Annual Manual - How To Grow Annual Flowers & Plants

Discovering Annuals, by Graham Rice

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Half hardy annuals with attractive foliage
These fall into two groups; some are grown only for their foliage and are good foils for neighbouring plants, others have good flowers too.

Amaranthus 'Joseph's Coat' Green, yellow, red; needs shelter. 15in/38cm
Bassia scoparia f. trichophylla Dense feathery green bush, turning fiery. 2ft/60cm
Begonia (Fibrous) 'Cocktail' Bronze leaf; five flower colours. 6in/15cm
Begonia (Fibrous) 'Paint Splash' Spotted white; pink flowers. 6in/15cm
Begonia (Tuberous) 'Ornament' Bronze leaf; five colour mix. 1ft/30cm
Beta 'MacGregor's Favourite' Deep bronze foliage; good foil for hot colours. 1ft/30cm
Canna 'Tropical Rose' Green paddle-shaped leaf; pink flower. 2ft/60cm
Euphorbia marginata Leaves edged white; good cut flower. 18in/45cm
Hibiscus 'Red Shield' Bronzey purple, maple-like leaves. 2ft/60cm
Humulus japonicus 'Variegatus' White splashed leaf; climbs. 8ft/2.4m
Impatiens 'Deco' Darkest bronze-green busy-lizzie; six colours. 8in/30cm
Ocimum basilicum 'Dark Opal' Purple leaf basil; likes shelter. 1ft/30cm
Perilla 'Nankinensis Laciniata' Ruffled aromatic purple leaf. 18in/45cm
Ricinus 'Impala' Bold, bronze maple-like leaf; poisonous. 3ft/90cm
Ricinus 'Zanzibarensis' Huge, green-leaved castor oil plant. 6ft/1.8m
Senecio cineraria 'Silverdust' Broadly cut pewtery silver. 6in/15cm
Senecio cineraria 'Cirrus' Rounded, lobed, bright silver. 1ft/30cm
Tanacetum ptarmiciflorum Leaves in upright, flat grey sprays. 1ft/30cm
Tanacetum parthenium 'Aureum' Clear yellow; white heads. 18in/45cm
Tanacetum parthemium 'Golden Ball' Yellow aromatic ball. 4in/10cm

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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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