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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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Petunia 'Tidal Wave'

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  • Customer favourite

The sky's the limit for this spectacular climbing petunia! Masses of 10cm (4") blooms in purple, silver and pink are produced in abundance throughout summer on long lax stems. Train them upwards on a climbing frame or let them spill over low walls for a spectacular display of vibrant colour. The delicate blooms are more tolerant of wet weather than most varieties so you are guaranteed a brilliant display whatever the weather! Height: 1.9m (6'). Spread: 90cm (3').


Includes 10 Steps to Success - a step by step guide to growing your Petunia 'Tidal Wave' plants.

To make the most of your displays, try our exclusive supportive climbing frame, specially designed to help plants to climb easily.Get the best out of your petunias with our specially formulated Petunia Fertiliser - the perfect balance of nutrients to get them off to a flying start and nourish them through the summer.

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    • 12 petunia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 12 petunia plug plants + 1 tower pot

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £31.98 £24.99
    • 36 petunia plug plants

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    • £18.99
    • 72 petunia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £24.99

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

Sweet Pea 'Sweet Dreams Mixed'

Lathyrus odoratus

  • 50 hand-selected varieties in this mix
  • Best in class for sweet peas
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A world exclusive collection of distinctly different sweet pea flowers - we believe 'Sweet Dreams' to be the best mixture ever! Each and every one, including many award winning varieties, has been selected for outstanding fragrance, exhibition standard blooms and superb growing performance.These cottage garden favourites are superb for cutting and the more blooms you cut, the more they will flower! Pop a few stems in a vase to fill a whole room with fragrance. Grow sweet peas against a sunny fence or trained on a free standing obelisk. For an informal display, let them scramble through mature shrubs. Height: 1.8m (6'). Spread: 30cm (12"). Supplied as deep-rooted plugs with an average of 5 sweet pea plants per plug. Pinched and ready for planting straight out.

Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 6 sweet pea premium plugs (30 plants)

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 12 sweet pea premium plugs (60 plants)

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £14.99

Begonia 'Patio Apricot Shades'

Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid

Begonia 'Patio Apricot Shades' is equally good as our best selling trailing version. With the same weather resistant blooms and fabulous flower power, this specially selected patio variety has a more upright habit making it better suited to patio containers. Perfect for brightening up your patio this summer in sun or shade, come rain or shine. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").

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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 24 begonia plug plants

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    • £16.99
    • 48 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £24.99

Lisianthus 'Summer Blue Roses'

Eustoma, Texas Bluebell, Prairie Gentian, Japanese Rose

  • Easy to grow in any garden
Bathe your summer borders and containers in a sea of vibrant blue. Lisianthius flowers are much sought after by florists, for their long, slender stems and delicate rose-like blooms. Plant them in large drifts in sunny borders or savour their graceful elegance in patio containers. They simply thrive in the summer heat, and will last for up to two weeks as a cut flower. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

Useful links:

Read Michael Perry's blog: Get the inside story on 2 new varieties for 2013

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    • 12 lisianthus plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 24 lisianthus plug plants

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    • £19.98 £14.99
    • 48 lisianthus plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • Double up 24 to 48 for £5 extra  
    • £39.96 £19.99

Petunia 'Crazytunia Mandevilla'

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Petunia 'Crazytunia Mandevilla' is simply spectacular! Incredible fiery colours radiate outwards from the centres of these unique, star shaped blooms. This compact, upright petunia has a robust habit and superb weather resistance which ensures a brilliant performance throughout summer. Plant them in beds, containers and baskets for a magnificent display that will stop people in their tracks. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Useful links:

Read Michael Perry's blog: Get the inside story on 2 new varieties for 2013

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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

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

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    • £17.99

Petunia 'Crazytunia Pulse'

Extraordinary colours make Petunia 'Crazytunia Pulse' stand out from the crowd. Gold star-shaped patterns with cerise edges contrast strongly against the dark velvety purple trumpets. This compact, upright petunia has a robust habit and superb weather resistance which ensures a brilliant performance throughout summer. Plant them in beds, containers and baskets for a magnificent display that will stop people in their tracks. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Useful links:

Read Michael Perry's blog: Get the inside story on 2 new varieties for 2013

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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £17.99

Petunia 'Trailing Surfinia Red'

  • The no.1 trailing petunia
  • The longest trailing stems
  • Weather-resistant
World renowned for their flower power, weather resistance, colour range and versatility. This vigorous, red variety of Surfinia petunia has long trailing stems, reaching up to 90cm (35"); ideal for creating a cascade of colour from hanging baskets, flower pouches® and containers. For a less formal display, let Petunia 'Trailing Surfinia Red' tumble over walls in a wave of trumpet shaped blooms. Trails to: 90cm (35").
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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £7.99

Petunia 'Black Night'

  • Winner of Best New Plant Variety in the 'Bedding Plants' category at The Grower of the Year Awards 2014
  • T&M Exclusive
  • World's first double black petunia
Direct from T&M's extensive breeding programme, Petunia ‘Black Night' is the first double flowered, jet black petunia! The dark velvety blooms are borne on naturally compact plants which form neat, rounded mounds - perfect for baskets and containers. Partner them with bold exuberant colours or keep it simple with shades of cream and white for an eye-catching contrast. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £14.99

Petunia 'Crazytunia Starlight Blue'

  • Built in weather resistance
  • Robust and vigorous plants
  • For pots, beds and borders
  • Spectacular patio varieties
The brilliant white, star-shaped blooms of Petunia 'Crazytunia Starlight Blue' are edged in the deepest shade of midnight blue. This compact, upright petunia has a robust habit and superb weather resistance which ensures a brilliant performance throughout summer. Plant them in beds, containers and baskets for a magnificent display that will stop people in their tracks. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £17.99

Begonia 'Glowing Embers'

Begonia ‘Glowing Embers' positively smoulders all summer long. Dark purple-bronze foliage contrasts with fiery, almost luminous orange blooms for an enduring display. This dramatic Begonia has a compact, semi-cascading habit that looks spectacular spilling from baskets and containers. A fabulous blaze of colour that will even brighten up those tricky shady corners of the patio. Height and spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 3 begonia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 9 begonia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £19.99

Sweet Pea 'Bounce Mixed'

Lathyrus odoratus

  • A fragrant carpet for your beds and borders
Grow a scented sweet pea carpet

Bedding needn't be boring - how about this 3-colour sweet pea mix for creating fabulous summer ground cover! These lovely dwarf sweet pea plants will quickly knit together to form a dense carpet of colour and fill the air with their unforgettable fragrance. Specially selected for their long flowering period and vigorous habit, Sweet Pea ‘Bounce Mixed' is perfect for informal bedding displays, or edging paths and borders. Don't forget to cut a few stems for a vase indoors too. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 6 sweet pea premium plugs (30 plants)

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 12 sweet pea premium plugs (60 plants)

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • SAVE £9.99  
    • £29.98 £19.99