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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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Marigold 'Strawberry Blonde'

Tagetes patula, French Marigold

  • Enjoy a Marigold that's almost PINK in colour!
  • Unique colour introduction
  • Pink russet tones bring an old garden favourite right up to date

Your eyes aren't deceiving you! A breeding break through has created a new French Marigold with flowers in totally unique russet tones; bringing pink shades to the marigold colour palette for the very first time. These bushy, vigorous, free-flowering French marigold plants are set to be this year's must-have bedding plant. Marigold 'Strawberry Blonde' has high weather tolerance ensuring a long season of colour in beds, border and containers. Great as a 'mixer' but it truly comes into its own when planted en masse in drifts or blocks. Height and spread: 25cm (10").
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    • 24 marigold plug plants

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    • 48 marigold plug plants

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Petunia 'Crazytunia Green with Envy'

  • Built in weather resistance
  • Robust and vigorous plants
  • For pots, beds and borders
  • Spectacular patio varieties
Marvel at the unique blooms of Petunia 'Crazytunia Green with Envy' as they slowly change colour before your eyes. The contrasting pink markings gradually takes over each lime green petal until the blooms are almost entirely pink. 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

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    • 10 petunia Postiplug plants

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Bidens 'Gold Nuggets™'

  • T&M exclusive
A striking new double form of Bidens ferulifolia with a compact, lax habit, and an exceptionally long flowering period. The golden, double blooms almost outshine the sun as they burst open and smother the ferny foliage from early summer onwards. Brighten up your hanging baskets and containers, or let their trailing stems spread through gravel gardens and the front of borders. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 36 bidens plug plants

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    • 72 bidens plug plants

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Marigold 'French Vanilla' F1 Hybrid

Tagetes erecta, African Marigold

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  • 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 marigold plug plants

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    • £9.99
    • 36 marigold plug plants

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    • 72 marigold plug plants

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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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    • 6 salpiglossis plug plants

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    • 36 salpiglossis plug plants

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    • 72 salpiglossis plug plants

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Calendula 'Power Daisy'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

  • In constant flower from June through to October
English pot marigolds are a garden favourite - vibrant colours, heavy flowering and great for pollinators. Sadly they don't last long, often burning out and going to seed at the height of summer. Our 'Power Daisy' changes that! Not only does it flower continuously into October, living up to its name this breeding breakthrough allows you to use calendula plants where you've never grown them before! A controlled, spreading habit, plus hundreds of yellow daisy-like blooms make them the perfect new hanging basket plant. With little need for deadheading (the flowers just keep coming without setting seed), utilise the spreading habit in patio pots and as ground cover in the border for a mass of golden colour all summer long. Height and spread 40cm (16").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 5 calendula Postiplug plants

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    • 10 calendula Postiplug plants

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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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    • 50 cosmos plug plants

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Dahlia 'Figaro Mixed'

Create a blaze of summer colour with this mixture of classic, dwarf bedding dahlias. The dazzling double and semi-double blooms of Dahlia 'Figaro' Mixed are produced on fast growing plants with a compact, bushy habit. Ideal for creating a colourful, long lasting display in beds, borders and containers. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

 

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    • 36 dahlia plug plants

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    • 72 dahlia plug plants

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Petunia 'Crazytunia Collection'

  • Built in weather resistance
  • Robust and vigorous plants
  • For pots, beds and borders
  • Spectacular patio varieties

Sensational petunias in never-before-seen colour combinations! These compact, upright petunias have 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").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Petunia 'Crazytunia Mandevilla' - Incredible fiery colours radiate outwards from the centres of these unique, star shaped blooms.
  • Petunia 'Crazytunia Pulse' - Gold star-shaped patterns with cerise edges contrast strongly against the dark velvety purple trumpets.
  • Petunia 'Crazytunia Starlight Blue' - Brilliant white, star-shaped blooms are edged in the deepest shade of midnight blue.
  • Petunia 'Crazytunia Green with Envy' - Contrasting pink markings gradually take over each lime green petal until the blooms are almost entirely pink.
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    • 20 petunia Postiplug plants - 5 of each variety

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    • 40 petunia Postiplug plants - 10 of each variety

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Petunia 'Trailing Surfinia Blue'

  • The no.1 trailing petunia
  • The longest trailing stems
  • Weather-resistant
World renowned for their flower power, weather resistance, colour range and versatility. Cool blue flowers adorn the long trailing stems of this Surfinia petunia, reaching up to 90cm (35"). Petunia 'Trailing Surfinia Blue' is ideal for creating a cascade of colour from hanging baskets, flower pouches® and containers. For a less formal display, let this vigorous trailing petunia tumble over walls in a wave of trumpet shaped blooms. Trails to: 90cm (35").
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    • 5 petunia Postiplug plants

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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
    • 24 portulaca plug plants

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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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    • 48 plug plants

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