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Annual Plants and Flowers to Grow in Your Garden

Annual plants provide fast color in the garden Annual plants are those whose life cycle lasts for only one year. Their life cycle begins with the germination of the seed.
The plant then blooms, producing the next generation of seed, after which the parent plant dies.
Removing the blooms prior to them going to seed will prolong the life of the plant.
Annual plants will often re-seed themselves, or the seeds may be collected, prepared and re-sown.
Annuals are an excellent way to create a dramatic splash of summer color in the garden, or for long blooming annual baskets.
Common Name Botanical Name Height Plant Characteristics and Notes USDA
Zones
Growing Requirements
Benefits
Photo
African Daisy Arctotis x hybrida 1-2 ft. African Daisies typically have bold, beautiful foliage and large, 3"-4", intensely colored flowers with bright centers. The foliage is grey to silvery green and coated with soft, downy silver hairs. The flowers close at night. 9-11
This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual
This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringButterfly Flower
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantYellow flowering plantorange flowering plantBurgundy flowering plantBrown flowering plant
Arctotis 'Cherry Frost'
African Daisies Osteospermum barberae 12-18" Osteospermums should be grown in full sun, but they will tolerate some partial shade. They produce a steady supply of unique 2" spoon flowers from early spring until the first frost This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual
6-9
This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
White flowering plantblue flowering plantPurple flowering plant
A photograph of Osteospermum barberae is available
Annual Aster Callistephus chinensis 8-24" This annual plant is a native to Asia. The 2-4" flowers range in color from blue, white, red, yellow, or pink on 1'-3' stems. Do not plant annual varieties of Asters in the same are for more than two consecutive years to prevent Aster wilt. This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Butterfly Flower
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantYellow flowering plantblue flowering plantPurple flowering plant
 
Bachelor's Button Centaurea cyanus 18-36" Bachelor's Button is the annual version of the Mountain Cornflower. It is an easy to grow plant that quickly forms a nice clump. It begins producing it's bright flowers in late spring and will often continue blooming well into fall. Excellent for dried flowers and potpourri. This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Butterfly FlowerBird Plant or Flower
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantblue flowering plantPurple flowering plant
A photograph of Centaurea cyanus is available
Bat Face Plant Cuphea llavea 2-3 ft. Bat Face Flowers are low maintenance, shrubby perennials with glossy green, lance shaped leaves. They grow 18"-24" tall with a three foot spread. Bat Face Cupheas produce masses of 1" purple tubular flowers with two bright red, upward facing petals. This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual
10-12
This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Hummingbird PlantButterfly Flower
Red flowering plantPurple flowering plant
The Bat Faced Flower of a Bat Face Plant
Candytuft Iberis species 6"-12" The Iberis genus of plants includes about fourty different species of annuals, perennials and sub-shrubs, with flower colors in shades of white, red, pink or lavender. They are great plants for borders or in your Rock Garden. vary
This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual
This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Hummingbird PlantButterfly Flower
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantPurple flowering plant
A photograph of Iberis sempervirens is available
Cigar Plant Cuphea cyanea 2-3 ft. The Cigar Plant or Black Eyed Cuphea as it is also known, form two foot tall mounds of lance-shaped, bright green leaves with brittle stems. They produce foot long sprays of tubular, orangish-red to pink, 1"-1½" flowers with two tiny black petals. This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual
10-12
This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Hummingbird PlantButterfly Flower
Red flowering plantPink flowering plantorange flowering plant
TPink and Yellow Flowers on a Cigar Plant, Cuphea cyanea
Cigarette Plant Cuphea ignea 2-3 ft. The Cigarette Flower plant is sometimes called a Firecracker Plant. They have small, lance shaped, glossy green leaves that form tight mounds and tubular, petal-less, bright orange-red, ¾"-1¼" flowers. This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual
10-12
This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Hummingbird PlantButterfly Flower
Red flowering plantorange flowering plant
A Cigarette Plant in Bloom, Cuphea ignea
Cup and Saucer Bellflower Campanula calacanthema 8-12" There are about three hundred different species of Campanula. This annual variety prefers full sun and rich, well drained soil and should be kept well watered, especially when in bloom. This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
White flowering plantPink flowering plantblue flowering plant
A photograph of Campanula calacanthema is available
English Marigold Calendula officinalis 6"-24" The English Marigold is a bright and cheery plant that produces 3"-5" blooms all summer from June until frost. They are very fast and easy to grow and are easily grown from seeds.
