Blooming marvellous selections
Brighten up your summer garden with the latest novelties from Thompson & Morgan.
Helichrysum Granvia Gold
Enjoy six months of colour with big flowers in an intense bright yellow and a centre that turns orange with pollen as the flowers age, surrounded by papery, ‘crispy’ petals. The scented flowers can be used as dried flowers or fresh potpourri.
Half-hardy annual, height 60cm, flowering from May-September. Three jumbo plug plants £8.99, available from the end of April.
Sollya Ultra Blue
A mail-order exclusive, climber Sollya heterophylla flowers freely from June to October in a sheltered, warm and sunny position. However, new Ultra Blue produces larger flowers in a deeper, more luminous blue.
Grown in a large pot, this branched variety can go outside during the warmer months and can be overwintered under glass.
Hardy climber, height 2m, flowering from June-October. One 9cm potted plant £9.99, delivery by the end of June.
Begonia Dreams Garden Maca Duo
This award-winning FleuroStar winning duo, Begonia MacaRouge and MacaRose are ideal for patio pots and summer borders.
These upright begonias are vigorous, low maintenance and floriferous, with striking yellow central stamens provide a nice contrast to the brightly coloured petals and the dark foliage.
Half-hardy annual, height 35cm, flowering May-October. Six jumbo border plug plants £16.99, delivery by the end of April.
Verbena Royal Dreams
An exclusive hardy dwarf verbena with tight clusters of floating purple flowers on short stems half the height of traditional verbena. The gently moving flower stems attract bees and butterflies.
Hardy perennial, height 60cm (24in), flowering June-October. One jumbo plug plant £6.99, delivery by the end of February.
Ipomoea SunPuma Purple Princess
This spectacular early-flowering ipomoea has dark, purple-green leaves and large lilac flowers. Vigorous stems make it suitable for hanging baskets or as a climbing plant with support.
Half-hardy annual, height 1m, flowering June-October. Three jumbo plug plants £9.99, delivery by the end of March.
Rudbeckia Enchanted Embers
World exclusive T&M breeding, these double rudbeckias change colour as the season progresses and the flowers age. An unusual open habit for doubles ensures pollinators can get to the centres.
Hardy annual, 45cm, flowering June-November. One jumbo plug plant, £7.99, delivery by the end of April.
Busy Lizzie Beacon
Since 2011, few gardeners have dared to grow traditional Impatiens walleriana thanks to downy mildew. Beacon comes from the latest breeding in disease-free Impatiens.
Half-hardy annual, height 30-40cm, flowering June-October. 12 plug plants £5.99, delivery by the end of March.
Petunia Surfinia Star Burgundy
A T&M exclusive, this special 30th-anniversary introduction is a lovely mix of burgundy edges with buttery yellow stars.
It has the same vigour and superb weather resistance of other Surfinias.
Half-hardy annual, height 60-90cm, flowering July-October. 5 Postiplug plants £8.99.
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