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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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Salvia Collection

Sage

  • Award winning selection
  • 7 months of colour
  • Drought tolerant and fuss-free

We've paired together our two favourite salvia introductions of recent years. Enjoy the reddish-purple flowers of Salvia 'Love and Wishes' alongside the scarlet-red funnels of 'Ember's Wish' - a match made in heaven for border and container displays. 'Love and Wishes' won best new variety at the Grower of the Year awards 2016, and was 3rd place in the 2015 RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year. We think 'Ember's Wish' matches it in looks and performance. Developed in Australia, both are drought-tolerant and fuss-free, and truly hardy for years of enjoyment in UK gardens. Flowering from May to November we can't think of a harder working perennial for your garden. Height and Spread: 75cm (30").
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    • 2 x salvia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
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    • £9.99 £7.99
    • 4 x salvia jumbo plug plants

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    • 8 x salvia jumbo plug plants

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    • £19.99 £12.99

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").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted rudbeckia plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2017
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    • £13.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted rudbeckia plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2017
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    • £22.99

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

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

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    • £25.98 £17.99

Night Phlox ovata

Zaluzianskya ovata

Aptly named, the Night Phlox will fill your evening garden with a rich and sweet scent from its delicate flowers. Each bloom has a white face, backed in red, which closes up from midmorning to then reopen much later in the day. Zaluzianskya ovate, is a half hardy, evergreen perennial which will tolerate our colder winters if given a little protection. Well worth the time, to keep this lovely spreading plant in your borders or containers to enjoy it's fragrance year after year! Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 40cm (16") More info
    • 3 phlox jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 6 phlox jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £23.98 £17.99

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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    • £12.99
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    • 72 ageratum plug plants

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Antirrhinum majus 'Madame Butterfly' F1 Hybrid

 Customer Rating
  • Customer favourite

Awarded an All American Selection medal for its unusual azalea-shaped snapdragon flowers. Antirrhinum 'Madame Butterfly' creates a riot of colour throughout summer. The unique, double snapdragon petals prevent insects from pollinating the flowers, so they last much longer than single-flowered varieties. Perfect for a long-lasting display in cottage garden beds, borders and containers. This award winning variety also makes a superb cut flower. Height: 65cm (26"). Spread: 45cm (18").

 

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    • 36 antirrhinum plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
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    • £8.99
    • 72 antirrhinum plug plants

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    • £17.98 £13.99

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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    • 12 rudbeckia plug plants

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    • £4.99
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    • 36 rudbeckia plug plants

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    • 72 rudbeckia plug plants

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    • £25.98 £17.99
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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 October 2016
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    • £12.99

Antirrhinum majus 'Royal Bride'

Snapdragon

The first of a new generation of fragrant snapdragons. This tall annual bears large, majestic spires of fragrant, pure white snapdragon flowers that are perfect for cutting. Antirrhinum 'Royal Bride' makes a lovely addition to cottage gardens or white themed borders where it will easily fill gaps between your perennials, blooming from June to September. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 36 antirrhinum plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
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    • £11.99
    • 72 antirrhinum plug plants

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    • £23.98 £16.99

Zinnia marylandica 'Zahara Mixed'

  • This Zinnia loves the UK weather!
Possibly the best mixture of dwarf bedding zinnias available, with an exceptional garden performance. Enjoying hot dry conditions, but also thriving in wet British weather, this vividly colourful mix will flower all summer long. With good disease tolerance, Zinnia 'Zahara Mixed' is ideal for borders or containers. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 25 zinnia plug plants

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    • £13.99
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    • 50 zinnia plug plants

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    • £18.99
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Antirrhinum 'Candy Showers'

Snapdragon

  • 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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    • 12 antirrhinum plug plants

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    • £9.99
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    • 24 antirrhinum plug plants

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    • 48 antirrhinum plug plants

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Marigold 'Jesters Mix™' F1 Hybrid

Tagetes patula, French Marigold

  • 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: The citrus tasting flowers have many uses, try them in salads, sandwiches or seafood dishes too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 12 marigold plug plants

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    • 36 marigold plug plants

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    • £11.99
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    • 72 marigold plug plants

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    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £23.98 £16.99
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