Irish Fuchsia Nursery intends to produce some of the less commercially available annuals. Based on a selection of annuals I remember from my Granny’s Garden, I have chosen five for Summer 2020. The selection will increase year on year as dictated by client interest. I have also included the herbaceous perennial, Everlasting Sweet Pea by popular demand.

This year the following annuals will be available for sale in a selection of varieties during late Spring and early Summer:
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No. Plant Name Description Size Plant Pic
C1 Cosmos sulphurous 'Cosmic Red' Semi-double daisy like blooms in an intense scarlet red with yellow centre.

30cm
C2 Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Double Click Cranberries’ A tall cosmos with ruffled, double, deep carmine flowers that can be up to 8cm across. Perfect for cutting and blooms all summer long when deadheaded regularly. 60-90cm
C3 Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Fizzy Mixed’ An attractive mix of semi-double daisy like blossoms in white, deep pink, rose pink and picotee.

100cm
C4 Cosmos bipinnatus 'Fizzy Rose Picotee' Semi-double rosy white flowers with a ruby picotee edge.

100cm
C5 Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Hummingbird Lilac’ Unusual lilac tubular flowers with yellow centre, on compact bushy plants.

45cm
C6 Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sensation Mixed' Single daisy like flowers in red, pink and white with a yellow centre. Ideal cut flower.
110cm
C7 Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Sensation Purity' Delicate pure white daisy like flowers with yellow centre.

90cm
C8 Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sonata White Premium' Single daisy like white flower with yellow centre.

60cm
C9 Cosmos sulphureus ‘Brightness Mixed’ A dwarf cosmos in shades of gold, lemon, orange and red semi double daisy like flowers.

30cm
C10 Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Veloutte’ Unusually patterned deep red single large daisy like flowers with clear white stripes and yellow centres.
80-90cm
CL1 Clarkia 'Crown Double Mixed' Masses of funnel shaped flowers borne on upright stems, in shades of white through all the pinks from palest to wine. Ideal as a cut flower and can be over wintered as a pot plant. 40-60cm
LK1 Consolida ajacis 'Giant Hyacinth Mixed'
(Larkspur)
Early flowering, double and semi-double flowers in shades of white, pink and purple all the way up the stems
Suitable as for cutting
H: 60-90cm
LK2 Consolida ajacis 'Sublime Mix'
(Larkspur)
Fully double flower on solid stems
Ideal for drying.
H: 120cm
M1 Mesembryanthemum Harlequin
(Livingstone Daisy)
Daisy like flowers that open in the sun in shades of white, orange, red, pink, yellow with some two tone. 10cm
M2 Mesembryanthemum Magic Carpet Mix
(Livingstone Daisy)
Daisy like flowers opening in the sun in shades of white, orange, red, pink, yellow some with white centres. 15cm
S1 Matthila incana 'Column Mixed'
(Gillyflower, Stock)
Dense, highly scented double flowers on single stem in mixed colours. 60-75cm
S2 Matthiola bicormis
(Night Scented Stock)
Very fragrant night/evening scented stock is most suited to a wild corner but can be grown in borders or containers
Produces small lilac single flowers on slender stems
Best plant en-masse, flowers July to August.
30cm

We have added even more choice to our Sweet Pea selection this year, introducing sixteen new varieties

All sweet pea varieties chosen are well scented or highly scented***
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No. Plant Name Description Size Plant Pic
Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet Pea)
SP1 'Air Warden' An old-fashioned Spencer Type with frilled scarlet/cerise blossoms
Very floriferous, well scented and suitable for cutting
H: 1.8m
SP2 'Alan Roberts' Attractive pink and white flake, with strong pink markings on petal backs and a white background
Well scented, Spencer Type, suitable for cutting
H: 1.8m
SP3 'Angela Ann' Almond pink on white blooms with dark, pink veins on wings
Well scented, Spencer Type, suitable for cutting
H: 2m
SP4 'Anniversary' A pink picotee, cream with pink edges and ruffed petals, long flowering and long stems
Highly scented, Spencer Type, suitable for cutting
H: 2m
SP5 'Beaujolais' Deep burgundy maroon, long slender stems
Highly scented, Spencer Type
H: 2.25m
SP6 'Betty Maiden' Large, blue flaked flowers on strong stems
Highly scented, Spencer Type, suitable for cutting

