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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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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 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £8.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £13.99

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 plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £16.99
    • 48 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £24.99

Begonia 'Whopper Mixed'

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  • Great for ground cover too!
A super-sized Begonia with a big impact! Everything about this new variety is big - the leaves, the flowers, the height; so just a few plants will go a long way towards filling your garden with fabulous summer colour. Let Begonia 'Whopper Mixed' spill over the sides of patio containers or use it as long lasting ground cover to fill beds and borders. Height and spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 12 plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £16.99
    • 48 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £21.99

Petunia 'Frenzy Mixed' F1 Hybrid

  • A blend of over 20 types of petunia flowers
Our best-selling Petunia 'Frenzy Mixed' contains fantastic blend of 20 over different types of petunia flowers. The weather resistant blooms of Petunia 'Frenzy Mixed' are always dazzling come rain or shine. Perfect for filling beds, containers, baskets and window boxes with a sensational, long lasting display. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £8.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £17.98 £13.99
    • 140 miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £17.99
    • 280 miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £27.99

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 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £4.99
    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £17.99

Calendula 'Winter Wonders Collection'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

  • 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 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 8 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
    • SAVE £7.99  
    • £14.99

Osteospermum hybrida 'Passion Mixed' (Garden-Ready)

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

  • Drought-tolerant variety
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!

Wide, open daisy flowers in an irresistible blend of soft pink, rose and white, smother the naturally compact stems of Osteospermum 'Passion' Mixed. These delightful cape daisies flower all summer long and are never happier than when the sun is at its hottest, as they are drought tolerant too. Perfect for borders, beds and patio containers. Height and spread: 45cm (18”).

 

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    • 30 garden-ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
    • Add a 2nd pack for just £5  
    • £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 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £16.99
    • 140 miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £17.99
    • 280 miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £27.99

Petunia 'Orchid-Flowered Mixed' F1 Hybrid

  • Best in class for double petunias
Widely acknowledged as the world's finest double petunias, with exquisite orchid-like, ruffled blooms in a medley of radiant colours. Petunia 'Orchid Flowered Mixed' begin flowering early in the season and continue their luxurious display throughout the summer, until the first frosts. This versatile mix is a delight in borders, beds and containers and flower Pouches®. Height and spread: 30cm (12?).
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    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 110 miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £17.99
    • 220 miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £27.99

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 March 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £14.99

Trixi® 'Riverside'

  • Perfect for the busy gardener!
  • 3-in-1 ready mixed plants for the easiest displays

Here's the very latest in hassle-free gardening; the Trixi® series. Each young plant is effectively 3 plants pre-planted into one plug! All you have to do is plant it straight into your hanging baskets or patio pots. Just one 3 in 1 jumbo plug will create a fabulous display in a 3 litre container, whilst 3 jumbo plugs will turn a 35cm (14") basket into a huge ball of colour.

These fabulous hanging basket plants are ready mixed and colour coordinated, so they will quickly mingle together right from the start to give you beautifully balanced and colourful displays. It's so easy! Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Trixi® 'Riverside' combines Lobelia, Verbena and Bidens for a superb display.

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    • 1 jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £7.99
    • 1 x 1 litre potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 3 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £14.99

Antirrhium 'Mini Butterflies Mixed'

Snapdragon

  • Compact version of a garden favourite
Garden favourite Antirrhinum 'Madame Butterfly' now has a brand-new compact cousin! This dwarf Snapdragon retains the double azalea like blooms of it larger relation, but has a delightfully neat habit too. With its vibrant colours and reduced size, Antirrhium 'Mini Butterflies Mixed' is perfect for edging beds and borders. Height: 23cm (9"). Spread: 23cm (9").
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    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £13.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £18.99