Annuals

Annuals

It’s hard to imagine a garden without annuals. These remarkable plants brighten up the garden with instant color and delight us with their beautiful flowers from spring through early fall.

Whether you’re a gardener with a green thumb or a beginner, annuals are a must-have for their vivid and long-lasting color. New gardeners find annuals fun and easy to grow, making them a springboard to working with a wider range of plants. Children are attracted to the crayola hues of annuals.

Annuals are a great fit in all plantings – garden beds, container gardens, hanging baskets. They can be tucked into any spot in your garden that needs some color and pizzazz.

 

Annuals

In most cases, annuals are planted in the spring or summer. They flower through fall before perishing with frost at the onset of winter. Pansies, primrose and violas are exceptions. These cool-season annuals are planted in the fall or early spring, and provide gorgeous color until they eventually give way to the heat of summer.

Listed below are some of the more popular varieties that we typically stock during the season. However, due to various reasons, we may not have every variety listed at all times. To make sure that we have the exact variety you are looking for, please call us.

 

Ageratum

Blues, pink, white. Nice color for beds. Attracts butterflies. Exposure: sun / part sun

Alyssum

White, pink, purple. Small blooms. Good border plant. Exposure: sun / part sun

Begonias

Blues, pink, white. Nice color for beds. Attracts butterflies. Exposure: shade / part shade

Celosia

Red, orange, pink and yellow feathery plumes. Good in borders. Exposure: sun / part sun

Coleus

Colorful leaves add drama to shady spots. Exposure: shade / part shade

Cosmos

Pinks, white. Airy plants good for back of a border. Exposure: sun / part sun

Dahlias

Many colors. Bold, big flowers. Exposure: sun / part sun

Dianthus

Pinks, reds, white. Good accent. May come back after winter. Exposure: sun / part sun

Dusty Miller

Silver gray leaves. Good accent. May come back after winter. Exposure: sun / part sun

Gazania

Many colors. Flowers open in the sun, loves the heat. Exposure: sun

Impatiens

Many colors. Great color for shady beds. Exposure: shade

Lobelia

Blues, purples, white. Brilliant colors. Good for border and accents. Exposure: sun / part sun

Marigolds

Yellows and oranges. Great color all summer. Exposure: sun / part sun

Nicotiana

Pinks, white, reds. Attracts hummingbirds to the garden. Exposure: sun / part sun

Pansies / Viola

Many colors. Best in cool season. Usually comes back after winter. Exposure: part sun / shade

Petunias

Many colors. Great color for mass planting and borders. Exposure: sun / part sun

Portulaca

Many colors. Great heat and drought tolerance. Exposure: sun

Salvia

Blues, purples, red. Upright plants, blooms all summer. Exposure: sun / part sun

Snapdragons

Many colors. Good in borders. Can come back after winter. Exposure: sun / part sun

Verbena

Many   colors. Great color for summer borders. Exposure: sun / part sun

Vinca

Pinks, white, reds. Great summer color in borders. Exposure: sun / part sun

Zinnias

Many colors. Nice festive color all summer. Exposure: sun / part sun

Annuals

Specialty Annuals

Angelonia

Burgundy, purple, white. Blooms all summer, great for beds or containers. Exposure: sun / part shade

Asparagus Fern

Soft ferny texture, great filler in baskets and containers. Exposure: part shade

Bacopa

White, long blooming, trailing. Great accent in mixed baskets or containers. Exposure: sun / part shade

Calibrachoa

Many colors. Heavy bloomer, mounding or trailing. Good in containers. Exposure: sun / part shade

Carnation

Many colors. Blooms in spring and early summer. Beds or containers. Exposure: sun / part shade

Dahlia

Many colors. Blooms summer thru fall. Great for borders and beds. Exposure: sun / part shade

Dracaena

Spiked foliage. Well known for use in container, baskets and beds. Exposure: sun / part shade

Euphorbia – Diamond Frost

Airy white flowers bloom all summer. Great filler for mixed containers. Exposure: sun / part shade Many colors. Blooms best in early summer. Best in container. Exposure: sun / part sun

Helichrysum

Silvery leaves add contrast in baskets or container. Upright or trailing. Exposure: sun / part shade

Lantana

Many colors. Heat loving, easy to grow. Attracts butterflies. Good in containers. Exposure: sun

Lobelia

Many colors. Bushy and trailing forms are very versitile. Exposure: shade / part shade

Lotus Vine

Gold or orange blooms. Silver needlelike foliage, trailing. Great in containers. Exposure: sun / part shade

Marguerite Daisy

Many colors. Blooms in spring and early summer. Great in containers. Exposure: sun / part shade

Nicotiana

Pinks, reds and white. Good in beds. Attracts hummingbirds. Exposure: sun / part shade

Osteospermum

Many colors. Large daisy flowers. Best in spring and early summer. Exposure: sun / part shade

Phlox-annual

Pink, white, lavender. Bushy, mounding habit. Good for containers or beds. Exposure: sun / part shade

Purple Fountain Grass

Annual grass with burgundy leaves and soft plumes. Good in containers. Exposure: sun / part shade

Scaevola

Blue, white, pink. Trailing, great for baskets and containers. Exposure: sun / part shade

Sweet Potato Vine

Outstanding trailing foliage for hanging baskets or containers. Exposure: sun / part shade

Trailing Petunia

Many colors. Blooms all season. Great in container or baskets. Exposure: sun / part shade

Verbena

Many colors. Free-flowering, trailing. Good for container, hanging baskets. Exposure: sun / part sun

Vinca Vine

Great foliage accent. Good for container and hanging baskets. Exposure: part sun / shade