.98  
    • £35.97 £22.99

Begonia 'Fragrant Falls Improved'™ Collection

    World exclusive
  • The most fragrant begonia ever!
  • Each colour has a different perfume

A dramatic improvement on its predecessor, Begonia ‘Fragrant Falls Improved’ has more colour, more flowers and more fragrance. Fully double blooms in exquisite pear-drop shades fill the air with their beautiful fragrance - each colour with its own distinctive perfume. Blooms are consistently more scented than in previous mixes and remain fragrant whatever the weather. Like all Begonias, ‘Fragrant Falls Improved’ has astonishing staying power, flowering throughout summer and well into autumn. These magnificent trailing Begonias are perfect for adding long lasting, vibrant colour to those tricky shady areas. Spectacular in baskets, flower pouches and window boxes where their perfume can be truly appreciated.


This stunning mix includes the fibrous trailing Begonia varieties 'Lemon Fizz' and 'Apricot Delight'. Height and spread: 30cm (12").


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

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    • 4 jumbo plug plants - 2 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 8 jumbo plug plants - 4 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £19.99
    • 16 jumbo plug plants - 8 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £29.99

Dahlia 'Figaro Mixed'

Create a blaze of summer colour with this mixture of classic, dwarf bedding dahlias. The dazzling double and semi-double blooms of Dahlia 'Figaro' Mixed are produced on fast growing plants with a compact, bushy habit. Ideal for creating a colourful, long lasting display in beds, borders and containers. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £17.99

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 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 6 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £19.99

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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    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £16.99

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 April 2015
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    • £4.99
    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £17.99

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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    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £17.99
    • 140 miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £18.99
    • 280 miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £28.99

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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    • 6 plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £14.99

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 plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £23.98 £16.99

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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    • 5 Postiplug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £14.99