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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.



We have found 18 products.
 

Begonia 'Whopper Mixed'

  • New in 2014
For hassle-free gardening, look no further than our pre-planted pots for easy summer-long colour. We’re always on the look out for ways to make life simpler for our gardening customers. So what could be easier than pots which are already planted up? We’ve taken the hard work out of creating wonderfully colourful displays - just order our pre-planted pots of your favourite varieties and position them where you’ll most enjoy their summer colour. Then all you need to do is water them and wait!

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 your patio containers. Height and spread: 40cm (16"). Patio Pot: 33cm diameter, 26cm high.

 

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    • 1 x garden-ready pot with 3 plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
    • Add a 2nd pot for just £9.99  
    • £19.99

Petunia 'Black Cherry'

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  • The petunia that everyone wants
Petunia 'Black Cherry' is truly one of a kind! Opulent, velvety blooms in a unique shade of red-black makes a strong statement as an accent plant. With a neat compact habit, Petunia 'Black Cherry' is ideal for containers, baskets or bedding. Team it with other annuals for a bold contrast - cerise pinks and golds for a contemporary theme, or keep it simple with a classic monochrome display. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 24 plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
    • Double up 24 to 48 for £5 extra  
    • £16.99

Petunia 'Cherry Ripple'

Ice cream shades of vanilla and berry red emphasise the ruffled blooms of Petunia 'Cherry Ripple'. This showy trailing petunia is British bred to tolerate our unpredictable summers, so you can rely on it whatever the weather. Let the large blooms tumble from hanging baskets, window boxes and containers for a spectacular summer display. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 35cm (14").
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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £9.99

Begonia 'Majestic Sunburst'

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  • New in 2014

The enormous 20cm (8") blooms of Begonia 'Majestic Sunburst' create the most magnificent display! Each gently ruffled yellow petal is edged with orange to create a stunning glowing effect that will last right up to the first frosts. This robust, stocky variety has an upright habit that is perfect for beds and patio containers. This tuberous begonia can even be lifted at the end of summer and the tubers stored for planting again the following spring! Height: 40cm (16"). 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 March 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 24 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • SAVE £5  
    • £19.98 £14.99

Begonia 'Inferno'™

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  • No deadheading
  • All-weather performance
  • Fast-growing plants

Performs superbly - come rain or shine! How's about that for a towering inferno? Possibly the brightest begonia ever - Begonia 'Inferno'- is a brand new variety from a modern breeding programme; offering colour, vigour, all-weather performance and unbeatable flower power. Plants are fast growing; giving almost instant impact, there's no need to deadhead either, so this really is the perfect low maintenance plant! Perfect for baskets, containers, and Flower Pouches™. Height and spread: 30cm (12").


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    • 5 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 10 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £16.99

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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    • £5.99
    • 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

Salvia splendens 'Blaze of Fire'

Scarlet Sage, Salvia splendens 'Fireball'

  • Works well in patio pots
Plumes of brilliant scarlet flowers above neat, compact plants make this one of the most famous and striking summer annual bedding plants. Flowering early and continuing over a long period, Salvia 'Blaze of Fire' provides excellent value and bold impact in long lasting bedding displays, window boxes and containers. Height and spread: 30cm (12”).
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    • 36 plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £14.99

Petunia 'Crazytunia Mandevilla'

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  • World Exclusive
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").

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    • 5 Postiplug plants

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    • £11.99
    • Out of stock
    • 10 Postiplug plants

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    • £16.99
    • Out of stock

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 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £7.99

Zinnia 'Pop Art'

  • New in 2014
  • 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 plug plants

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    • £14.99
    • Out of stock
    • 50 plug plants

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    • Double up 25 to 50 for £5 extra  
    • £23.98 £19.99
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Cosmos sulphureus 'Brightness Mixed'

  • New in 2014
A modern alternative to marigolds, these dwarf and bushy plants will quickly fill beds, borders and containers with carpets of fiery colour. Semi-double blooms in clear shades of red, yellow and orange are borne on short sturdy stems, above mounds of feathery green foliage. Spectacular when planted towards the front of beds and borders, Cosmos sulphureus 'Brightness Mixed' flowers continuously from summer through to autumn and the blooms are highly attractive to bees and butterflies. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 25 plug plants

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    • £14.99
    • Out of stock
    • 50 plug plants

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    • Double up 25 to 50 for £5 extra  
    • £29.98 £19.99
    • Out of stock

Begonia 'Whopper Mixed'

  • New in 2014
  • 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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    • £8.99
    • 24 plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
    • Save £15.97  
    • £35.96 £19.99