H: 2 to 2.5m
SP7 'Bijou Mixed' An early flowering variety with mixed colours & ruffled blooms
Compact habit, ideal for patios and containers
Highly scented, dwarf type
H: 30cm
SP8 'Brian Haynes' Lavender flake on white background
Well scented, Spencer Type, suitable for Cutting
SP9 'Candy King' Large, deep pink on white blossoms, strong stems, ideal as cut flower
Highly scented, Spencer Type, suitable for cutting
H: 1.9m
SP10 'Cirrus' Pink striped, ruffled flowers on strong stems
Highly scented, Spencer Type, suitable for cutting

H: 1.8m
SP11 'Cupani' Maroon and purple flowers reminiscent of the original Sicilian Sweet Pea found by Father Franciscus Cupani
Very highly scented, Old Spice Series
H: 1.8 to 2.4m
SP12 'Cupid Mixed' A mix of plain and picotee colours taken from the best of the Cupid Dwarf Series
Highly scented and suitable for hanging baskets, patio tubs, containers and bedding

H: 20-45cm
SP13 'Cupid Pink' Rose pink with delicate white edge. Dwarf bush variety with long lasting blossoms
Ideal for hanging baskets and containers
Highly scented
H: 20cm
SP14 'Daily Mail' Strong cerise pink with creamy white base and good overall colour
Highly scented, Spencer Type, suitable for cutting
H: 1.8m
SP15 'Daphne' Long stemmed, slightly ruffled, clear lavender blossoms
Highly scented, Spencer Type, suitable for cutting
H: 1.8m
SP16 'Eclipse' Deep cerise-purple blossom opening pale mauve
Long flowering season, ideal as a cut flower
Well scented, Spencer Type
(Limited Stock)
H: 1.8m
SP17 'Erewhon' Rose, mauve and cream tri-colour
Highly scented and bred by Dr Keith Hammet
(Limited Stock)
H: 1.8 to 2.4m ​​​​​​​
SP18 'Ethel Grace' Large lavender blossoms which stand up well to bad weather
Highly scented, Spencer Type, suitable for cutting
H: 2 to 2.5m
SP19 'Galaxy Mixed' Early flowering type with large, long lasting blossoms in a variety of shades
Well scented, suitable for cutting
H:1.8m ​​​​​​​
SP20 'Great Expectations' Lilac and lavender mix, exclusive to E.W.King
Ideal for cutting
Highly scented, Spencer Type
(Limited Stock)
H: 1.5m
SP21 'Gwendoline' Cerise pink on white with strong stems
Highly scented, Spencer Type, suitable for cutting
(Limited Stock)
H: 2.4m
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SP22 'Heathcliff' Dark blue
Highly scented, Modern Grandiflora Variety
H: 1.8m
SP23 'Karen Louise' Pale lavender
Highly scented, Spencer Type, suitable for cutting
H: 1.8 to 2.4m
SP24 'Kings High Scent'


