Annual Manual - How To Grow Annual Flowers & Plants

Discovering Annuals, by Graham Rice

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Half hardy annuals with red flowers
From orange scarlet to deepest blood red is quite a range and these diverse shades demand equally different neighbours in the border.

Alonsoa 'Scarlet Bedder' Like a slender, orange-red nemesia. 18in/45cm
Antirrhinum (Snapdragon) 'Black Prince' Deep blood red; foliage bronzed. 18in/45cm
Antirrhinum (Snapdragon) 'Liberty Bright Red' Bright orange-scarlet. 18in/45cm
Aster 'Thunderball' Tight cushions of rich scarlet needles. 2ft/60cm
Begonia (Tuberous) 'Non Stop Bright Red' Double rich red. 1ft/12in
Begonia (Fibrous) 'Lotto Scarlet' Largest flowers; green leaf. 9in/23cm
Begonia (Fibrous) 'Volcano' Orange-scarlet; deep bronze leaf. 9in/23cm
Dianthus 'Telstar Crimson' Deep red single; rich and prolific. 10in/25cm
Gaillardia 'Red Plume' Fully double cushions; long season. 15in/38cm
Impatiens (Busy lizzie) 'Tempo Burgundy' Rich colour; strong busy-lizzie. 1ft/30cm
(Busy lizzie) 'Super Elfin Red' Deep red; dark green leaf; low. 6in/15cm
Nicotiana (Flowering tobacco) 'Domino Crimson' The darkest red in the range. 15in/38cm
Pelargonium (Geranium) 'Horizon Deep Scarlet' Classic style; well zoned. 1ft/30cm
Pekargonium (Geranium) 'Multibloom Flaming Scarlet' Bright and prolific. 1ft/30cm
Petunia 'Mirage Velvet ' Deep sultry red; weather resistant. 9in/23cm
Petunia 'Falcon Red' Very large flowers; appreciates shelter. 9in/23cm
Salvia 'Red Arrow' The best traditional scarlet salvia; dark leaf. 9in/23cm
Salvia 'Lady in Red' Tall, elegant; fits well into mixed borders. 2ft/60cm
Verbena 'Sandy Scarlet' The most brilliant red; bushy plant. 1ft/30cm
Viola (Pansy) 'Imperial Blackberry Rose' Deep red; blotched. 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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