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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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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 begonia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 10 begonia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £19.99

Begonia 'Crispa Marginata' White-Red

A magnificent specimen for any garden, Begonia 'Crispa Marginata' really does stand apart from all the others. Creamy white flowers with a wonderful bright red frilled edge surround the golden yellow centres for a really dazzling display! This great little begonia is absolutely ideal for adding a lift to any part of the garden, be it in a raised bed or border or in containers on the patio. Supplied as tubers. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 25cm (10"). More info
    • 5 begonia tubers

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 10 begonia tubers

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    • £19.98 £14.99

Begonia 'Majestic Golden Picotee'

The enormous 20cm (8") blooms of Begonia 'Majestic Golden Picotee' 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 begonia plug plants

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

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    • £19.98 £17.99

Gazania 'Shepherd's Delight'

Treasure Flower

  • 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 gazania plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 72 gazania plug plants

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    • £23.98 £17.99

Begonia 'Whopper Mixed'

 Customer Rating
  • 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 begonia plug plants

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

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    • £19.98 £14.99
    • 48 begonia plug plants

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    • £39.96 £19.99

Begonia 'Moonwalker'

  • Rare marbled red blooms!
  • Sought after rarity at everyday prices
  • Upright compact plants
We're pleased to offer you limited quantities of a very special garden begonia. Each bloom appearing on Begonia 'Moonwalker' is a work or art, with no two blooms the same. Large scarlet red flowers with white marbling, echo the style of the historical variety B. Marmorata. These elegant upright bushy begonia plants are perfect for patio containers in sun or shade. Don’t assume an exclusive variety has to fetch an exclusive price tag. We are able to produce our young plants from seed, significantly cutting our production costs, allowing us to offer the home gardener quality plants at excellent value. Make your begonia plantings stand out from the crown with the showy blooms of 'Moonwalker'. Height 30cm (12"). Spread 25cm (10").
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    • 12 begonia plug plants

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

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    • £19.98 £17.99

Salvia splendens 'Blaze of Fire' (Garden Ready)

Scarlet Sage, Salvia splendens 'Fireball'

  • The fast-track to a hassle-free garden - just plant, water and enjoy!
  • Quality plants delivered to your door, hardened off and ready to plant out
  • Fully-grown, super-robust, healthy plants
Our garden ready plants are selected for garden performance, straight from the nursery. We send them to you 'green' ahead of flowering (but please note some varieties may show a few blooms), which means plants will establish quickly and all their energy goes into producing better roots, so they produce more flowers throughout the season.

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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    • 30 salvia garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £14.99

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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    • 6 salvia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £5.99
    • 36 salvia plug plants

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    • £11.99
    • 72 salvia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £17.99

Bidens 'BeeDance Painted Red'

  • Unique bicolour bidens
  • Best bidens for bees and butterflies
  • Drought tolerant
The perfect patio plant for attracting wildlife without compromising on the design and look of your garden! Bees and butterflies will be flocking to your garden this summer thanks to the intense honey scent and high nectar levels of Bidens 'Bee Dance Painted Red'. On a warm summer day, the perfume will cloud across the patio. These compact yet heavily flowering bidens plants are perfect for baskets, pots and windowboxes, or mixing into cottage garden beds and borders, coping well in periods of drought and gardener's neglect! Bidens 'Bee Dance Painted Red' stems from new breeding work, utilising hard to find species in order to extend the colour spectrum of this reliable summer basket plant. Add this easy-care plant to your baskets this summer! Height 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 5 bidens Postiplug plants

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    • £9.99
    • 10 bidens Postiplug plants

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Trixi® 'Breakdance'

  • Perfect planting solution for busy gardeners
  • 3-in-1 ready mixed plants for the easiest displays
  • Brand new colour mix
Our innovative Trixi® planting concept has proved a big hit with customers looking for easy container and hanging basket solutions. Each jumbo plug contains three different varieties selected to offer the perfect colour combination and even growth. Just one Trixi® plug will create a fabulous container display in a 3 litre pot. If you are after a show stopping hanging basket this summer, just three of our 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! Trixi® 'Cocobell' combines a complementary collection of red petunia, pink calibrachoa and red verbena Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 1 Trixi® jumbo plug plant

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    • £7.99
    • 3 Trixi® jumbo plug plants

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    • 6 Trixi® jumbo plug plants

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    • £47.94 £19.99

Begonia 'Northern Lights Pink Burst'

  • New style begonia for the designers look in your garden
Soft double flowers against 'sharp' angled foliage, offering you something truly different for your summer hanging baskets and containers. Anyone with a designer's eye will appreciate the beauty of this unusual addition to the begonia family. Begonia 'Northern Lights Pink Blush Burst' offers a pretty blend of colours on each bloom thanks to perfectly pink petals and hot firecracker centres. These sturdy begonia plants are perfect for sunny spots or shade, and will happily power through wet or dry weather. The trailing stems repeat flower right through to the first frosts of autumn with little need for maintenance - faded blooms simply drop away to be replaced with fresh new buds, for unbroken colour all season. The perfect addition to patio containers, hanging baskets and Flower Pouches®. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 4 begonia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 8 begonia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £17.99

Lobelia 'Starship Scarlet'

A glorious perennial for borders or large patio containers. You'll be enthralled by the ruby-red, glossy foliage and punchy, scarlet-red flower spikes! More info
    • 24 lobelia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 48 lobelia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £17.99

Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherry Brandy'

, Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan

 Customer Rating
  • 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 May 2016
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    • £4.99
    • 36 rudbeckia plug plants

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    • £12.99
    • 72 rudbeckia plug plants

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    • £25.98 £17.99

Busy Lizzie 'Divine Islander Mixed' (Pre-Planted Basket)

Impatiens x hawkeri

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. More info

    • 1 x busy lizzie pre-planted basket with 5 plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £14.99

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").

