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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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Poppy 'Angels Choir Mixed'

Papaver rhoeas, Corn Poppy, Field Poppy, Flanders Poppy

  • Winner of a Fleuroselect Quality Mark
It took 10 years of painstaking breeding to create these lovely corn poppies - but it was well worth the wait! Hairy stems carry double flowers with delicate silky petals, in a beautiful range of soft pastel shades. Like its wild field poppy cousins, this superb hardy annual will thrive in any cultivated soil, setting seed in late summer to produce lots of seedlings for the following year. Poppy 'Angels Choir Mixed' also makes a pretty, though short lived, cut flower if picked early in the morning. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 24 plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • Double up 24 to 48 for £5 extra  
    • £15.99

Nasturtium 'Fruit Salad'

Tropaeolum, Indian Cress

  • Finalist of Plant of the Year 2013 - RHS Chelsea Flower Show
A nasturtium with some restraint! Some 12 years of careful breeding have gone into this exceptional variety after a customer sent Thompson & Morgan an unusual nasturtium with serrated petals. Much more compact than the average annual nasturtium - and generally 'better behaved' in the garden, this is the first bicolour nasturtium with serrated petals. Bred to be sterile, the plants bloom for a much longer time than any other nasturtium and the spectacular bicolour blooms are uniquely perfumed with a lovely sweet and spicy fragrance. Nasturtium 'Fruit Salad' is perfect for hanging baskets or pots and is not currently available from seed! Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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Thompson & Morgan scoops top award with Nasturtium 'Fruit Salad'
Read more on our blog: Another Plant of the Year award for T&M?

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    • 5 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £9.99 £7.99
    • 10 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £14.99 £9.99

Limonium sinuatum (The Forever Flower)

Statice

Best known as a dried flower, this colourful half-hardy annual produces long lasting panicles of funnel shaped flowers that top the upright, winged stems from summer to autumn. Grow Statice flowers in large drifts that will attract bees and butterflies to their vibrant blooms. Limonium is easy to grow and even copes well on poor, sandy soils - making it particularly useful for growing in challenging coastal positions. Height: 75cm (30”). Spread: 30cm (12”).
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    • 72 plug plants

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Bacopa 'Snowtopia'

Sutera cordata

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Not every plant can be the star of the show! This pretty half hardy trailing plant is a valuable filler plant for a hanging baskets and containers. The tumbling, evergreen stems of Bacopa 'Snowtopia' bear a smothering of snow white flowers throughout summer, that keep baskets looking full of colour for longer. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 24 plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £15.99

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”).

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

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    • 12 plug plants

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

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    • £19.98 £14.99
    • 48 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • Double up 24 to 48 for £5 extra  
    • £39.96 £19.99

Petunia 'Festival' Mixed (Mini Petunia)

Calibrachoa

These fabulous mini petunias produce masses of trumpet shaped flowers in a bright blend of jewel-like colours. The trailing stems are clothed with non-stop blooms throughout summer, whatever the UK weather throws at them. Petunia 'Festival' makes a dazzling display, either grown on its own or as part of a mixed container. Height and spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 5 Postiplug plants

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    • £12.99
    • 15 Postiplug plants

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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 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £13.99
    • 50 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • Double up 25 to 50 for £5 extra  
    • £18.99

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.


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Companion Planting

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

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    • 5 Postiplug plants

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

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Petunia 'Cascadia Rim Magenta'

The trailing stems of Petunia 'Cascadia Rim Magenta' produce a procession of starry-shaped, deep magenta blooms. Each velvety trumpet has a well defined, creamy white margin that makes these flowers really stand out from the foliage. Let this trailing petunia spill from hanging baskets and patio containers for a particularly eye catching display this summer. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 40cm (16"). More info
    • 5 Postiplug plants

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    • £6.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

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    • £8.99
    • 20 Postiplug plants

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    • £12.99

Marigold 'T&M's Choice Mixed' F1 Hybrid (Garden-Ready)

Tagetes patula x erecta, Afro-French Marigold

  • New in 2014
  • Does not set seed therefore increased flower power all season long!

Our garden-ready plants are now even bigger and better! You can plant our garden-ready plants straight into the garden when they arrive - it couldn’t be easier! There’s no need to re-pot them or to grow them on - just plant and water them. Pretty soon you’ll be enjoying their wonderful displays of colour. If you haven’t got the time or the room to grow plants from small seedlings, then these are for you! You’re sure to get great results because we’ve done the crucial early growing for you. Just plant, water and enjoy!


If you're only going to grow one marigold this summer, choose this improved version of Marigold 'Zenith'! An Afro-French hybrid, Marigold 'T&M’s Choice Mixed' produces crested, carnation-like flowers in a mixture of colours including reds, oranges, yellows and bicolour shades. With a vigorous growth habit and superb weather resistance you’ll be enjoying non-stop colour in your beds, borders and containers from summer through to autumn. Height and spread: 35cm (14").


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

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    • 30 garden-ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2014
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    • £14.99