(syn 'High Scent' and 'April in Paris')
Modern grandiflora variety with delicate violet picotee and primrose to cream base
Very highly scented, suitable for cutting
H: 1.8m ​​​​​​​
SP25 'Leamington' Deep lavender and strongly waved petals
Highly scented, Spencer Type
H: 1.8m ​​​​​​​
SP26 'Linda C' Large petalled, lavender blue flowers on strong stems
Well scented, Spencer Type, suitable for cutting
H: 2m
SP27 'Matucana' An old-fashioned variety with two tone, blue and violet-purple blossoms
Originally found in Peru
Highly scented, Old Spice Series
H: 2m ​​​​​​​
SP28 'Mollie Rilstone' Creamy blooms with dusky pink picotee edging on long slender stems give this variety an old-fashioned look
Ideal for the show bench
Highly scented, Spencer Type, suitable for cutting
H: 1.8
SP29 'Mrs Bernard Jones' Almond pink on white
Named for the wife of one of the world's great sweet pea breeders
Highly scented, Spencer Type
H: 1.8 to 2.4m ​​​​​​​
SP30 'Old Spice Mixed' An heirloom variety mixture with large bloom on strong stems
Ideal cut flower
Very highly scented, Old Spice Series, suitable for cutting
H: 1.8m
SP31 'Painted Lady' Two tone pink and white traditional blooms
Highly scented, Old Spice Series
H: 1.8m ​​​​​​​
SP32 'Perfume Delight' Mixture of old-fashioned variety types in intense colours
Heat tolerant
Very highly scented
H: 1.8 to 2.4m
SP33 'Pluto' Deep navy blue to violet purple, medium sized blooms
Highly scented, Spencer Type
H: 1.8m
SP34 'Princess Elizabeth' Salmon pink on cream background
Well scented, Spencer Type
H: 1.8
SP35 'Red Ace' Large, scarlet red flowers.
Well scented, Spencer Type
H: 1.8 to 2.4m
SP36 'Restormel' Orange/red blooms with scarlet picotee and scarlet veining on the reverse on strong stems
Well scented, Spencer Type, suitable for cutting
H: 1.8 to 2m
SP 37 'Snoopea' A self-supporting sweet pea in a mix of colours
As non-tendril variety displaying its flowers well above a mat of green foliage
Suitable for patio, containers and for carpet bedding.
Well scented, semi-dwarf variety
H: 60cm
SP38 'Spanish Dancer' A tricoloured, cream with pink and rose edged picotee
Unusual small-flowered, tricolour with veining
Highly scented, Keith Hammet Variety, suitable for cutting
(Limited Stock)
H: 2m
SP39 'Starry Night' A mix of red, purple, blue, violet and white
Highly scented, Old Spice Series
H: 1.2 to 1.8m
SP40 'Strawberry Sundae' Grandiflora type blooms in shades of pink, lavender and creamy white
Highly scented, Old Spice Series
H: 12. to 1.8m
SP41 'Waved Premium Mixed' E.W. King selection of high preforming varieties with good colour mix
Highly scented, Spencer Type
H: 1.8 to 2.4m
SP42 'White Ensign' Pure white with strong stems and large flowers
Well scented, Spencer Type, suitable for Cutting
H: 2.3
SP43 'White Frills' Clusters of frilly-edged white blooms on strong stems
Ideal for the show bench
Highly scented, Spencer Type, suitable for cutting
H: 1.8 to 2.4m
SP44 'Windsor' Chocolate maroon large blooms
Well scented, Spencer Type, suitable for cuttings
H: 2m ​​​​​​​

.***All sweet pea varieties chosen are well scented or highly scented

Customer Choice


Customer Choice

No. Plant Name Description Size Plant Pic
Lathyrus latifolius (Everlasting SweetPea) - Hardy herbaceous perennial climber with winged stems and pairs of grey-green leaflets. The perennial pea has no scent. It blooms from summer to early autumn. It is a vigorous climber and will cover walls, fences or obelisks. Suitable as a cut flower. Irish Fuchsia Nursery has introduced it by popular customer demand.
EvSp1 'Pink Pearl'

(syn 'Rosa Perle')
Clear pink flowers from June to September
Up to 11 flowers per spray
H: 2m
EvSp2 'Red Pearl' Carmine red flowers from June to September
Produces 6 to 11 flowers per spray
H: 2m
EvSp3 'White Pearl'

(Syn 'Weisse Perle)
Pure white flowers from June to September
Up to 11 flowers per spray
H: 2m
EvSp4 'Crown Special Mix' A blended mix of colours
Up to 11 flowers per spray
H: 2m


Once again Irish Fuchsia Nursery wish to express their gratitude to
Hugo Jardin, King Seeds, Monks Farm, Coggeshall Road, Kelvedon, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9PG
for the kind use of their photographs in this our third year of trading