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Annuals

Type Botanical Name Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Annual ABELMOSCHUS ‘Manihot’ Manihot Hibiscus

Hibiscus-like large lemon-yellow flowers with dark purple throats.

3-4 feet Sun
Annual ABUTILON pictum ‘Thompsonii’ Flowering Maple

Dangling orange bells over green and gold mottled maple-like foliage on a well-branched plant.

2-3 feet Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual ABUTILON ‘Victorian Lady’ Flowering Maple

An upright grower with soft, dangling double pink bell flowers over maple-like foliage.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual ADIANTUM caudatum Walking Maidenhair Fern

Arching, lacy, narrow fronds root at the tips. Evergreen in mild climates, new growth has a pink tint.

10-12 inches Part Shade/Shade 7
Annual AEONIUM atropurpureum House Leek

Dark burgundy rosettes of succulent foliage.  Great for hot sunny containers.

10-12 inches Sun Succulent
Annual AEONIUM ‘Blushing Bride’ House Leek

Light green rosettes of succulent foliage tipped with red.  Grows on short trunks.

1-2 feet Sun Succulent
Annual AEONIUM ‘Kiwi’ House Leek

Succulent foliage rosettes are variegated in pink, orange and green.

8-10 inches Sun Succulent
Annual AGASTACHE cana ‘Heather Queen’ Anise Hyssop

Spikes of rose pink flowers through the summer attract many insect pollinators and hummingbirds.

2-3 feet Sun 6
Annual AGASTACHE ‘Kudos Ambrosia’ Anise Hyssop

Super floriferous series from Terra Nova Nursery.  This variety with pale orange to rose spikes on tight mounds of scented foliage.  Possible Zone 5 hardiness?

16-18 inches Sun 5
Annual AGASTACHE ‘Kudos Coral’ Anise Hyssop

Super floriferous series from Terra Nova Nursery.  This variety with dense spikes of hot coral pink flowers.

18-20 inches Sun 5
Annual AGASTACHE ‘Kudos Mandarin’ Anise Hyssop

Super floriferous cultivar with spikes of bright orange flowers. An intro from Terra Nova Nursery listed as hardy to Zone 5.  We’re still going to list under annuals till we know this for sure.

18-20 inches Sun 5
Annual AGASTACHE ‘Kudos Yellow’ Anise Hyssop

Super floriferous series from Terra Nova Nursery.  This variety with dense spikes of yellow flowers.

18-20 inches Sun 5
Annual AGERATUM houstonianum ‘Blue Horizon’ Ageratum

A tall-growing, free-flowering ageratum with medium blue flowers that are excellent cutting.

2-3 feet Sun
Annual AGERATUM houstonianum ‘White Bouquet’ Ageratum

Large, fluffy white clusters of flowers are excellent for cutting. Well-branched plants are also showy in the garden and attract pollinators.

18-24 inches Sun
Annual ALOE ‘Donnie’ Aloe

Rosettes of thick, succulent foliage are dotted with white and edged with pink to red.

2-4 inches Sun Succulent
Annual ALOE ‘Green Sand’ Aloe

Thick succulent foliage speckled with white to pink bumps even along the edges.

10-12 inches Sun Succulent
Annual ALOE ‘Snow White’ Aloe

Thick succulent green foliage is heavily speckled with white.

10-12 inches Sun Succulent
Annual ANGELONIA ‘Archangel Cherry Red’ Angelonia

The first red Angelonia!  Large flowers on sturdy spikes, well-branched and floriferous.

12-14 inches Sun
Annual ANGELONIA ‘Angelface Wedgewood Blue’ Angelonia

Spikes of blue and white larkspur-like flowers on sturdy stems.

12-18 inches Sun
Annual ANGELONIA ‘Angelface White’ Angelonia

Spikes of white larkspur-like flowers on sturdy stems.

12-18 inches Sun
Annual ANGELONIA ‘Archangel Dark Violet’ Angelonia

Spikes of large, dark purple larkspur-like flowers on sturdy stems.  A well-branched and floriferous cultivar.

12-14 inches Sun
Annual APTENIA cordifolia ‘Variegata Crystal’ Heartleaf Ice Plant

A lovely trailer with heart-shaped succulent foliage edged in cream topped with bright pink, daisy flowers.

4-6 inches Sun Succulent
Annual ARISAEMA fargesii Cobra Lily

Large tropical-looking tripartite foliage with large, maroon striped spathes in early summer.  Easy to overwinter the bulbs.

2-3 feet Part Shade/Shade 6
Annual ASCLEPIAS curassavica Scarlet Milkweed

Clusters of small red-orange flowers tipped with yellow.  Blooms through the summer and attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds.  Sap is poisonous.

2-3 feet Sun Tropical
Annual BACOPA ‘Snowstorm Snow Globe’ Bacopa

Abundant large white snowflake flowers on trailing stems all summer. Heat tolerant. Excellent in hanging baskets.

