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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 14 products.
 

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 2015
    • SAVE £9  
    • £17.99 £8.99

Rudbeckia fulgida 'Early Bird Gold' (Large Plant)

Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan

  • New in 2015
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").
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    • 1 x 1 litre potted rudbeckia plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £8.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted rudbeckia plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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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 September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 72 stock plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 140 stock miniplug plants

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    • £17.99
    • Out of stock
    • 280 stock miniplug plants

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    • £27.99
    • Out of stock

Cornflower 'The Bride'

Amberboa moschata, Centaurea moschata, Sweet Sultan

  • Giant cornflowers with fragrance
Amberboa 'The Bride' is an easy to grow annual with large, sweetly scented flowers in purest white. This stunning white cornflower is perfect for cutting and makes a lovely plant for filling gaps in summer borders. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 12 cornflower plug plants

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    • £9.99
    • Out of stock
    • 24 cornflower plug plants

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    • £16.99
    • Out of stock

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 March 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 48 petunia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • Double up 24 to 48 for £5 extra  
    • £16.99
    • 72 petunia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £22.99

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").

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    • 6 salpiglossis plug plants

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

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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £19.99

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 x tuberhybrida 'Illumination Mixed'

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

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    • 36 begonia plug plants

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

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

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £19.99

Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Illumination Mixed' (Garden Ready)

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

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    • 1 x 7cm potted begonia garden ready plant

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 3 x 7cm potted begonia garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £14.99

Zinnia 'Pop Art'

  • Each bloom is unique!
It's easy to see why this magnificent variety holds a Fleuroselect Novelty award. The large golden flowers are individually splashed with unique red flecks that ensure every bloom is a masterpiece! Zinnia 'Pop Art' has a long flowering period that creates a bold and eye catching display. These magnificent zinnia flowers are loved by bees and other insects, and make an appealing cut flower too. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 25 zinnia plug plants

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    • £14.99
    • Out of stock
    • 50 zinnia plug plants

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    • Double up 25 to 50 for £5 extra  
    • £23.98 £19.99
    • Out of stock

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

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    • SAVE £39.89  
    • £59.88 £19.99
    • Out of stock