Herbal and Medicinal uses of the English Marigold Plant
This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Butterfly Flower
White flowering plantRed flowering plantYellow flowering plantorange flowering plant
A photograph of  Calendula officinalisis available
Castor Bean Ricinus communis 6-12 ft. Castor Beans are fast growing, tender perennial shrubs that are capable of growing up to 12 feet in a single season. Castor Bean plants have reddish colored stalks with very large palmate shaped, deep green to dark purple leaves that can grow up to 2 feet wide. Seeds of the Castor Bean plant are extremely poisonous! This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual
9-12
This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
Some or all parts of this plant may be toxic or poisonous
Red flowering plantGreen flowering plant
Ricinus communis
Chocolate Cosmos Cosmos atrosanguineus 12-15" The dark maroon flowers of Chocolate Cosmos appear on wirey 18 inch stems from June until frost and produce a pleasant chocolate scent. With excellent drainage and heavy winter mulching Chocolate Cosmos will often survive in zone 6. This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual
7-10
This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Butterfly Flower
Burgundy flowering plant
A photograph of Cosmos atrosanguineus is available
Cineraria Pericallis cruenta 12-24" Cineraria plants form 12"-24" tall, mounded clumps of large, lush, bright green leaves which create a nice accent for the vividly colored, 3"-5" flowers that stand above it in the spring and summer. This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual
9-11
This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
This can be grown as a House PlantNo DeerSome or all parts of this plant may be toxic or poisonous
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantblue flowering plantPurple flowering plant
Purple Flowers on a Cineraria Plant
Cockscomb Celosia Argentea 12-16" Plumosa cultivar flowers resemble plume like feathers, while Cristata flowers looks like a rooster's comb with crested heads and ridges. Low maintenance, good for dried flowers This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Red flowering plantYellow flowering plantorange flowering plant
A photograph of Celosia Argentea is available
Cosmos Cosmos bipinnatus 3-5 ft. Cosmos are extremely heat and drought tolerant. They prefer full sun and do well in poor, infertile soil. Cosmos plants come in a rainbow of summer blooming flower colors This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Hummingbird PlantButterfly FlowerNo Deer
Red flowering plantYellow flowering plantorange flowering plant
A photograph of Cosmos bipinnatus is available
Creeping Zinnia Sanvitalia procumbens 6-10" Creeping Zinnia is a bright little yellow flowering annual plant. They should be planted in rich, well draining soil, in full sun. This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
White flowering plantYellow flowering plant
A photograph of Sanvitalia procumbens is available
Cup Flower Nierembergia 6-9" Cup Flowers are long lasting annual plants that produces hundreds of 1", upturned star shaped flowers from late spring until mid fall. It is great for hanging baskets and planters or as a quick ground cover This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
White flowering plantblue flowering plantPurple flowering plant
 
Dusty Miller Senecio cineraria 12-24" Dusty Miller are compact, mound forming, evergreen perennial plants that are grown as annuals in cooler regions. They are great for borders or as companion plantings for brightly colored annual flowers. Excellent for growing in containers. 8-11 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Some or all parts of this plant may be toxic or poisonous
White flowering plantYellow flowering plantorange flowering plant
A photograph of a Dusty Miller plant
English Daisy Bellis perennis 3"-6" The original English Daisy is the wild Daisy often seen growing in lawns. This biennial plant has now been hybridized to include double flowering varieties in shades of white, pink, rose-red or purple. The bright 2" flowers appear in succession, on 6" stems from April through June. 4-10
This is a Biennial Plant
This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
Butterfly Flower
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantPurple flowering plant
A photograph of an English Daisy is available
Florist's Carnation Dianthus caryophyllus 6-12" Florist's Carnations are actually tender perennials that are best grown from seed as an annual and then disposed of. They prefer alkaline soil and dislike heat. They produce richly fragrant flowers in the summer This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
No Deer
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plant
A photograph is available
Floss Flower Ageratum 6-24" Ageratum is known for its furry mounds of long lasting floss-like blue flowers, occasionally you can find them in white and pink. Deadhead regularly for continued bloom This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
Bird Plant or FlowerNo Deer
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantblue flowering plantPurple flowering plant
A photograph is available
Flowering tobacco Nicotiana alata 30-36" Flowering tobacco is a tall, easy to grow annual that is useful for garden backgrounds or for eye catching mass plantings. It produces an abundance of 2½" star shaped flowers all summer until first frost. Can be easily grown from seed This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Hummingbird Plant
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantYellow flowering plantPurple flowering plant
A photograph is available