2-4 inches Sun
Annual BEGONIA ‘Art Hodes’ Begonia

Large, pebbled olive green leaves have lighter veins and red undersides.

12-18 inches Part Shade Tropical
Annual BEGONIA boliviensis ‘Bossa Nova White’ Begonia

A spreading variety covered with dangling white bells on red stems through the summer.

16-20 inches Part Shade Tropical
Annual BEGONIA boliviensis ‘Encanto Orange’ Begonia

A semi-trailing Begonia boliviensis hybrid with bright orange bell-shaped blooms.

18-24 inch spread Part Shade Tropical
Annual BEGONIA boliviensis ‘San Francisco’ Begonia

Large, dangling salmon-pink bells on a spreading plant. Excellent in hanging baskets.

16-20 inches Part Shade Tropical
Annual BEGONIA boliviensis ‘Santa Barbara’ Begonia

Creamy white bells with yellow stamens dangle from pink stems on a spreading plant. Attractive serrated green foliage.

12-16 inches Part Shade Tropical
Annual BEGONIA ‘Canary Wings’ Begonoa

A golden-leaved form of B. ‘Dragon Wings’!  Bright red flowers over chartreuse foliage. Just as easy to grow. Mounding habit.

12-18 inches Part Shade Tropical
Annual BEGONIA ‘Dragon Wing Red’ Begonia

Shiny dark green leaves smothered in large red blooms.

18-24 inches Part Shade Tropical
Annual BEGONIA ‘Funky Pink’ Begonia

A cross between Begonia boliviensis and B. tuberosa with profuse, large double pink flowers dangling from a wide-spreading plant.  Easy to grow and heat tolerant.

16-20 inch spread Part Shade Tropical
Annual BEGONIA ‘Million Kisses Amour’ Begonia

A new semi-trailing, vigorous B. boliviensis hybrid covered with dark red flowers through the summer over dark foliage.

24-30 inch spread Part Shade Tropical
Annual BEGONIA ‘Million Kisses Devotion’ Begonia

A new vigorous, semi-trailing B. boliviensis hybrid covered with dangling orange-red bell flowers through the summer.

24-30 inch spread Part Shade Tropical
Annual BEGONIA venosa ‘White Rhino’ Begonia

Large rounded succulent leaves are covered with fine white hairs. Clusters of small white fragrant flowers emerge on tall stems.

12-18 inches Part Shade Tropical
Annual BIDENS ‘Goldilocks Rocks’ Bidens

Large, 3 inch yellow daisy-shaped blooms throughout the summer on a trailing plant.  Heat and drought tolerant.

8-14 inches Sun
Annual BROWALLIA americana Browallia

Small, blue star-shaped flowers with a central white blotch.  Blooms through the summer.

12-24 inches Sun/Part Shade
Annual BROWALLIA americana ‘Alba’ Browallia

Small, white star-shaped flowers on an upright plant.  Blooms through the summer.

12-24 inches Sun
Annual CALIBRACOA varieties Million Bells

Covered with hundreds of small, petunia-like blossoms, heavy blooming and self-cleaning. Fast-growing and easy. Comes in a wide range of colors.

6-8 inches Sun
Annual CALOCEPHALUS brownii Calocephalus

Silver leafless and jointed stems are semi-cascading to 10”.  An unusual texture for containers.  From Australia.

8-10 inches Sun Tropical
Annual CANNA ‘Intrigue’ Canna Lily

Small orange orchid-like flowers. Deep purple lance-shaped foliage.

4-6 feet Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual CANNA ‘Pretoria’ Canna Lily

Deep orange flowers above wild green and gold heavily striped foliage.

4-5 feet Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual CANNA ‘Tropicana’ Canna Lily

Tangerine orange flowers over foliage heavily striped with yellow, orange, pink and red.

5-6 feet Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual CAREX buchananii ‘Firefox’ Leatherleaf Sedge

Narrow copper-colored blades provide interest in containers.  Will overwinter in Vermont with adequate snow cover. 

22-24 inches Sun/Part Shade 6
Annual CENTAUREA gymnocarpa Velvet Centaurea

Large, felty, white pinnately dissected leaves make an excellent accent.

3-4 feet Sun Tropical
Annual CLERODENDRON ugandense Blue Butterfly Bush

Large panicles of bicolor blue and white winged flowers all summer on an evergreen shrub.

3-4 feet Sun Tropical
Annual CLIVIA miniata ‘Belgian Hybrid’ Kaffir Lily

Large clusters of flaming orange-red florets over strap-like foliage. Blooms in early spring and needs a cool period to bloom.  Drought-tolerant.

2-3 feet Part Shade Tropical
Annual CLIVIA miniata ‘Golden Dragon’ Kaffir Lily

Clear yellow flowers on a vigorous plants.

2-3 feet Part Shade Tropical
Annual COLEUS ‘Alabama Sunset’ Coleus

Bright pink to red foliage with touches of gold. Medium to large upright grower.

24-26 inches Sun/Part Shade/Shade