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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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Lobelia 'Monsoon' (Garden-Ready)

  • Basket fillers you can't do without!
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!

This trailing version of Lobelia 'Crystal Palace' produces a cascade of sapphire flowers - just the thing to brighten up your containers this summer. Masses of dazzling blue flowers sparkle against a backdrop of green foliage that takes on shades of bronze as the plants mature. Lobelia 'Monsoon' makes a fabulous trailing filler plant for mixed baskets, or let it tumble over low walls and rockeries for eye-catching ground cover. Height: 15cm (6"). 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

Marigold 'French Vanilla' F1 Hybrid

Tagetes erecta, African Marigold

 Customer Rating
  • Customer favourite
  • Very reliable summer annual

At last something different to the usual colour spectrum of orange and lemon - a real creamy white flowered African marigold! Marigold 'French Vanilla' is a triumph in plant breeding, producing masses of large blooms up to 7.5cm (3”) across that are absolutely pure in colour. Better still, it has less of the pungent marigold smell than its cousins. A definite improvement! Perfect for bringing a contemporary twist to beds, borders and containers. Height and spread: 45cm (18”).

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    • 24 plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £19.99

Verbena 'Peaches and Cream'

Glandularia, Vervain

  • Carefree easy-grow annual
Evenly spread buds open to reveal clusters of salmon-orange flowers that individually fade through apricot to creamy yellow. This variety is an excellent performer flowering over a long period throughout summer, regardless of the weather! The trailing stems of Verbena 'Peaches and Cream' make this the perfect choice for filling gaps in hanging baskets, 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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    • £12.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £17.99

Sweet Pea 'Sweet Dreams Mixed'

Lathyrus odoratus

  • World Exclusive
  • 50 hand-selected varieties in this mix
  • Best in class for sweet peas
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A world exclusive collection of distinctly different sweet pea flowers - we believe 'Sweet Dreams' to be the best mixture ever! Each and every one, including many award winning varieties, has been selected for outstanding fragrance, exhibition standard blooms and superb growing performance.These cottage garden favourites are superb for cutting and the more blooms you cut, the more they will flower! Pop a few stems in a vase to fill a whole room with fragrance. Grow sweet peas against a sunny fence or trained on a free standing obelisk. For an informal display, let them scramble through mature shrubs. Height: 1.8m (6'). Spread: 30cm (12”). Supplied as deep-rooted plugs with an average of 5 sweet pea plants per plug. Pinched and ready for planting straight out.

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How to grow sweet peas

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    • 6 premium plugs (30 plants)

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 12 premium plugs (60 plants)

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

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

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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £27.99

Petunia 'Orchid Picotee Mixed' F1 Hybrid

An outstanding petunia, producing masses of lavish double blooms with crisp, white picotee edges. The superb garden performance of Petunia 'Orchid Picotee' makes these resilient, compact plants an absolute delight in beds, containers, baskets 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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    • £12.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £25.98 £17.99
    • 110 miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £19.99
    • 220 miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £29.99

Osteospermum hybrida 'Passion Mixed'

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

  • Drought-tolerant variety
 Customer Rating

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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    • 12 plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £17.99
    • 48 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £22.99

Osteospermum 'Falling Stars'™ (Sunbrella)

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

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  • Mail order exclusive
Grow the first cascading cape daisy for something really different this summer! This vigorous trailing variety of the African daisy comes in a sunshine blend of five vivid colours that will fill your baskets, window boxes and containers with colour. Famed for their long flowering period, these gorgeous Osteospermums are drought tolerant and simply love the sun. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £17.99
    • 20 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £24.99

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 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

Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Danube'

Floss Flower

  • Classic bedding annual
A large-flowered, vigorous variety of annual ageratum with powder-puff flower heads of soft, lavender blue. The fluffy, weather resistant blooms are particularly attractive to butterflies. With a dense, compact habit, Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Danube' is perfect for adding texture and colour to bedding, borders and containers. Height: 20cm (8”). Spread: 25cm (10”).
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    • 36 plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £17.99
    • 140 miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £18.99
    • 280 miniplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £28.99

Verbena 'Quartz Mixed' F1 Hybrid

Glandularia, Vervain

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A carefully selected mix of early flowering, brightly coloured verbena with excellent mildew resistance that will guarantee a long lasting display. With a dwarf, spreading habit, Verbena 'Quartz Mixed' is invaluable for massing in beds, borders, window boxes and hanging baskets. Height: 25cm (10”). Spread: 30cm (12”).
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    • 6 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £4.99
    • 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  
    • £16.99

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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    • 6 plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £19.99