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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of April 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 April 2016
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    • £6.99

Begonia 'Whopper Mixed' (Pre-Planted Pot)

  • Giant border filling plants
  • Great for ground cover too!
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 begonia pre-planted pot with 3 plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £14.99

Mina lobata

Ipomoea lobata, Spanish Flag

  • A vigorous climber
A vigorous exotic-looking climber with heart-shaped foliage, which quickly covers anything you want it to! The twining stems need no tying in and are perfect for rambling over trellises, fences etc. Every single bloom of Mina lobata is like a masterpiece; it's hard to believe they are real flowers sometimes! Expect up to 12 blooms on each spike that will produce a spectacular combination of flame shades as they age. They start off a most powerful and stunning bright red and as they mature go from red to orange, orange to yellow and from yellow to white and all are out at the same time. A plant positively loaded with flowers is an impressive sight. Commonly sold as a seed item, but we’ve done the hard work for you. Our Mina lobata plants will get off to a quick start once set out in the garden for a long season of vertical colour and texture. Climbs to 120-180cm (4-6ft).
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    • 1 x 7cm potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 2 x 7cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £17.99

Night Phlox ovata

Zaluzianskya ovata

Aptly named, the Night Phlox will fill your evening garden with a rich and sweet scent from its delicate flowers. Each bloom has a white face, backed in red, which closes up from midmorning to then reopen much later in the day. Zaluzianskya ovate, is a half hardy, evergreen perennial which will tolerate our colder winters if given a little protection. Well worth the time, to keep this lovely spreading plant in your borders or containers to enjoy it’s fragrance year after year! Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 40cm (16") More info
    • 3 phlox jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 6 phlox jumbo plug plants

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    • £23.98 £17.99

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 petunia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £7.99

Begonia 'Sunburst' (Garden Ready)

  • The fast-track to a hassle-free garden - just plant, water and enjoy!
  • Quality plants delivered to your door, hardened off and ready to plant out
  • Fully-grown, super-robust, healthy plants

Our garden ready plants are selected for garden performance, straight from the nursery. We send them to you 'green' ahead of flowering (but please note some varieties may show a few blooms), which means plants will establish quickly and all their energy goes into producing better roots, so they produce more flowers throughout the season.

The enormous 20cm (8") blooms of Begonia '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.

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 begonia garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £14.99

Dahlia 'Star Sister Red & Yellow'

Bring dahlias out of the border and into your containers with compact 'Star Sister'. Being a collarette dahlia, you are rewarded with vibrant, two-tone florets on short stems, perfect for patio pots or front of border. Voted RHS People's Choice 'Best Container Dahlia' 2014. More info
    • 5 dahlia jumbo plug plants

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    • £11.99
    • 10 dahlia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £19.99

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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    • 50 zinnia plug plants

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Poppy 'Ladybird'

Papaver commutatum, Caucasian Scarlet Poppy

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"). More info
    • 36 poppy plug plants

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    • 72 poppy plug plants

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Gazania 'Sunbathers Tikal'

Treasure Flower

  • 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 gazania Postiplug plants

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    • 10 gazania Postiplug plants

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Petunia 'Fanfare'™ Rosy Cheeks

  • 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 petunia Postiplug plants

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    • 12 petunia Postiplug plants

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Petunia 'Trailing Surfinia Red' (Garden Ready)

  • 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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    • 1 x 7cm potted petunia garden ready plant

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Petunia 'Trailing Surfinia Red' (Large Garden Ready Plant)

  • 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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    • 1 x 3 litre potted petunia plant

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    • 2 x 3 litre potted petunia plants

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Petunia 'Frenzy Red' F1 Hybrid

The weather resistant blooms of Petunia 'Frenzy Red' are always dazzling come rain or shine. These firm favourites are always perfect for filling beds, containers, baskets and window boxes with a sensational, long lasting summer display. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 36 petunia plug plants

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Begonia semperflorens 'Organdy Red' F1 Hybrid

 Customer Rating
  • Best in class for begonia semperflorens
  • Enjoy a fabulous range of colours and contrasting foliage - whatever the weather!
Rounded, glossy bronze foliage creates a striking contrast with the scralet red blooms of this compact Begonia. Packed with F1 hybrid vigour, Begonia semperflorens 'Organdy Red' thrives in wet or dry conditions, making it perfectly equipped for the vagaries of British weather. A superb choice for adding colour to beds, baskets, borders and containers where you can rely upon a long lasting display, right through to the first frosts. Height and spread: 20cm (8").
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    • 36 begonia plug plants

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