Annuals

Gardening Guide

Annuals

Begonia

Begonia semperflorens
A delightfully showy flowering annual widely grown for its profusion of flowers in shades of red, pink and white. Large, waxy green or bronze leaves provide dramatic contrast to the blooms. Ideal for borders, containers or window boxes. Green leaf for shade, bronze leaf for sun.

10-12' tall x 10-12' wide

Part shade to shade

Caladium

Caladium bicolor
A shade-loving favorite valued for its multi-colored, large, arrow-like leaves. Foliage colored in bands and blotches of red, rose, pink, white, bronze and green. Ideal in containers or shady gardens. Strap-leaf forms can tolerate more sun.

1-2' tall x 1-2' wide

Part shade to shade

Cyclamen

Cyclamen persicum
Tuberous perennials with brightly colored star-shaped blossoms appearing above attractive leaves. Excellent houseplant. Can be grown outside in containers or shady beds. Cool season, cover when temperatures in 20’s.

6-12" tall x 6-12" wide

Part shade to shade

Impatiens

Impatiens walleriana
Shade loving, flowering annual valued for its brilliant floral display. Wide range of colors. Excellent in containers. Excellent flowering annual for shaded areas. Blooms from spring to frost.

1-2' tall x 1-2' wide

Part shade to shade

Torenia

Torenia fournireri
Compact, bushy annual with showy flowers in a wide range of colors. Stamens are arranged in a wishbone shape. Blooms summer to fall. Great in borders, pots or window boxes. Thrives in cool, moist soil and some shade.

12-18" tall x 24" wide

Part shade to shade