Four o' clock Mirabilis jalapa 24" Four o' clocks are fragrant, colorful and very easy to grow. The plants got their name, Four o' clock, because the flowers do not open till around 4 o'clock in the afternoon, except on cloudy days. Can be easily grown from seed This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Hummingbird Plant
White flowering plantPink flowering plantYellow flowering plantPurple flowering plant
 
Foxgloves Digitalis purpurea 3-6 ft. Foxglove is a biennial flower which is native to Europe but now grows wild in most temperate climates of the world. Foxgloves prefer moist, well draining, fertile soil but can survive drought and almost any growing conditions. This is a Biennial Plant This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
Hummingbird PlantNo Deer
White flowering plantPink flowering plantYellow flowering plantPurple flowering plant
A photograph is available
Garden Pinks Dianthus 6-12" Most Garden Pinks are tender perennial or biennial clump forming plants that prefer alkaline soil and dislike heat. They produce richly fragrant flowers in the spring or summer, sometimes extending right up until the first frost. This is a Biennial Plant This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
No Deer
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plant
A photograph is available
Heliotrope Heliotropium arborescens 1-6 ft. Heliotropes are also known by the old-fashioned name of Cherry Pie. They are frost tender, evergreen shrubs that are most often grown as annual bedding plants. Their main attraction is the aroma from their clusters of tiny flowers with the sweet fragrance of vanilla or cherry pie. 10-11
This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual
This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
Some or all parts of this plant may be toxic or poisonousButterfly FlowerNo Deer
White flowering plantPurple flowering plant
Heliotropium arborescens
Ivy Geranium Pelargonium peltatum Vining Plants The Ivy Leaved Geranium is a frost tender, climbing and trailing, semi succulent perennial that produces clusters of orchid-like flowers at the vine tips all summer. Good in hanging baskets. They can be propagated by softwood cuttings or grown from seed This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual
9-11
This plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Butterfly Flower
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantblue flowering plantPurple flowering plant
A photograph is available
Larkspur Consolida ambigua 1-5 ft. Larkspur is a low maintenance, upright growing annual with many stems of sparsely covered with light green, needle-like foliage topped with a spire of brightly colored flowers throughout the summer. Remove spent blooms to prolong flowering. This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
Bird Plant or FlowerSome or all parts of this plant may be toxic or poisonous
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantPurple flowering plantorange flowering plant
 
Lotus VineLotus maculatus Vining Plants The Lotus Vine is a semi hardy hanging or ground crawling vine that is most often grown as an annual plant. The foliage consists of fine, 1-2", silvery blue needle like leaves. Produces lots of bright, 'parrot beak' shaped flowers in late spring and early summer. Excellent for hanging baskets or to cascade down a rockery This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual
9-11
This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Red flowering plantYellow flowering plantorange flowering plant
Golden Parrot's Beak Flowers of the Lotus Vine
Lupine Lupinus 12-36" Lupines are upright, mound forming annual or perennial wildflowers with large green, lance shaped leaves and spikes of brightly colored sweet pea-like flowers from June to August. Can be easily grown from seed Beware of slugs! This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual
3-8
This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Hummingbird PlantButterfly Flower
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantYellow flowering plantblue flowering plantPurple flowering plant
A photograph is available
Marguerite Daisy Argyranthemum frutescens 1-3 ft. Marguerite Daisies are easy to grow, tender perennials that are usually grown as annual plants. They produce masses of fragrant, 1-2", Chrysanthemum-like flowers from mid spring until mid fall that attract many types of butterflies This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Butterfly Flower
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantYellow flowering plantPurple flowering plantorange flowering plant
A photograph is available
Marigold Tagetes 8-36" Marigolds are one of the easiest of all plants to grow and care for, making them a perfect plant for teaching young children about growing and gardening. These spunky little plants are only hardy in zones 9-11 so they are normally grown as annual bedding plants. 9-11
This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual
This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Hummingbird PlantButterfly FlowerNo Deer
Red flowering plantYellow flowering plantorange flowering plantBurgundy flowering plantBrown flowering plant
A French Marigold in Bloom, Tagetes patula
Monkey Flower Mimulus hybridus 1 ft. The Monkey Flower is a colorful, easy to grow addition to the shaded areas of your garden. This plant grows well in containers and can be grown as a house plant This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual This plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant may not tolerate any direct sunlightThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
Hummingbird Plant
Red flowering plantPink flowering plantYellow flowering plantorange flowering plant
A photograph is available
Morning Glory Ipomoea species Vining Plants
10-20 ft.
