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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 24 products.
 

Stock 'Autumn Perfume Mixed' (Garden Ready)

Matthiola incana, Gillyflower

  • 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.

Our top choice for autumn colour and fragrance. Scented stocks are much underused and underrated autumn performer s. Not everyone has the time or space to raise biennials from seed, but we've done the hard part with our Stocks 'Autumn Perfume Mixed'. There'll be no going back once you've tried our garden ready plants this season. We've packed this cheery collection with a range of vibrant shades to offer an excellent display, soaked in colour and draped in an addictive spicy perfume. Our garden ready plants ensure strong flowering this autumn. Height 30cm (12"). Spread 20cm (8").

 

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    • 30 stocks garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
    • Buy 2 packs for just £25  
    • £17.99

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 'Tall Clove 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 August 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 72 stock plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 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

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 24 cornflower plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £16.99

Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Danube'

Floss Flower

  • 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

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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £17.99
    • 140 ageratum miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £18.99
    • 280 ageratum miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £28.99

Antirrhinum majus 'Madame Butterfly' F1 Hybrid

Snapdragon

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  • 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 2016
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    • £8.99
    • 72 antirrhinum plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £13.99

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

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

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 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 72 antirrhinum plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £16.99

Sunflower 'Inca Gold'

Helianthus

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Try something different in your containers this summer that will really get the neighbours talking. This cheery little helianthus has lax, trailing stems and a multi-branching habit that billow from hanging baskets in a mass of small sunflower blooms. Sunflower 'Inca Gold' can also be grown as spreading groundcover at the front of informal summer borders. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Companion planting: Try growing sunflowers with chives to deter aphids.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

Read Michael Perry's blog: Make a change to your plant choices - 2

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    • 5 sunflower Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 10 sunflower Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £14.99

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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    • 24 antirrhinum plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 48 antirrhinum plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • Double up 24 to 48 for £5 extra  
    • £29.98 £19.99

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

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    • 12 marigold plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • Try me pack  
    • £5.99
    • 36 marigold plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 72 marigold plug plants

    • Despatch:
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £23.98 £16.99
    • Out of stock