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Hardy annuals can be sown directly into their flowering positions in the spring and will tolerate a certain amount of cold. Well-known flowers such as sweet peas, poppies, stocks and sunflowers fall under this category, as do some of the more unusual flowers - gomphocarpus & ratibida for example.
Lathyrus tingitanus 'Rosea'
Tangier Pea, Lathyrus tingitanus 'Roseus'A visually-striking annual Lathyrus species that is just as easy-to-grow as traditional Sweet Peas. Vigorous, climbing plants produce masses of coral-rose pink flowers which will quickly cover fences, trellis or archways throughout the summer. Rosea will also make a long-lasting and spectacular cut flower. Climbing to 1.8-2m (72-80in). More info
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