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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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Annual 'Best Value Bumper' Collection

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Everything you need to make your beds, borders, hanging baskets and patio containers look amazing this year! This superb value pack combines all three of our fabulous annual collections, giving you all the plants you need this summer for a colourful and long-lasting display. Height: Up to 60cm (24"). Spread: Up to 45cm (18").

  • The Container Collection Comprises four sun-loving varieties - Gazania, Verbena, Sweet William and Salpiglossis - that will cope with summer heat and stay stunning even in the confines of your patio containers.

     

  • The Basket Collection which is ideal if you are planning several hanging baskets. Four customer favourites (petunia, lobelia, begonia and bacopa) that are guaranteed to put on a stunning show right through until Autumn.

     

  • The Bedding Collection which is a perfect summer selection for vibrant bedding displays in your garden borders and includes snapdragons, salvias, tobacco plants and rudbeckia in a delightful range of colours, heights, textures and scents that will ensure a winning garden display. They'll look equally good planted in blocks or mixed up.

     

    Please note, when you receive your plants, the green plastic tray is embossed with letters underneath each row of plants - these letters correspond to the list supplied with your plants so that you can identify them.

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    • 72 plug plants - 6 of each variety

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    • £71.88 £19.99
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Petunia 'Easy Wave Ultimate Mixed'

  • More colours than ever before - 18 shades now in the mix!
  • Exceptional weather tolerance
  • Rapid growth - get incredible blooms quicker!

We've now extended our 'Easy Wave' colour mixture to include EIGHTEEN different colours; ranging from solid colours to stripes and picotees! We doubt you'll find a more useful mix of Petunia plants, they are certainly more appealing than the limited colour palette on offer at most garden centres. Petunia 'Easy Wave' is a naturally trailing plant with exceptional weather tolerance. Popular all around the world, and rightly so!


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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    • 24 petunia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 24 petunia plug plants + 100g of petunia fertiliser

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £10.99
    • 48 petunia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE *£1.99  
    • £19.98 £17.99
    • 72 petunia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE *£4.98  
    • £29.97 £24.99

Salpiglossis sinuata 'Royale Mixed' F1 Hybrid (Garden Ready)

  • 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.

Like sumptuous gold braid, the exquisite veining overlays rich, velvety hues, creating a shimmering display. Salpiglossis 'Royale Mixed' produces stunning trumpet flowers on upright, bushy plants. Salpiglossis flowers can be cut for a majestic indoor display, and the opulent colours add an exotic feel to patio containers, and annual bedding schemes. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 salpiglossis garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £14.99

Stock 'Most Scented Mix'

Matthiola incana, Gillyflower

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

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 72 stock plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £25.98 £17.99
    • 280 stock miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £27.99

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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    • 24 petunia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 48 petunia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £17.99
    • 72 petunia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE *£13.98  
    • £39.97 £24.99

Rudbeckia fulgida 'Early Bird Gold' (Large Plant)

Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan

As the name suggests, this superb Black Eyed Susan erupts into bloom weeks earlier than other perennial varieties and continues right up to the first frosts. Rudbeckia fulgida 'Early Bird Gold' produces its sunny-yellow, daisy-like blooms on sturdy, upright stems that make lovely cut flowers for a summer bouquet. Robust and easy to grow, this perennial Rudbeckia is ideal for bringing long lasting colour to herbaceous borders, attracting pollinating insects to its nectar rich blooms. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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    • 1 x 1 litre potted rudbeckia plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted rudbeckia plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £22.99

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 cerinthe Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 6 cerinthe Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £19.99

Salpiglossis sinuata 'Royale Mixed' F1 Hybrid

Painted Tongue

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Like sumptuous gold braid, the exquisite veining overlays rich, velvety hues, creating a shimmering display. Salpiglossis 'Royale Mixed' produces stunning trumpet flowers on upright, bushy plants. Salpiglossis flowers can be cut for a majestic indoor display, and the opulent colours add an exotic feel to patio containers, and annual bedding schemes. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").

 

Buy this variety in a larger plant size
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    • 6 salpiglossis plug plants

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    • £5.99
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    • 36 salpiglossis plug plants

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    • £12.99
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    • 72 salpiglossis plug plants

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    • £25.98 £19.99
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Cosmos 'Xanthos'

  • The world's first yellow summer Cosmos
  • This year's must-have bedding plant!
  • Compact and early flowering
  • Garden performance guaranteed

The world has been waiting for a summer-flowering yellow Cosmos, and here it is! Adding an exciting new colour to the Cosmos palette, Xanthos (meaning yellow in Greek) produces exceptional, branching plants with a heavy supply of 5cm (2") blooms from May right through to October. Keep on top of deadheading and new flowers will just keep coming.

Cosmos 'Xanthos' features soft ferny foliage, which quickly and easily fills space in the border, even before the yellow blooms appear! Unusually for Cosmos, 'Xanthos' look great in patio pots too! New on the scene Cosmos 'Xanthos' has already picked up a Fleuroselect Gold Award and evoked much customer comment in T&M's summer trial garden in 2015.

Use the classy blooms en masse for an elegant feel to your displays, if not, set them in combination with other annuals to complement pastel shades or contrast with hot colours. The stand-out flowers also make a great underplanting to shrubs and hedging. These compact cosmos plants are the perfect option for exposed gardens where taller varieties would be blown about by the wind. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 40cm (16").

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    • 25 cosmos plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 50 cosmos plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE *£6.99  
    • £23.98 £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").

 

Buy this variety in a larger plant size
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    • 12 rudbeckia plug plants

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

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

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE *£7.99  
    • £25.98 £17.99

Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Illumination Mixed'

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  • Customer favourite
Light up your summer displays with Begonia 'Illumination' mixed. An outstanding begonia with masses of flowers come rain or shine. With a true cascading habit, this colourful mix will leave your hanging baskets, containers, and Flower Pouches® literally overflowing with rainbows of colour all summer long. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

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 + 100g of begonia fertiliser

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    • £13.99
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Antirrhinum 'Autumn Dragons Mixed' (Garden Ready)

Snapdragon

  • 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.

We've timed the production of our garden ready Snapdragons to ensure dazzling summer colour in your garden right through autumn. As other summer performers start to fade at the end of the season, the classic colour collection of Antirrhinum 'Autumn Dragons Mixed' will take over, shining forth from September right into November. Not only will you get a strong flash of welcome late season colour, this cheery mix also offers an unusual bubblegum fragrance. Sturdy branching around the main stem ensures a constant supply of flower spikes, making 'Autumn Dragons Mixed' the perfect option for late season home cut flowers. Set this autumn flowering antirrhinum in beds and borders or add to patio pots for a bright and breezy late season display. Height and spread: 60cm (24"). Spread:15cm (6").
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    • 30 antirrhinum garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
    • SAVE £9  
    • £17.99 £8.99