Pick annuals if you want a summer full of blooms. From sun to shade, in the landscape or in a container, there are plenty of colors and varieties from which to choose. Annuals are perfect for the beginner gardener. Most require little to no care except for watering and occasional fertilizing. They will all produce an abundance of blooms until frost. Please check our Resources page for more help on choosing plants.
VARIETIES FOR 2017
Angelonia -Sun – Called the summer snapdragon. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Very tolerant of heat and humidity. Will keep blooming when others droop from the heat. Drought tolerant. Blooms till frost. Pinks, purples and whites all attract our pollinators. Very easy to grow!
Begonia – Shade/Part Shade – Attracts hummingbirds. Looks great in pots, hanging baskets or borders. Drought tolerant. Easy to grow. Brings lots of color to the shady area. Some varieties will take full sun.
Calibrachoia (Million Bells) – Sun/Part Sun -One of the easiest plants to grow! Self cleaning. It will bloom until frost with little care. Hummingbird and butterfly magnet. Looks great in a pot or hanging basket by itself or mixed with other annuals.
Dorotheanthus Mezoo – Sun/Part Sun/Shade – One of our most popular plants. Vines add a touch of interest in pots and hanging baskets. Tiny puffy red/pink flowers.
Euphorbia Hip Hop – Sun/Part Sun - Light and airy, this plant will add a special touch to pots and borders. Blooms all summer long. Needs little care.
Evolvulus - Part Sun. Heat tolerant. One of the only true blue flowers. Great in containers and hanging baskets.
Ipomoea (Sweet Potato Vine) – Sun, Part Sun or Shade – Cascading foliage looks great in any pot or hanging basket. Good as groundcover in the garden. Adds texture and color to any look. Heat loving and low maintenance.
Lobularia (Alyssum) – Sun/Part Sun – Blooms from spring to frost. Good in hanging baskets, pots and borders. Wonderful fragrance. Great for butterflies.
Petchoa - Sun – Quickly becoming a new favorite. A cross between a petunia and a callie, the best of both worlds. Does not have sticky leaves like petunias do. Excellent heat tolerance. No dead-heading. Attracts butterflies.
Salvia – Sun/Part Sun – A hummingbird favorite. Use in pots and borders. Tolerates heat and humidity well. Makes excellent cut flowers. Blooms all summer long.