Morning Glories are very fast growing vines that are capable of growing 10 feet or more within the first two months. They readily reseed themselves for the next year.
Morning Glory vines may become invasive
This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual
9-12
This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Hummingbird PlantButterfly FlowerNo DeerSome or all parts of this plant may be toxic or poisonous
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantblue flowering plantPurple flowering plant
A Heavenly Blue Morning Glory in Bloom
Moss Rose Portulaca Grandiflora 4-8 Moss Rose is a quick growing succulent annual. Portulaca seeds should be sown outside after your last frost has passed. Seeds will germinate within 10-15 days. This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantYellow flowering plantPurple flowering plantorange flowering plant
A photograph is available
Mountain Garland Clarkia elegans 18-24" The Mountain Garland is a fast growing, easy care annual plant that produces an abundance of bright, double flowers on tall whispy stems. Excellent for cut flowers. Can be easily grown from seed This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Hummingbird Plant
White flowering plantPink flowering plantPurple flowering plant
 
Nasturtium Tropaeolum majus Vining Plants Once established, Nasturtiums take little or no care. As they spread and grow, their foliage resembles a sea of tiny lily pad leaves topped with brightly colored, edible blossoms. Can be easily grown from seed This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires shade during the heat of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Hummingbird Plant
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A photograph is available
Nemesia Nemesia strumosa 10-12" Nemesias are brightly colored annual plants that quickly grow to a height of 12 inches. Nemesias grow well in hanging baskets and planters This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantYellow flowering plantorange flowering plant
A photograph is available
Ornamental Kale Brassica oleracea 8-12" Ornamental Kale will not tolerate summer heat. These plants are very showy, and come in a variety of colors, ranging from white to pinks, purples or reds, extremely cold-tolerant This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
White flowering plantPurple flowering plant
A photograph is available
Painted Nettle Coleus blumei 8-24" Coleus plants are durable and easy to grow. They are best known for their bright colors, and variety of foliage forms This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
White flowering plantRed flowering plantblue flowering plant
A photograph is available
Pansy Viola 3-8" Pansies may be cool season annuals, biennials, or hardy perennials. They may bloom in early spring or fall depending on the species. Planting time is critical This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual
6-9
This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Butterfly Flower
White flowering plantRed flowering plantYellow flowering plantPurple flowering plantorange flowering plantBurgundy flowering plant
A photograph is available
Persian Buttercup Ranunculus asiaticus 8-18" Persian Buttercups provide a continuing display of beautiful 3"-5" Camellia-like flowers atop branched, 8"-18" stems, from late spring through mid summer. They are well suited plants for growing in planters This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual
8-10
This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the day This plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Butterfly Flower
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantYellow flowering plantPurple flowering plantorange flowering plant
A photograph is available
Petunia Petunia x hybrida 12-18" Petunias have long been the most popular flowering annual for planting in hanging baskets, window boxes and for border plantings. There are many single and double flowering varieties available. Can be easily grown from seed This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Hummingbird Plant
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantblue flowering plantPurple flowering plant
A photograph is available
Pin Cushion Plant Nertera granadensis 1-2" The Pin Cushion Plant is a fast growing tropical plant that produces an abundance of tiny orange berries just in time for halloween. Pin cushions require full sun or they will produce a lot of foliage and very few berries This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
White flowering plant
A photograph is available
Pocketbook Plant
Pouch Flower
Calceolaria 6-15" There are about 300 species of Calceolaria, but the vast majority of those commonly cultivated are hybrids of the Chilean species Calceolaria crenatiflora. They are commonly known as Pocketbook Plants, Pouch Flowers or Slipper Flowers. 9-11 This plant requires shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
This is a Biennial PlantHousePlant Icon
Red flowering plantYellow flowering plantorange flowering plant
