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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.


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



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Stock 'Autumn Perfume Mixed' (Garden Ready)

Matthiola incana, Gillyflower

  • 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.

Our top choice for autumn colour and fragrance. Scented stocks are much underused and underrated autumn performer s. Not everyone has the time or space to raise biennials from seed, but we've done the hard part with our Stocks 'Autumn Perfume Mixed'. There'll be no going back once you've tried our garden ready plants this season. We've packed this cheery collection with a range of vibrant shades to offer an excellent display, soaked in colour and draped in an addictive spicy perfume. Our garden ready plants ensure strong flowering this autumn. Height 30cm (12"). Spread 20cm (8").

 

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    • 30 stocks garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £14.99

Stock 'Most Scented Mix'

Matthiola incana

With their spicy, clove-like scent, and tall sturdy stems, these stocks make fantastic cut flowers that bring fragrance and colour to your home. The closely packed flower spikes of this tall, clove scented mix emerge in a blend of at least 6 lovely pastel shades. This customer favourite mingles beautifully in cottage garden borders, or planted in large drifts and containers. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 40cm (16").

 

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    • 36 stock plug plants

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    • £12.99
    • 72 stock plug plants

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Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Danube'

  • 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 ageratum plug plants

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Marigold 'French Vanilla' F1 Hybrid

Tagetes erecta

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  • 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

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    • 36 marigold plug plants

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Petunia 'Orchid Picotee Mixed' F1 Hybrid

An outstanding petunia, producing masses of lavish double blooms with crisp, white picotee edges. The superb garden performance of Petunia 'Orchid Picotee' makes these resilient, compact plants an absolute delight in beds, containers, baskets and flower Pouches®. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

 

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    • 36 petunia plug plants

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Petunia 'Purple Velvet' F1 Hybrid

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Petunia 'Purple Velvet' easily outperforms other expensive cutting-raised surfinias with its exceptionally long trailing stems. This sensational cascading petunia is smothered in superb velvety, purple blooms throughout summer, and right up to the first frosts. Fantastic in baskets, containers and window boxes, or try them in beds as dense ground cover. Trails to: 60cm (24").

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    • 48 petunia plug plants

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Petunia 'Easy Wave™' (Improved Mix)

Clothe beds, flower Pouches® and all types of patio containers in swathes of colour, with this astonishingly versatile petunia. It's rapid growth, unique prostrate habit, and prolific blooms make Petunia 'Easy wave™' adaptable to almost any garden situation - it even makes an excellent ground cover plant! This vibrant mix has all the qualities of cutting-raised plants at a fraction of the cost. Height and spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 6 petunia plug plants

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    • 36 petunia plug plants

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Petunia 'Orchid-Flowered Mixed' F1 Hybrid

  • Best in class for double petunias
Widely acknowledged as the world's finest double petunias, with exquisite orchid-like, ruffled blooms in a medley of radiant colours. Petunia 'Orchid Flowered Mixed' begin flowering early in the season and continue their luxurious display throughout the summer, until the first frosts. This versatile mix is a delight in borders, beds and containers and flower Pouches®. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

 

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Salvia splendens 'Blaze of Fire'

  • 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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    • 36 salvia plug plants

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Verbena 'Quartz Mixed' F1 Hybrid

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A carefully selected mix of early flowering, brightly coloured verbena with excellent mildew resistance that will guarantee a long lasting display. With a dwarf, spreading habit, Verbena 'Quartz Mixed' is invaluable for massing in beds, borders, window boxes and hanging baskets. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").

 

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    • 36 verbena plug plants

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Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Non-stop Mocca'

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  • Customer favourite
  • Dark foliage

Fully double flowers in a mixture of five vibrant colours contrast dramatically with the rich, chocolate coloured foliage. Begonia 'Non-Stop Mocca', as the name suggests, is one of the best begonias for continuous summer flowering. A distinctive plant for vibrant displays in beds, containers, baskets and window boxes. Height and spread: 30cm (12").


Culinary note: Add the bright coloured petals to sandwiches or salads for a light lemon taste and crisp texture. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 36 begonia plug plants

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Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherry Brandy'

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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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    • 36 rudbeckia plug plants

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