Annual Manual - How To Grow Annual Flowers & Plants

Discovering Annuals, by Graham Rice

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Hardy annuals in unusual colours
In the continuing quest for new and different varieties, hardy annuals in unusual colours and colour combinations have appeared.

Bupleurum rotundifolium 'Green Gold' Greeny gold heads. 18in/45cm
Calendula (English marigold) 'Touch of Red' Many colours, all backed rusty red. 18in/45cm
Coreopsis 'Mahogany Midget' Dark reddish mahogany. 10in/25cm
Centaurea cyanus (Cornflower) 'Black Ball' Unusually deep black-purple. 3ft/90cm
Dimorphotheca (Star of the Veldt) 'Salmon Queen' Dark and pale salmon shades. 1ft/30cm
Lobularia (Alyssum) 'Apricot Shades' Soft apricot alyssum, variable. 3in/7.5cm
Linum grandiflorum (Flax) 'Bright Eyes' White saucers, red centres. 1ft/30cm
Lupinus (Lupin) 'Sunrise' Stunning blue, yellow and white spikes. 4ft/1.2m
Malva (Mallow) 'Bibor Fehlo' Sultry magenta flowers; purple veins. 6ft/1.8m
Nemophila 'Pennie Black' Unique white rimmed black bowls. 6in/15cm

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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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