Category: Annuals (Page 1 of 5)

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Gardenia

Duration
Lighting Requirement
Mature height
Garden Spread
Annual
Full/Part Sun
4 feet – 5 feet
2 feet – 3 feet

Gardenias, also called Cape Jasmine, are a native plant of China that act as a perennial in southern climates where the temperatures stay warmer, but are annuals in climates where winter temperature stay below freezing for prolonged periods of time.

Gardenias are known best for their extremely large blooms and fragrant flowers. However, with that beauty comes work. Gardenias require regular watering and feeding to maintain their beauty. A short period of high heat and insufficient water can have extremely detrimental effects on plant health.

Pentas

Duration
Lighting Requirement
Mature height
Garden Spacing
Annual
Full Sun
18″ – 24″
10″ – 15″

P

entas, also known as Egyptian Stars, is a sun loving annual that is perfect for the garden and containers. This flower is also known for attracting butterflies, and may attract the occasional humming bird as well.

While deadheading is not necessary, the occasional trim will help promote new blooms and keep your Pentas lookoing beautiful all summer.

Nemesia

Duration
Lighting Requirement
Mature height
Garden Spacing
Annual
Full Sun
10″ – 14″
8″ – 12″

N

emesia is a heat tolerant bloomer that makes an outstanding filler for hanging baskets and containers. While Nemesia can be planted in the landscape, it requires above average drainage, so a raised flower bed would be preferable over ground level.

Lantana

Duration
Lighting Requirement
Mature height
Garden Spacing
Annual
Full Sun
12″ – 24″
12″ – 24″

L

antana is an extremely hardy, drought and heat tolerant plant. it thrives in full sun but can also do well in partly shaded areas. Lantana flowers are made up of small blooms bunched together to small spheres that spread throughout the entire plant. Lantana also has a unique and strong scent that is pleasing to birds, butterflies and hummingbirds alike.

Helichrysum

Duration
Lighting Requirement
Mature height
Garden Spacing
Annual
Full/Part Sun
8″ – 12″
18″ – 20″

H

helichrysum is a hardy, easy to maintain filler for your garden or container. This plant produces small leaves that spread across gardens or spill over basket edges. Avoid fertilizing too much or over watering and sit back and enjoy watching this beauty grow.

Dusty Miller

Duration
Lighting Requirement
Mature height
Garden Spacing
Annual
Full Sun
4″ – 8″
8″ – 10″

D

usty miller’s silver foliage provides a unique compliment to other flowers in a garden bed or container. This plant typically does not flower, but if it does pruning the flowers soon after bloom will help promote plant health and color vibrancy.

Garden Dahlia

Duration
Lighting Requirement
Mature height
Garden Spacing
Annual
Full Sun
18″ – 24″
8″ – 11″

D

ahlia’s have, and will continue to be, a flower staple in many peoples gardens. Their large bulb shaped heads are unmistakable and come in a wide array of colors. Dahlia’s are very hardy plants, and are versatile enough to be used in containers, landscapes, or indoors as cut flowers.

Lysimachia

Duration
Lighting Requirement
Mature height
Garden Spacing/Spread
Annual
Sun/Part Sun
2″ – 4″
12″ – 14″

C

ommonly referred to as Creeping Jenny, Lysimachia a great filler and spiller in hanging baskets and containers. This plant will not flower, but its bright green foliage provide a wonderful compliment to other vibrant colors it is paired with.

Celosia

Duration
Lighting Requirement
Mature height
Garden Spacing
Annual
Full Sun
12″ – 14″
10″ – 12″

C

elosia is a relatively low-maintenace flower that is both drought and heat tolerant. It does not, however, like the cold, so wait until night temperatures are consistently above 50 degrees to plant. Fertilizing this plant regularly (once per week) will help promote new blooms.

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