Annual Manual - How To Grow Annual Flowers & Plants

Discovering Annuals, by Graham Rice

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Hardy annuals with blue flowers
It's often said that there are few blue annuals but while this may be true of half hardy types, there are plenty of blue hardy annuals.

Anagallis 'Blue Light' Yellow-eyed gentian blue; low carpet. 6in/15cm
Anchusa 'Blue Angel' Vivid ultramarine blue; bushy habit. 9in/23cm
Anchusa 'Blue Bird' Deep indigo, like giant forget-me-nots. 18in/45cm
Asperula azurea (Woodruff) Fragrant heads of tiny lavender tinted flowers. 1ft/30cm
Centaurea cyanus (Cornflower) 'Blue Diadem' Deep blue cornflower. 3ft/90cm
Centaurea cyanus (Cornflower) 'Ultra Dwarf Blue' Wierd tiny cornflower. 9in/23cm
Convolvulus (Dwarf Morning glory) 'Blue Ensign' Bright blue, white and yellow eye. 8in/20cm
Cynoglossum 'Blue Showers' Pale forget-me-nots; grey leaf. 15in/38cm
Delphinium (Larkspur) 'Imperial Blue Bell' Tall, elegant blue larkspur. 4ft/1.2m
Felicia bergeriana Orange-eyed blue daisies; spreading habit. 6in/15cm
Linum usitatissimum (Flax) Blue flax; flower short-lived but prolific. 2ft/60cm
Nemesia 'Blue Gem' Tiny blue flowers cover compact plants. 9in/23cm
Nemesia 'KLM' Pretty blue and white bicolour; short season. 9in/23cm
Nemophila menziesii (Baby blue eyes) White-eyed, sky blue; hates drought. 6in/15cm
Nicandra physaloides (Shoo-fly plant) Pale, bell-shaped flowers; inflated pods. 3ft/90cm
Nigella (Love-in-a-mist) 'Miss Jekyll' Classic pale love-in-a-mist; dries too. 18in/45cm
Nigella (Love-in-a-mist) 'Oxford Blue' Much deeper blue, taller with dark pods. 3ft/90cm
Phacelia 'Royal Admiral' Deep purplish blue bells; loves sun. 18in/18in
Phacelia campanularia Bright bells; cut back for second flush. 9in/23cm
Viscaria 'Blue Angel' Shining, dark-eyed blue; slender, elegant. 1ft/30cm

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Hardy annuals - are for sowing in the garden
Half hardy annuals - are for raising indoors or buying in

Adapted from The Planting Planner by Graham Rice  

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