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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.



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Annual 'Best Value Bumper' Collection

Everything you need to make your beds, borders and baskets 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").


Collection comprises:
  • Antirrhinum 'Candy Canes' Mixed - The first of a new generation of high quality, fragrant snapdragons, in a flamboyant contemporary colour range.
  • Salvia splendens 'Blaze of Fire' - Plumes of brilliant scarlet flowers above neat, compact plants make this one of the most famous and striking summer annual bedding plants.
  • Nicotiana 'Eau de Cologne' Mixed - Uniform, mid-height plants with upward-facing, fragrant flowers, in a tapestry of glowing colours.
  • Rudbeckia 'All Sorts Mixed' - These robust coneflowers have outstanding garden performance, and the long-lasting blooms make excellent cut flowers. A lovely addition to beds, borders and large patio containers.
  • Petunia 'Easy Wave™ Improved Mixed' - A blend of over 20 types of petunia flowers which are always dazzling, come rain or shine.
  • Lobelia 'Monsoon Midnight' - Producing a cascade of sapphire flowers, this trailing Lobelia is ideal for hanging baskets and containers.
  • Begonia semperflorens 'Lotto Mixed' - An exceptionally large flowered variety compared to normal Begonia semperflorens cultivars. Excellent for bedding.
  • Bacopa 'Snowtopia' - One of the best-selling hanging basket fillers in every UK garden centre. You can always count on bacopa for a showy display, so why not order now so you're ready to plant up those baskets?
  • Gazania 'Tiger Stripes Mixed' - An improvement on our ever popular Gazania ‘Tiger Stripes’. Wide daisy-like blooms sport a contrasting stripe on every petal for a really cheerful display.
  • Verbena 'Quartz Mixed' F1 Hybrid - A carefully selected mix of early flowering, brightly coloured verbena with excellent mildew resistance that will guarantee a long lasting display.
  • Dianthus barbatus 'Sweet' - Sweet Williams are a cottage garden favourite for their fabulous scent and abundant flowers which are ideal for cutting.
  • Salpiglossis sinuata 'Royale Mixed' F1 Hybrid - Stunning velvety trumpet flowers on upright, bushy plants.
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    • 72 plug plants - 6 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE £51.89  
    • £71.88 £19.99

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 May 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 24 petunia plug plants + 100g of petunia fertiliser

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

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

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

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

Painted Tongue

  • 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
    • SAVE £7.99  
    • £25.98 £17.99
    • 280 stock miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £27.99

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 May 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted rudbeckia plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £22.99

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

Begonia 'Majestic Mixed'

Begonia x tuberhybrida

  • Be sure to find a place in your garden for these super-sized weatherproof begonias!
  • Blooms up to 20cm (8in) across!
Now you can have exhibition-quality begonias for your garden at a fraction of the price! We've worked hard to source the very highest spec begonias for an average gardener's budget. These robust begonia plants are available in almost every colour of the rainbow! As a collection they are the ideal option for adding a splash of summer colour to shady corners of the patio. Inbuilt garden performance ensures exhibition quality blooms and plants, no matter the weather, with no need for staking or extra care. Once blooms finish they simply drop from the plant to be replaced with fresh flowers. Ensure summer colour in pots, baskets and borders right through to the first frosts of winter with our regal Begonia 'Majestic Mixed'. Height: 60cm (24"). 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 begonia plug plants - 2 of each colour

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 24 begonia plug plants - 4 of each colour

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
    • SAVE £1.99  
    • £19.98 £17.99

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 May 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 6 cerinthe Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 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

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £5.99
    • 36 salpiglossis plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 72 salpiglossis plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
    • SAVE £5.99  
    • £19.99

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 May 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 50 cosmos plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
    • SAVE £6.99  
    • £23.98 £16.99

Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherry Brandy'

Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan

 Customer Rating
  • 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

Best Value Bumper Garden Ready Collection

  • The quick and economic way to enjoy garden colour this summer
  • Your whole garden planted for less than £100

Fill your beds, borders, containers and baskets with our best-performing summer 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. New and improved for 2016 we now grow all our garden ready plants in our exclusive incredicompost® and feed them with long lasting incredibloom® for the best possible performance in your garden.


We’ve grouped together 12 popular summer flowering options from our Garden Ready range to offer you 30 of each variety in this bumper collection. It’s the only order you’ll need to make to ensure a garden full of vibrant colour this summer. As the name suggests the collection will be sent out, ready for planting in border, baskets and containers.

Varieties in the mix: Antirrhinum ‘Madam Butterfly Mixed’, Begonia ‘Organdy Mixed’, New Guinea Busy Lizzie ‘Divine Mixed’, Marigold F1 ‘Zenith Mixed’, Begonia ‘Apricot Shades Improved’, Bacopa ‘Topia Series’, Lobelia ‘Cascade Improved Mixed’, Petunia ‘Orchid-flowered Mixed’, Begonia ‘Non-Stop Mixed’, Geranium ‘Jackpot Mixed’, Petunia F1 ‘Frenzy Mixed’ ,Verbena F1 ‘Quartz Mixed’

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    • 360 garden ready plants - 30 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE £79.89  
    • £179.88 £99.99