Annuals

Gardening Guide

Annuals

Ageratum

Ageratum houstonianum
Popular flowering annual with dense clusters of blue, white or pink flowers appearing spring to fall. Heart-shaped, attractive leaves. Excellent edging or container plant.

6-12" tall x 8-12" wide

Full sun to part shade

Alyssum

Lobularia maritima
Low growing annual with dense clusters of tiny white, pink, blue, purple or red flowers in spring and early summer. Blooms have a sweet scent and permeates the garden. Use as edging or ground cover or mix in containers.

4-8" tall x 12-18" wide

Full sun to part shade

Snow Princess® Alyssum

Lobularia hybrid ‘Inlbusnopr’ PP21594
A unique breakthrough for Alyssum that is bred for heat tolerance and extended season performance. Sweetly-scented white flowers cover the plant well spring, summer and fall. A great border or container addition.

4-8" tall x 2-3' wide

Full sun to part shade

Angelonia

Angelonia angustifolia
Attractive bushy annual with handsome, deep green, aromatic foliage. Showy spikes of purple, white, blue or pink flowers throughout summer. Ideal for use in borders or containers. Excellent heat and humidity tolerance.

12-18" tall x 12-18" wide

Full sun to part shade

Celosia

Celosia argentea plumosa
Stately, fast growing annual widely grown for its massive display of feathery flower plumes in a dazzling array of colors. Ideal for sunny borders, mass plantings or containers. Heat tolerant.

12-18" tall x 10-18" wide

Full sun to part shade

Copper Plant

Acalypha wilkesiana
Beautiful coppery red leaves make a great background for light colored annuals or a striking accent as a container plant. Excellent when planted in masses and tolerates heat and humidity.

3-4' tall x 3-4' wide

Full sun to part shade

Dianthus

Dianthus sp.
Dense clusters of multi-colored flowers on sturdy stems above flat, light to dark green foliage. An old-fashioned favorite in beds and borders, great choice for mass plantings. Attracts butterflies. Blooms winter, spring and fall. Sporadic in heat of summer.

12" tall x 12" wide

Full sun to part shade

Spike Dracaena

Dracaena indivisa
Sword-like leaves radiate from an upright stem. Upright to spreading clump of foliage. No blooms. Colorful plant for foliage contrast and is a great addition to container plantings.

24-30" tall x 24-30" wide

Full sun to part shade

Dusty Miller

Senecio cineraria
Rounded, compact foliage plant with velvety, silver-white leaves. Good contrast in mixed borders and containers. Excellent for nearly year-round effect. Especially nice with pansies and snapdragons.

12" tall x 12" wide

Full sun to part shade

Gazania

Gazania rigens
Vigorous, heat-loving plant with deeply cut, dark green foliage with silvery reverse. Beautiful daisy-like blooms in late spring to summer, open during the day and close at night. Excellent bedding color or low border plants.

12" tall x 12" wide

Full sun to part shade