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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.



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Stock 'Most Scented Mix'

Matthiola incana, Gillyflower

  • The most scented stocks
Specially selected for their strong and spicy fragrance and fabulous colours! Start growing Stock 'Most Scented Mix' in autumn for spring borders that will look and smell incredible. These pretty Gillyflowers make superb bedding plants and don't forget to cut some for a vase indoors too. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 20cm (8").
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    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £9.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £14.99

Coreopsis 'Incredible Mixed'

Tickseed

  • New in 2014
Coreopsis 'Incredible Mixed' really lives up to its name with unique, never before seen colours in an annual coreopsis. This easy-to-grow mixture produces masses of flowers in a remarkable range of colours with contrasting dark centres. Tall and airy Tickseed plants are ideal grown in mixed borders where the graceful stems and delicate blooms sway in the slightest breeze. Coreopsis flowers are also superb for cutting for an indoor arrangement. Height: 120cm (47”). Spread: 45cm (18”).
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    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £10.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £21.98 £15.99

Cosmos sulphureus 'Brightness Mixed'

  • New in 2014
A modern alternative to marigolds, these dwarf and bushy plants will quickly fill beds, borders and containers with carpets of fiery colour. Semi-double blooms in clear shades of red, yellow and orange are borne on short sturdy stems, above mounds of feathery green foliage. Spectacular when planted towards the front of beds and borders, Cosmos sulphureus 'Brightness Mixed' flowers continuously from summer through to autumn and the blooms are highly attractive to bees and butterflies. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 25 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £14.99
    • 50 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • Double up 25 to 50 for £5 extra  
    • £29.98 £19.99

Antirrhinum 'Candy Showers'

Snapdragon

  • New in 2014
  • The best trailing snapdragons
For lovers of snapdragons, here's a real treat! This is the first ever trailing snapdragon from seed, which means that we can offer plants in our super value 12 plug trays. Plant them up in hanging baskets, window boxes or in a pot on a pedestal and you'll soon be enjoying tonnes of fragrant cascading flowers. Use them as colourful ground cover too!
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    • 24 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £14.99
    • 48 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • Double up 24 to 48 for £5 extra  
    • £29.98 £19.99

Dahlia 'Diablo Mixed'

  • New in 2014
Dark bronze foliage makes a dramatic contrast with the glowing blooms of Dahlia ‘Diablo Mixed’. These neatly proportioned dwarf dahlias have a vigorous, fast growing habit that is perfect for the front of borders and patio containers. Enjoy a nonstop supply of long lasting dahlia flowers that will dazzle you from summer right through to autumn. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £11.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £23.98 £16.99

Marigold 'Jesters Mix™' F1 Hybrid

Tagetes patula, French Marigold

  • New in 2014
  • Mail order exclusive
  • 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 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • Try me pack  
    • £5.99
    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £11.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £23.98 £16.99

Poppy 'Ladybird'

Papaver commutatum, Caucasian Scarlet Poppy

  • New in 2014
Hardy annual Poppy ‘Ladybird’ was developed from a species introduced from Russia in 1876 by our founder, William Thompson - and is still as popular as ever! Brilliant scarlet red petals are set off beautifully by the contrasting black spots at the base of each petal. Although each bloom lasts only a few days, more fat, hairy buds are constantly rising from among the clumps of finely cut foliage. This fabulous Caucasian Scarlet Poppy is so easy to grow and holds an RHS AGM for its superb garden performance. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 15cm (6").
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    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2014
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    • £9.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £19.98 £14.99

Scabious 'Ace of Spades'

Scabiosa atropurpurea, Pincushion Flower

  • New in 2014
  • Dried seed heads are also very attractive
Fully double pincushion flower heads which are as near to black as can be. The gently fragrant blooms of Scabious ‘Ace of Spades’ attract bees and butterflies, and make impressive cut flowers too. Always in demand, black flowers are sure to create a dramatic impact in borders, where they look great planted among other plants in contrasting shades. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £11.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £23.98 £16.99

Antirrhinum 'Antirinca Collection'

Snapdragon

  • New in 2014

Extraordinary snapdragon flowers with a most unusual wide, open form that is rarely seen. The large blooms of Antirrhinum 'Antirinca Collection' have a fabulous bubblegum fragrance that makes them all the more appealing. This uniform, strong growing variety is perfect for dotting throughout summer borders or making a colour splash in patio containers. Snapdragons make superb cut flowers so you can enjoy them indoors too! Height: 35cm (14"). Spread: 25cm (10").

 

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    • 3 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £9.99
    • 9 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • HALF PRICE  
    • £14.99

Bidens 'Pirates Pearl™'

  • New in 2014
  • World Exclusive
Thompson & Morgan's plant breeders have excelled themselves again with this pristine, pearly white bidens! This low maintenance patio plant won’t set seed so you can enjoy a cascade of blooms right up to the first frosts. Bidens 'Pirates Pearl' is perfect for filling gaps in patio containers and baskets where its nectar rich flowers will attract masses of bees and butterflies. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £10.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £21.98 £15.99

Rudbeckia hirta 'Toto'

Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan

  • New in 2014
Compact, well branched plants are smothered in golden daisy-like blooms, each with a deep chocolate central cone. This cheery dwarf coneflower is early to flower and continues blooming from summer right through to autumn, brightening even the dullest days. With its neat, rounded habit Rudbeckia hirta 'Toto' is perfect for filling beds, containers and borders. This RHS AGM winner also makes a lovely cut flower for summer posies. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 12 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £9.99
    • 24 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £19.98 £12.99

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 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £10.99 £7.99
    • 6 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £16.99 £9.99