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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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Trixi® 'Blueberry Parfait'

  • Perfect for the busy gardener!
  • 3-in-1 ready mixed plants for the easiest displays

Here's the very latest in hassle-free gardening; the Trixi® series. Each young plant is effectively 3 plants pre-planted into one plug! All you have to do is plant it straight into your hanging baskets or patio pots. Just one 3 in 1 jumbo plug will create a fabulous display in a 3 litre container, whilst 3 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! Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Trixi® 'Blueberry Parfait' combines Verbena, Bacopa and Calibrachoa for a superb display.

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    • 1 Trixi® jumbo plug plant

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Nicotiana 'Eau de Cologne Mixed'

Tobacco Plant

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A special mixture offering uniform, mid-height plants with upward-facing nicotiana flowers, in a tapestry of glowing colours. The upright flower stems of Nicotiana 'Eau de Cologne' are guaranteed to lend a sparkle to your borders and their evening fragrance only adds to their irresistible charm. An elegant annual that is most effective when planted in large drifts throughout beds and borders. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 25cm (10").

 

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    • 6 nicotiana plug plants

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    • £5.99
    • 24 nicotiana plug plants

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    • 72 nicotiana plug plants

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    • 140 nicotiana miniplug plants

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Petunia 'Purple Velvet' F1 Hybrid

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Petunia 'Purple Velvet' easily outperforms other expensive cutting-raised surfinias with its exceptionally long trailing stems. This sensational cascading petunia is smothered in superb velvety, purple blooms throughout summer, and right up to the first frosts. Fantastic in baskets, containers and window boxes, or try them in beds as dense ground cover. Trails to: 60cm (24").

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    • 24 petunia plug plants

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    • £12.99
    • 48 petunia plug plants

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    • 72 petunia plug plants

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Thompson & Morgan's Best Basket Mix

Let us take away the stress of choosing what to plant in your hanging baskets with this specially formulated collection of plants. We've selected only the plants that we know will work together superbly, giving colour all summer long. Each plant is of equal vigour, so you can be sure that they will grow at similar rates without one of them taking over the rest! This is the easy way to non-stop hanging basket colour! Varieties may differ from picture illustrated. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 6 Postiplug plants

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    • £8.99
    • 12 Postiplug plants

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    • £12.99
    • 24 Postiplug plants

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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

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    • 36 salvia plug plants

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    • 72 salvia plug plants

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Marigold 'Zenith Mixed' F1 Hybrid

Tagetes patula x erecta, Afro-French Marigold

  • Does not set seed therefore increased flower power all season long!

If you're only going to grow one marigold this summer, choose Marigold 'Zenith Mixed'! An Afro-French hybrid, Marigold 'Zenith Mixed' produces crested, carnation-like flowers in a mixture of colours including reds, oranges, yellows and bicolour shades. With a vigorous growth habit and superb weather resistance you'll be enjoying non-stop colour in your beds, borders and containers from summer through to autumn. Height and spread: 35cm (14").


Culinary note: The citrus tasting flowers have many uses, try them in salads, sandwiches or seafood dishes too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

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    • 36 marigold plug plants

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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 ageratum plug plants

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    • 72 ageratum plug plants

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    • 140 ageratum miniplug plants

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Garden Ready Basket Collection

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.

Four stars of summer, delivered ready to plant. Keep your baskets simple with one variety in each, or mix together for a riot of colour at height. This collection comprises;
Begonia F1 'Apricot Shades Improved'
Bacopa 'Topia Series'
Lobelia 'Cascade Improved Mixed'
Petunia F1 'Orchid-flowered' Mix
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    • 120 garden ready plants - 30 of each variety

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Laurentia 'Indigo Stars'

Isotoma, Solenopsis axillaris

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A constellation of starry indigo blooms sits above the airy linear foliage of this neat, compact variety. Laurentia plants are resilient and versatile, even coping well in dry conditions. The gently scented flowers of Isotoma 'Indigo Stars' flower over a particularly long period - perfect for filling containers, beds and borders with long lasting colour! Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").

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Read Michael Perry's blog: Make a change to your plant choices - 3

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    • 36 laurentia plug plants

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    • 72 laurentia plug plants

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Osteospermum 'Falling Stars'™ (Sunbrella)

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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 osteospermum Postiplug plants

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    • 10 osteospermum Postiplug plants

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Rudbeckia fulgida 'Early Bird Gold' (Large Plant)

Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan

As the name suggests, this superb Black Eyed Susan erupts into bloom weeks earlier than other perennial varieties and continues right up to the first frosts. Rudbeckia fulgida 'Early Bird Gold' produces its sunny-yellow, daisy-like blooms on sturdy, upright stems that make lovely cut flowers for a summer bouquet. Robust and easy to grow, this perennial Rudbeckia is ideal for bringing long lasting colour to herbaceous borders, attracting pollinating insects to its nectar rich blooms. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted rudbeckia plant

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    • £13.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted rudbeckia plants

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