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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.


You might also be interested in our stunning range of perennial plants which flower every year.



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Salpiglossis sinuata 'Royale Mixed' F1 Hybrid

Painted Tongue

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Like sumptuous gold braid, the exquisite veining overlays rich, velvety hues, creating a shimmering display. Salpiglossis 'Royale Mixed' produces stunning trumpet flowers on upright, bushy plants. Salpiglossis flowers can be cut for a majestic indoor display, and the opulent colours add an exotic feel to patio containers, and annual bedding schemes. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").

 

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Cosmos 'Xanthos'

  • The world's first yellow summer Cosmos
  • This year's must-have bedding plant!
  • Compact and early flowering
  • Garden performance guaranteed

The world has been waiting for a summer-flowering yellow Cosmos, and here it is! Adding an exciting new colour to the Cosmos palette, Xanthos (meaning yellow in Greek) produces exceptional, branching plants with a heavy supply of 5cm (2") blooms from May right through to October. Keep on top of deadheading and new flowers will just keep coming.

Cosmos 'Xanthos' features soft ferny foliage, which quickly and easily fills space in the border, even before the yellow blooms appear! Unusually for Cosmos, 'Xanthos' look great in patio pots too! New on the scene Cosmos 'Xanthos' has already picked up a Fleuroselect Gold Award and evoked much customer comment in T&M's summer trial garden in 2015.

Use the classy blooms en masse for an elegant feel to your displays, if not, set them in combination with other annuals to complement pastel shades or contrast with hot colours. The stand-out flowers also make a great underplanting to shrubs and hedging. These compact cosmos plants are the perfect option for exposed gardens where taller varieties would be blown about by the wind. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 40cm (16").

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    • 25 cosmos plug plants

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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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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. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").
Hanging basket diameter: 27cm (11in). 7.6 Litres.

 

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Portulaca 'Happy Hour Mixed'

Rose Moss, Purslane

These dwarf trailing succulents simply love hot, dry conditions, making them perfect for ground cover, tumbling down banks or spilling out from rockeries. The large, semi double blooms open in full sun to reveal their spectacular tropical colours against a backdrop of fleshy foliage. Portulaca grandiflora 'Happy Hour Mixture' is drought tolerant once established and copes well with coastal conditions. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
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Portulaca 'Tropical Mixed'

  • The ultimate in drought tolerance
  • Succulent foliage stores water
  • Flowers thrive in full sun

The fleshy foliage of Portulaca stores water, so once established these plants will thrive in drought conditions and sun-scorched borders. Forget to water these plants for a week or so and they will forgive you, but it is the flowers on these portulaca plants that will impress you the most. Silky, wavy blooms, often with strong marbling, open in full sun to reveal their spectacular tropical colours against the backdrop of fleshy foliage. The plants look great as ground cover, tumbling down banks or spilling out from rockeries. Stuck for floral options in a coastal garden? These will thrive in the heat and salt laden winds. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread 30cm (12").
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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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Bacopa 'Blutopia'

Sutera cordata

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 'Bluetopia' bear a smothering of mauve blue flowers throughout summer, that keep baskets looking full of colour for longer. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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Petunia 'Crazytunia Starlight Blue'

  • Built in weather resistance
  • Robust and vigorous plants
  • For pots, beds and borders
  • Spectacular patio varieties
The brilliant white, star-shaped blooms of Petunia 'Crazytunia Starlight Blue' are edged in the deepest shade of midnight blue. 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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Petunia 'Crazytunia Pulse'

Extraordinary colours make Petunia 'Crazytunia Pulse' stand out from the crowd. Gold star-shaped patterns with cerise edges contrast strongly against the dark velvety purple trumpets. 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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Read Michael Perry's blog: Get the inside story on 2 new varieties for 2013

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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 diameter: 33cm (13in). 12.7 litres.

 

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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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