Annual Manual - How To Grow Annual Flowers & Plants

Discovering Annuals, by Graham Rice

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Mixtures can create a dazzling display and it's worth remembering that mixtures often contain extra colours in addition to those listed.

Antirrhinum 'Sonnet Mixed' Prolific nine colour mixture. 18in/45cm
Begonia (Fibrous) 'Excel' Green/bronze leaf; eight shades. 6in/15cm
Begonia (Tuberous) 'Non Stop' Ten colours, all fully double. 1ft/30cm
Cosmos 'Sea Shells' Unique fluted petals; reds, pinks, white. 3ft/90cm
Dahlia 'Rigoletto' Bright semi-double mix; height may vary. 15in/38cm
Dianthus 'Princess' Six prolific pure shades plus bicolours. 1ft/30cm
Impatiens 'Accent Mixed' Twenty-five colours; spreading. 6in/15cm
Impatiens 'Super Elfin Mother of Pearl' Pastel shades only. 6in/15cm
Lobelia 'Kaleidoscope' Blue, violet, mauve, rose, red, white. 6in/15cm
Mesembryanthemum 'Harlequin' Stunning new mixture. 6in/15cm
Mimulus 'Magic' Twelve sparkling colours; fast growing, hates drought. 8in/20cm
Nicotiana 'Domino Mixed' Nine shades; the most colourful. 15in/38cm
Nicotiana 'Sensation' Tall mix with unusual bicolours; scented. 3ft/90cm
Pelargonium (Geranium) 'Multibloom' Incredibly prolific; ten colours. 1ft/30cm
Petunia 'Daddy Mixed' Boldly veined; in at least six shades. 1ft/30cm
Petunia 'Mirage Mixed' Eighteen weather resistant colours. 1ft/30cm
Salvia 'Phoenix Mixed' Scarlet, cream, two pinks, lilac, purple. 1ft/30cm
Tagetes (Afro-French marigold) 'Trinity' Best double mix; spectacular. 1ft/30cm
Tagetes (French Marigold) 'Fantasia' Special formulation of singles. 8in/20cm
Verbena 'Romance' Up to eight colours; spreading habit. 9in/23cm

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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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