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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 20 products.
 

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 marigold plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 36 marigold plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 72 marigold plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £19.99

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

Petunia 'Tidal Wave'

 Customer Rating
  • Customer favourite

The sky's the limit for this spectacular climbing petunia! Masses of 10cm (4") blooms in purple, silver and pink are produced in abundance throughout summer on long lax stems. Train them upwards on a climbing frame or let them spill over low walls for a spectacular display of vibrant colour. The delicate blooms are more tolerant of wet weather than most varieties so you are guaranteed a brilliant display whatever the weather! Height: 1.9m (6'). Spread: 90cm (3').


Includes 10 Steps to Success - a step by step guide to growing your Petunia 'Tidal Wave' plants.

To make the most of your displays, try our exclusive supportive climbing frame, specially designed to help plants to climb easily.Get the best out of your petunias with our specially formulated Petunia Fertiliser - the perfect balance of nutrients to get them off to a flying start and nourish them through the summer.

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    • 12 petunia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 12 petunia plug plants + 1 tower pot

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • SAVE £6.99  
    • £31.98 £24.99
    • 36 petunia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £18.99
    • 72 petunia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £24.99

Begonia 'Fragrant Falls Improved™ - Apricot Delight'

  • Very distinctive fragrance
  • Scents develop through the day
  • Each colour has a different perfume

A dramatic improvement on its predecessor, Begonia ‘Fragrant Falls Improved' has more colour, more flowers and more fragrance. The fully double blooms of ‘Apricot Delight' are beautifully perfumed 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. 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 begonia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • SAVE £5  
    • £14.99 £9.99

Antirrhium 'Mini Butterflies Mixed'

Snapdragon

  • Compact version of a garden favourite
Garden favourite Antirrhinum 'Madame Butterfly' now has a brand-new compact cousin! This dwarf Snapdragon retains the double azalea like blooms of it larger relation, but has a delightfully neat habit too. With its vibrant colours and reduced size, Antirrhium 'Mini Butterflies Mixed' is perfect for edging beds and borders. Height: 23cm (9"). Spread: 23cm (9").
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    • 36 antirrhinum plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 72 antirrhinum plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £18.99

Marigold 'Jesters Mix™' F1 Hybrid

Tagetes patula, French Marigold

  • Big border marigolds for maximum impact
A particularly tall mix of colourful French marigolds, specially blended by Thompson & Morgan so you won't find it anywhere else! From June to October, the eye-catching blooms of Marigold 'Jesters Mix™' are borne on mid-height, bushy plants and include plenty of stripes for a striking display. Ideal for creating impact in beds and borders, these cheerful marigolds offer superb garden performance and the single blooms are also attractive to bees. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 40cm (16").

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

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    • 12 marigold plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • Try me pack  
    • £5.99
    • 36 marigold plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 72 marigold plug plants

    • Despatch:
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £23.98 £16.99
    • Out of stock

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

More info
    • 36 marigold plug plants

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

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

Petunia 'Frenzy Mixed' F1 Hybrid

  • A blend of over 20 types of petunia flowers
Our best-selling Petunia 'Frenzy Mixed' contains fantastic blend of 20 over different types of petunia flowers. The weather resistant blooms of Petunia 'Frenzy Mixed' are always dazzling come rain or shine. Perfect for filling beds, containers, baskets and window boxes with a sensational, long lasting display. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 36 petunia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £8.99
    • 72 petunia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £17.98 £13.99
    • 140 petunia miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £17.99
    • 280 petunia miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £27.99

Marigold 'Zenith Mixed' F1 Hybrid (Garden Ready)

Tagetes patula x erecta, Afro-French Marigold

  • 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 May 2016
    • Buy any 2 packs for just £25  
    • £14.99

Marigold 'French Vanilla' F1 Hybrid (Garden Ready)

Tagetes erecta, African Marigold

  • 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.

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").
More info
    • 30 marigold garden ready plants

    • Despatch:
    • Buy any 2 packs for just £25  
    • £14.99
    • Out of stock

Calendula 'Winter Wonders Collection'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

 Customer Rating
  • 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 March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 8 calendula Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • SAVE £7.99  
    • £14.99

Dahlia 'Star Sister Red & Yellow'

Bring dahlias out of the border and into your containers with compact 'Star Sister'. Being a collarette dahlia, you are rewarded with vibrant, two-tone florets on short stems, perfect for patio pots or front of border. Voted RHS People's Choice 'Best Container Dahlia' 2014. More info
    • 5 dahlia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 10 dahlia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £19.99