Gazania 'Shepherd's Delight'

Treasure Flower

  • New in 2014
  • Mail order exclusive
  • Open whatever the weather!
This fabulous blend brings together a handpicked selection of the most vivid ruby red shades. The glowing blooms of Gazania 'Shepherd's Delight' will stay open even on dull and cloudy days making them perfect for our unpredictable British summers. With a compact and bushy habit, these versatile Treasure Flowers are easy to grow in beds and borders - even tolerating drought and coastal, windy conditions. Height and spread: 25cm (10").
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    • 36 plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £23.98 £16.99

Poppy 'Ladybird'

Papaver commutatum, Caucasian Scarlet Poppy

  • New in 2014
Hardy annual Poppy ‘Ladybird’ was developed from a species introduced from Russia in 1876 by our founder, William Thompson - and is still as popular as ever! Brilliant scarlet red petals are set off beautifully by the contrasting black spots at the base of each petal. Although each bloom lasts only a few days, more fat, hairy buds are constantly rising from among the clumps of finely cut foliage. This fabulous Caucasian Scarlet Poppy is so easy to grow and holds an RHS AGM for its superb garden performance. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 15cm (6").
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    • 36 plug plants

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    • £9.99
    • Out of stock
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • Save £4.99  
    • £19.98 £14.99

Petunia 'Duo'

  • New in 2014

A striking duo – the delicate blooms of Petunia 'Lime Green' contrast beautifully with the opulent, velvety blooms of Petunia 'Black Cherry'. With neat compact habits these petunias make a stunning addition to beds, borders, containers and window boxes where they will flower abundantly all summer long. Team them with white annuals and silver foliage for a contemporary display or cerise pinks and gold for a bold contrast. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").


  • Collection comprises 24 plug plants each of:
  • Petunia 'Lime Green' – Delicate lime green blooms which work well with any flower colour.
  • Petunia 'Black Cherry' – Opulent, velvety blooms in a unique shade of red-black make a strong statement as an accent plant.
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    • 48 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
    • Save £6.99  
    • £23.98 £16.99

Gazania 'Sunbathers Tikal'

Treasure Flower

  • New in 2014
  • Open whatever the weather!
Exotic, tiger-striped gazania flowers that stay open even on the dullest days. As the name suggests, Gazania 'Sunbathers Tikal' loves a sunny spot and will even tolerate drought or coastal windy conditions. This resilient, free flowering bedding plant is so easy to grow - perfect for patio containers, beds and borders. Height and spread: 25cm (10").
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    • 5 Postiplug plants

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    • £11.99
    • Out of stock
    • 10 Postiplug plants

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    • Save £6.99  
    • £23.98 £16.99
    • Out of stock

Petunia 'Fanfare'™ Rosy Cheeks

  • New in 2014
  • UK-bred for the UK climate!
Plant an avalanche of beautiful blooms with this British-bred petunia. The large, wide-open bell shaped blooms are extremely weather tolerant and produced in a gorgeous array of the most exquisite colours. Petunia ‘Fanfare’™ is floriferous and early flowering, with a neat, compact trailing habit that makes it perfect for patio containers and hanging baskets. Trails to: 45cm (18”).

A donation will be made to the charity Greenfingers with every pack sold - 50p on a 6 plant pack and £1 on a 12 plant pack.
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    • 6 Postiplug plants

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    • 50p donation to Greenfingers  
    • £7.99
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    • 12 Postiplug plants

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    • £1 donation to Greenfingers  
    • £15.98
    • Out of stock

Busy Lizzie 'Divine Islander Mixed'

Impatiens

  • New in 2014

For hassle-free gardening, look no further than our pre-planted baskets for easy summer-long colour. We’re always on the look out for ways to make life simpler for our gardening customers. So what could be easier than hanging baskets which are already planted up? We’ve taken the hard work out of creating wonderfully colourful displays - just order our pre-planted baskets of your favourite varieties and position them where you’ll most enjoy their summer colour. Then all you need to do is water them and wait!

This fabulous New Guinea Impatiens produces a succession of dazzling Busy Lizzie flowers on semi trailing stems. Perfect for creating superb hanging basket displays! Superb disease resistance and a strong, vigorous habit ensure that Busy Lizzie 'Divine Islander Mixed' will fill your garden with colour that will last all summer long. Each pre-planted basket has 5 plants. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14"). Hanging Basket: 27cm diameter.

 

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    • 1 x garden-ready basket with 5 plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
    • Add a 2nd basket for just £9.99  
    • £19.99