A Yellow Blooming Pouch Flower Plant, Calceolaria crenatiflora
Poor Man's Orchid Schizanthus wisetonensis 1-2 ft. The colorful orchid like flowers of the Butterfly Flower contrast beautifully against the soft, feathery foliage of this annual. Schizanthus dislike extremes of heat or cold, preferring cool and moist conditions. This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the day This plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
Butterfly Flower
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantYellow flowering plantblue flowering plantPurple flowering plant
A photograph is available
Scarlet Sage Salvia splendens 3-5 ft. Scarlet Sage is a frost tender perennial that is usually grown as an annual. It blooms in various colors including scarlet, purple, orange, lavender and yellow. Remove old flowers for repeat blooms. This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the day This plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Hummingbirds use this plant for food or shelterNo Deer
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantblue flowering plantPurple flowering plant
A photograph is available
Snapdragons Antirrhinum majas 9-48" Snapdragons produce tall stalks of fragrant flowers that attract both butterflies and hummingbirds throughout the summer. Snapdragons are easily grown from seed This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Hummingbird PlantButterfly FlowerNo Deer
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantYellow flowering plantPurple flowering plantorange flowering plant
A photograph is available
Strawflower Bracteantha bracteata 2-3 ft. Paper Daisys are tender perennials usually grown as annuals. They need moist, but well drained soil. They can be propagated by softwood cuttings or grown from seed This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual
10-11
This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
White flowering plantPink flowering plantYellow flowering plantPurple flowering plant
A photograph is available
Sunflower Helianthus annuus Sunflowers are single stemmed annuals with large, fuzzy, silvery green, lance shape leaves. They produce long lasting, large single or multiple flower heads that range from 4-12" depending on the variety. This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Bird Plant or Flower
Red flowering plantYellow flowering plantorange flowering plantBurgundy flowering plantBrown flowering plant
A photograph is available
Sweet Pea Lathyrus odoratus Vining Plants Sweet Peas have long been a favorite of gardeners because of the wonderful fragrance of the large clusters of colorful flowers that grace these annual vines all summer. This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantYellow flowering plantblue flowering plantPurple flowering plant
A photograph is available
Sweet William Dianthus barbatus 6-12" Sweet William is a clump forming, deciduous biennial that prefers alkaline soil and dislikes heat. They produce a steady supply of fragrant, showy flowers from late spring to late summer, sometimes extending right up until the first frost. This is a Biennial Plant This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
No Deer
White flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plant
A photograph is available
Treasure Flower Gazania 6-8" The Treasure Flower's brightly bi-colored, daisy-like flowers are 2-5 inches in diameter, growing atop 6-12 inch stalks. The foliage is somewhat grasslike, but narrow at the base and widening toward the tip. This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
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Twinspur Diascia barberae 6-12" Twinspurs are a vigorous growing, tender perennials that are closely related to the Snapdragon. They have small, heart shaped foliage and grow from 6"-12" tall, forming 8"-20" clumps. From late spring until early fall, they produce bright pink or salmon colored, 1/2"-3/4" flowers. This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual
8-10
This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
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Diascia barberae
Violets Viola sp 2-6" Violets are dainty little self seeding versions of the Pansy. Their seeds can be directly sown into the garden at anytime from spring through fall, but the seeds need darkness and 70° to germinate This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual
4-8
This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental watering
Butterfly Flower
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Zinnia Zinnia elegans 6-40" Zinnias are easy to grow annual plants that produce an abundance of brightly colored 2-3" flowers through the summer months. They grow well in containers and make excellent cut flower arrangements. They dislike wet foliage. Can be easily grown from seed This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annual This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
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