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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.


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



We have found 24 products.
 

Lobelia 'Starship Scarlet'

A glorious perennial for borders or large patio containers. You'll be enthralled by the ruby-red, glossy foliage and punchy, scarlet-red flower spikes! More info
    • 24 lobelia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 48 lobelia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £14.99

Petunia 'Trailing Surfinia Red' (Large Garden Ready Plant)

  • The no.1 trailing petunia
  • The longest trailing stems
  • Weather-resistant
World renowned for their flower power, weather resistance, colour range and versatility. This vigorous, red variety of Surfinia petunia has long trailing stems, reaching up to 90cm (35"); ideal for creating a cascade of colour from hanging baskets, flower pouches® and containers. For a less formal display, let Petunia 'Trailing Surfinia Red' tumble over walls in a wave of trumpet shaped blooms. Trails to: 90cm (35").
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    • 1 x 3 litre potted petunia plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted petunia plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £14.99

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 salvia plug plants

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    • £4.99
    • Out of stock
    • 36 salvia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 72 salvia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £14.99

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 rudbeckia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £4.99
    • 36 rudbeckia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 72 rudbeckia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £17.99

Begonia 'Inferno'™

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  • No deadheading
  • All-weather performance
  • Fast-growing plants

Performs superbly - come rain or shine! How's about that for a towering inferno? Possibly the brightest begonia ever - Begonia 'Inferno'- is a brand new variety from a modern breeding programme; offering colour, vigour, all-weather performance and unbeatable flower power. Plants are fast growing; giving almost instant impact, there's no need to deadhead either, so this really is the perfect low maintenance plant! Perfect for baskets, containers, and Flower Pouches™. Height and spread: 30cm (12").


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    • 5 begonia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 10 begonia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £19.99

Petunia 'Cherry Ripple'

Ice cream shades of vanilla and berry red emphasise the ruffled blooms of Petunia 'Cherry Ripple'. This showy trailing petunia is British bred to tolerate our unpredictable summers, so you can rely on it whatever the weather. Let the large blooms tumble from hanging baskets, window boxes and containers for a spectacular summer display. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 35cm (14").
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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99

Petunia 'Crazytunia Mandevilla'

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Petunia 'Crazytunia Mandevilla' is simply spectacular! Incredible fiery colours radiate outwards from the centres of these unique, star shaped blooms. 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

    • 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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    • £17.99

Petunia 'Trailing Surfinia Red'

  • The no.1 trailing petunia
  • The longest trailing stems
  • Weather-resistant
World renowned for their flower power, weather resistance, colour range and versatility. This vigorous, red variety of Surfinia petunia has long trailing stems, reaching up to 90cm (35"); ideal for creating a cascade of colour from hanging baskets, flower pouches® and containers. For a less formal display, let Petunia 'Trailing Surfinia Red' 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

Begonia 'Whopper Mixed'

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  • Great for ground cover too!
A super-sized Begonia with a big impact! Everything about this new variety is big - the leaves, the flowers, the height; so just a few plants will go a long way towards filling your garden with fabulous summer colour. Let Begonia 'Whopper Mixed' spill over the sides of patio containers or use it as long lasting ground cover to fill beds and borders. Height and spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 12 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 24 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £16.99
    • 48 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £21.99

Gazania 'Shepherd's Delight'

Treasure Flower

  • Open whatever the weather!
This fabulous blend brings together a handpicked selection of the most vivid ruby red shades. The glowing blooms of Gazania 'Shepherd's Delight' will stay open even on dull and cloudy days making them perfect for our unpredictable British summers. With a compact and bushy habit, these versatile Treasure Flowers are easy to grow in beds and borders - even tolerating drought and coastal, windy conditions. Height and spread: 25cm (10").
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    • 36 gazania plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 72 gazania plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £17.99

Poppy 'Ladybird'

Papaver commutatum, Caucasian Scarlet Poppy

Hardy annual Poppy ‘Ladybird' was developed from a species introduced from Russia in 1876 by our founder, William Thompson - and is still as popular as ever! Brilliant scarlet red petals are set off beautifully by the contrasting black spots at the base of each petal. Although each bloom lasts only a few days, more fat, hairy buds are constantly rising from among the clumps of finely cut foliage. This fabulous Caucasian Scarlet Poppy is so easy to grow and holds an RHS AGM for its superb garden performance. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 15cm (6"). More info
    • 36 poppy plug plants

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    • £9.99
    • Out of stock
    • 72 poppy plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • Save £4.99  
    • £19.98 £14.99

Begonia 'Sunburst'

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The enormous 20cm (8") blooms of Begonia 'Sunburst' create the most magnificent display! Each gently ruffled yellow petal is edged with orange to create a stunning glowing effect that will last right up to the first frosts. This robust, stocky variety has an upright habit that is perfect for beds and patio containers. This tuberous begonia can even be lifted at the end of summer and the tubers stored for planting again the following spring! Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 35cm (14").


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

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    • 12 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 24 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £16.99