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Discovering Annuals, by Graham Rice

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Hardy annuals with purple flowers
It's true that there are relatively few varieties of hardy annuals with purple flowers, even when paler lavender and mauve shades are included the list is a short one.

Centaurea cyanus (Cornflower) 'Mauve Ball' Double mauve cornflower. 3ft/90cm
Dracocephalum moldavica Violet, scented spikes; grey leaf. 18in/45cm
Eschscholtzia (California poppy) 'Purple-Violet' Rare purple California poppy. 15in/38cm
Ionopsidium acaule Tiny, white and violet flower; rock garden. 3in/7.5cm
Lobularia (Alyssum) 'Royal Carpet' Darkest purple alyssum; scented. 3in/7.5cm
Nigella (Love-in-a-mist) 'Mulberry Rose' Deep purple rose; striped seed pods. 2ft/60cm
Papaver somniferum (Opium poppy) Pale mauve with a dark blotch. 3ft/90cm
Phacelia 'Lavender Lass' Lavender blue, white and cream eye. 1ft/30cm
Senecio elegans Yellow-eyed lilac daisies; elegant, open habit. 2ft/60cm
Specularia speculum White-centred, violet-blue bells; trailing. 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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