Annual Manual - How To Grow Annual Flowers & Plants

Discovering Annuals, by Graham Rice

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Half hardy annuals with fragrant flowers
In recent years most half-hardy annuals have been developed for the flower colour and habit, scent has been ignored; fortunately, some are still scented.

Brugmansia (Datura) suaveolens Angel's trumpet; huge white lily-like bells. 6ft/1.8m
Cleome 'Helen Campbell' White spidery flowers; very elegant. 4ft/1.2m
Dianthus 'Chabaud Enchantment' Carnation; seven colours. 18in/45cm
Dianthus 'Rainbow Loveliness' Frilly, scented, single mix. 18in/45cm
Heliotropium 'Marine' Best vanilla-scented type from seed. 18in/45cm
Ipomoea alba Moonflower; evening scented white climber. 8ft/2.4m
Mirabilis jalapa Evening scented flowers in many colours. 2ft/60cm
Nicotiana affinis The classic, tall white evening tobacco plant. 3ft/90cm
Verbena 'Romance' Scent unpredictable, this mix seems best. 9in/23cm
Zalusyanskia capensis Red backed white stars; night scented. 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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