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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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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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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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Busy Lizzie 'Divine Mixed' (Pre-Planted Pot)

Impatiens x hawkeri

  • Beat busy Lizzie mildew problems
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 vast improvement on Busy Lizzie ‘Divine’ with even better downy mildew resistance! New Guinea Impatiens 'Divine Mixed' brings together a resilient mix of vibrant flower colours set above attractive bronze-green foliage. Endless flowering and a strong, vigorous habit ensures that these spreading plants will quickly fill pots, beds and borders with long lasting colour. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").
Patio pot diameter: 33cm (13in). 12.7 Litres.

 

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    • 1 x busy lizzie pre-planted pot

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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 'Trailing Surfinia White'

  • 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, pure white 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. This variety makes a fantastic contrast for darker coloured flowers. For a less formal display, let Petunia 'Trailing Surfinia White' tumble over walls in a wave of trumpet shaped blooms. Trails to: 90cm (35").
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Petunia 'Trailing Surfinia Purple'

  • 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 Surfinia petunia produces masses of magenta-purple flowers on 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 Purple' tumble over walls in a wave of trumpet shaped blooms. Trails to: 90cm (35").
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Rudbeckia hirta 'Toto'

Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan

Compact, well branched plants are smothered in golden daisy-like blooms, each with a deep chocolate central cone. This cheery dwarf coneflower is early to flower and continues blooming from summer right through to autumn, brightening even the dullest days. With its neat, rounded habit Rudbeckia hirta 'Toto' is perfect for filling beds, containers and borders. This RHS AGM winner also makes a lovely cut flower for summer posies. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").

 

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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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