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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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Briza maxima

Greater Quaking Grass

  • New in 2014
Pretty and architectural, the wonderful Greater Quaking Grass produces shapely nodding seed heads on delicate stems, which sway and rustle in the slightest breeze. As summer progresses the green stems and seed heads slowly age to a golden straw colour and remain throughout the autumn for a long season of interest. Grow Briza maxima in beds, borders and containers, where the tall swaying stems create a relaxed and informal feel. Quaking grass plants also make a fantastic addition to fresh or dried flower arrangements. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 25cm (10").
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    • 36 plug plants

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Bidens 'Spotlight'

  • New in 2014
Here’s another of T&M’s breeding successes! With its two-tone daisy flowers, Bidens ‘Spotlight’ will shine out from your summer displays over an impressively long flowering period. Let the trailing stems cascade from hanging baskets and containers, or creep through gravel gardens and the front of borders. The nectar rich blooms of this cheery little patio plant will also attract plenty of beneficial pollinating insects. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 35cm (14").
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    • 3 Postiplug plants

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    • £9.99
    • 6 Postiplug plants

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    • £19.98 £14.99

Marigold 'French Vanilla' F1 Hybrid

Tagetes erecta, African Marigold

 Customer Rating
  • Customer favourite
  • Very reliable summer annual

At last something different to the usual colour spectrum of orange and lemon - a real creamy white flowered African marigold! Marigold 'French Vanilla' is a triumph in plant breeding, producing masses of large blooms up to 7.5cm (3”) across that are absolutely pure in colour. Better still, it has less of the pungent marigold smell than its cousins. A definite improvement! Perfect for bringing a contemporary twist to beds, borders and containers. Height and spread: 45cm (18”).

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    • 24 plug plants

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    • £9.99
    • 36 plug plants

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    • £13.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £18.99

Verbena 'Peaches and Cream'

Glandularia, Vervain

  • Carefree easy-grow annual
Evenly spread buds open to reveal clusters of salmon-orange flowers that individually fade through apricot to creamy yellow. This variety is an excellent performer flowering over a long period throughout summer, regardless of the weather! The trailing stems of Verbena 'Peaches and Cream' make this the perfect choice for filling gaps in hanging baskets, window boxes and containers. Height and spread: 30cm (12”).
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    • 36 plug plants

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    • £11.99
    • 72 plug plants

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    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £16.99

Cornflower 'The Bride'

Amberboa moschata, Centaurea moschata, Sweet Sultan

  • Giant cornflowers with fragrance
Amberboa 'The Bride' is an easy to grow annual with large, sweetly scented flowers in purest white. This stunning white cornflower is perfect for cutting and makes a lovely plant for filling gaps in summer borders. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 12 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £11.99
    • 24 plug plants

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    • £16.99

Nasturtium 'Fruit Salad'

Tropaeolum, Indian Cress

  • Finalist of Plant of the Year 2013 - RHS Chelsea Flower Show
A nasturtium with some restraint! Some 12 years of careful breeding have gone into this exceptional variety after a customer sent Thompson & Morgan an unusual nasturtium with serrated petals. Much more compact than the average annual nasturtium - and generally 'better behaved' in the garden, this is the first bicolour nasturtium with serrated petals. Bred to be sterile, the plants bloom for a much longer time than any other nasturtium and the spectacular bicolour blooms are uniquely perfumed with a lovely sweet and spicy fragrance. Nasturtium 'Fruit Salad' is perfect for hanging baskets or pots and is not currently available from seed! Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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Thompson & Morgan scoops top award with Nasturtium 'Fruit Salad'
Read more on our blog: Another Plant of the Year award for T&M?

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    • 5 jumbo plug plants

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    • £9.99 £7.99
    • 10 jumbo plug plants

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Petunia 'Susanna'

Large ruffled blooms in a simple shade of cream give Petunia 'Susanna' elegance and charm. This classy variety is Briitsh bred to withstand the UK climate, so those pristine blooms will look fabulous, whatever the weather. With a bushy, free-flowering habit, this trailing petunia will mingle beautifully with other annuals, as it tumbles from baskets, window boxes and containers. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 35cm (14").
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Petunia 'Crazytunia Pulse'

  • World Exclusive
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 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £11.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

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    • £16.99

Petunia 'Cascadia Rim Magenta'

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"). More info
    • 5 Postiplug plants

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    • £6.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

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    • £8.99
    • 20 Postiplug plants

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    • £12.99