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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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Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

Honeywort

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Also known as Honeywort, this unusual annual bears rounded, blue-green leaves on slender, upright stems. From late spring onwards masses of nodding, rich purple flowers, surrounded by blue-purple bracts appear at the stem tips, which are highly attractive to bees. With a bushy habit, Cerinthe major ‘Purpurascens’ is a fantastic addition to annual beds or used to fill gaps in herbaceous borders, where it is happy in any well drained soil. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 3 cerinthe Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 6 cerinthe Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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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 verbena plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 72 verbena plug plants

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    • £27.98 £18.99

Annual Bedding Collection

The perfect summer selection for vibrant bedding displays in the border. We've matched a range of colours, heights, textures and scents to ensure a winning garden display. Mix them up or set out in blocks - they'll look great no matter the arrangement. This collection comprises;
  • Antirrhinum 'Candy Canes' Mixed - The first of a new generation of high quality, fragrant snapdragons, in a flamboyant contemporary colour range.
  • Salvia splendens 'Blaze of Fire' - Plumes of brilliant scarlet flowers above neat, compact plants make this one of the most famous and striking summer annual bedding plants.
  • Nicotiana 'Eau de Cologne' Mixed - Uniform, mid-height plants with upward-facing, fragrant flowers, in a tapestry of glowing colours.
  • Rudbeckia 'All Sorts Mixed' - These robust coneflowers have outstanding garden performance, and the long-lasting blooms make excellent cut flowers. A lovely addition to beds, borders and large patio containers.
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    • 24 plug plants - 6 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £23.96 £14.99

Begonia semperflorens 'Summer Jewels Mixed'

Compact begonia semperflorens are traditionally used in bedding and container displays. Now you can add a garden favourite to your summer hanging baskets, thanks to guaranteed cascading performance. These begonia semperflorens plants offer trailing, flower-laden stems, ensuring the look you are after when it comes to your hanging basket displays. Inbuilt garden performance guarantees that the tough, resilient stems will persist with flowers until the first hard frosts of winter. Robust foliage shrugs off any type of weather and the flowers glitter and sparkle like jewels of summer. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

 

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    • 24 begonia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 48 begonia plug plants

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    • £19.98 £17.99

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

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 72 bidens plug plants

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    • £27.98 £19.99

Garden Ready Bedding 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.

Another perfect selection for your summer borders, but you'll get bigger garden ready plants for instant use - no need to grow on; plant out on delivery. This collection comprises;
Antirrhinum F1 'Madame Butterfly Mixed'
Begonia F1 'Organdy Mixed'
New Guinea Busy Lizzie 'Divine Mixed'
Marigold F1 'Zenith Mix'
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    • 120 garden ready plants - 30 of each variety

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    • £63.96 £39.99
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Garden Ready Container 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.

Our very own choice mixes of four classic summer container varieties that will perform on the patio come summer rain of shine. This collection comprises;
Begonia 'Non-Stop Mixed'
Geranium 'Jackpot Mixed'
Petunia F1 'Frenzy Mixed'
Verbena F1 'Quartz Mixed'
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    • 120 garden ready plants - 30 of each variety

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    • £63.96 £39.99
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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

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 36 marigold plug plants

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    • £12.99
    • 72 marigold plug plants

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    • £25.98 £19.99

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 salpiglossis plug plants

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    • 36 salpiglossis plug plants

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    • £12.99
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    • 72 salpiglossis plug plants

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    • £25.98 £19.99
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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

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 50 cosmos plug plants

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    • £23.98 £16.99

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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    • 12 rudbeckia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £4.99
    • 36 rudbeckia plug plants

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    • £12.99
    • 72 rudbeckia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE *£7.99  
    • £25.98 £17.99