Annual Manual - How To Grow Annual Flowers & Plants

Discovering Annuals, by Graham Rice

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Hardy annuals with fragrant flowers
Scent is a scarce commodity amongst hardy annuals but in addition to the invaluable sweet peas there are a few exceptional varieties.

Asperula azurea (Woodruff) Slender, branched plants; lavender-blue heads. 1ft/30cm
Amberboa moschata (Sweet sultan) 'Mixed' Plums, pinks, yellows and white. 2ft/60cm
Dracocephalum moldavica Violet; leaf and flower scented. 18in/45cm
Fagopyrum esculentum (Buckwheat) Pretty pink sprays; attracts hoverflies. 2ft/60cm
Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet pea) Most, but not all, sweet peas are scented. 6ft/1.8m
Lobularia (Alyssum) 'Sweet White' The sweetest scented white alyssum. 9in/23cm
Lupinus luteus (Lupin) Delicious sweet scent from bold yellow lupin. 2ft/60cm
Lupinus nanus (Lupin) 'Pixie Delight' Mixed pale shades; good scent. 1ft/30cm
Matthiola bicornis (Night scented stock); flowers poor, grow only for its scent. 1ft/30cm
Reseda odorata (Mignonette) Distinctive heavy fragrance; green, tinted red. 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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