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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 'Peach Sundae'

  • New in 2015
  • T&M Exclusive
  • Ever-changing flower colours
  • Brighten up your hanging baskets all summer long

Ever-changing colour all summer long, no matter the weather! We've tested our petunia plants for weather tolerance and Petunia 'Peach Sundae' laughs in the face of wind, rain, hail and scorching sun. This unusual petunia echoes the colour, tone and flower-power of our best-selling Begonia 'Apricot Shades' with the added bonus of colour-changing flowers. Blooms change daily, moving through yellow, orange and peach leading to stunning summer container displays. Bringing calibrachoa into the breeding programme means more flowers per plant with little need to deadhead faded blooms. The hardy flowers bounce back even after the heaviest summer showers, making what we believe to be one of the best hanging basket petunias on the market. Height and spread: 45cm (18").

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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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    • £14.99

Calendula 'Winter Wonders Collection'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

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  • New in 2015
  • Flowers four times longer than other calendulas
  • Hardy down to -15ºC
  • Excellent for pots and baskets

The world's first winter hardy calendula! Grow a summer favourite right through the winter months with new Calendula ‘Winter Wonders'. There will hardly be a month of the year when these tough calendula plants won't be in bloom, making them the perfect choice for long-lasting easy-care pots and baskets. Breeding advancements ensure that as other summer bedding fades in autumn, our new pot marigold plants will carry on and on. Frost and snow? They love it! These perennials are hardy down to -15C. Use Calendula ‘Winter Wonders' alongside more common winter bedding plants like pansies and primroses for a truly unique display. Supplied in four colour shades. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Calendula ‘Peach Polar'
  • Calendula ‘Golden Glaze'
  • Calendula ‘Amber Arctic'
  • Calendula ‘Banana Blizzard'

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    • 4 calendula Postiplug plants

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    • £9.99
    • 8 calendula Postiplug plants

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    • £14.99

Bidens 'Compact Collection'

  • New in 2015
  • Amazing new range of plants for your baskets
  • Larger blooms and a compact habit

T&M breeding work has transformed an old garden favourite into something truly special for the modern gardener. We can now offer the best basket bidens plants on the market with this stunning collection of compact beauties. Old varieties soon turn lanky as the season moves on, swamping or outgrowing their basket companions. The three colour mix in our unique Bidens 'Compact Collection' stay neat and tidy right through to autumn, leading to balanced baskets all season long. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 30cm (12").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Bidens 'Spotlight' - Two-tone yellow daisy flowers.
  • Bidens 'Pink Princess' - Palest pink blooms with cerise striped petals.
  • Bidens 'Hawaiian Flare Orange Drop' - Exotic orange flowers with a central disc of yellow.
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    • 15 bidens Postiplug plants - 5 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £26.97 £19.99

Nemesia 'Everscent Collection'

Cape Jewels

These UK bred annuals are famed for their fabulous long flowering period. Nemesia 'Everscent Collection' is particularly special, for its strong vanilla perfume and pretty blend of soft, effervescent colours. The perfect filler plant for your summer containers, beds and borders, or grow it in hanging baskets outside windows and doorways where you will really appreciate its heavenly fragrance! Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 15cm (6"). More info
    • 6 nemesia Postiplug plants

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    • 12 nemesia Postiplug plants

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    • £17.99
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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

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    • 24 cornflower plug plants

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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 poppy plug plants

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    • £10.99
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    • 48 poppy plug plants

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    • £15.99
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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 limonium plug plants

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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 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • 15 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • £38.97 £17.99
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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 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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Zinnia 'Pop Art'

  • Each bloom is unique!
It's easy to see why this magnificent variety holds a Fleuroselect Novelty award. The large golden flowers are individually splashed with unique red flecks that ensure every bloom is a masterpiece! Zinnia 'Pop Art' has a long flowering period that creates a bold and eye catching display. These magnificent zinnia flowers are loved by bees and other insects, and make an appealing cut flower too. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 25 zinnia plug plants

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    • £14.99
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    • 50 zinnia plug plants

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Coreopsis 'Incredible Mixed'

Tickseed

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"). More info
    • 36 coreopsis plug plants

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    • 72 coreopsis plug plants

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    • £21.98 £15.99
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Marigold 'Lemon Zest'

Tagetes patula, French Marigold

  • The first subtle yellow French marigold
A subtle change from the loud and bright colours often found in French marigolds, Marigold 'Lemon Zest' produces delightful soft yellow blooms. The understated, delicate flowers are borne in abundance above neat, compact growth for non-stop colour through the summer months. Working well with any colour scheme, this new marigold is the perfect addition to mixed containers, beds and borders. Height and spread: 23cm (9").

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

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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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    • £23.98 £16.99
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