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Annuals

Type Botanical Name Native Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Annual ABUTILON ‘Bella Mix’ Flowering Maple

A seed strain with dwarf habit and profuse flowers in shades of cream, yellow, apricot, orange and pink.

14-18 inches 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 Tropical
Annual ABUTILON ‘Voodoo’ Flowering Maple

Long-blooming, deep-red flowers on upright stems. A hibiscus relative, abutilons are not actually maples.

6 feet Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual ADIANTUM mairisii Maidenhair Fern

Delicate bright green fronds on black stems.

10-12 inches Part Shade/Shade Tropical
Annual AEONIUM ‘Blushing Beauty’ Blushing Aeonium

Lovely tight clusters of rosettes; spoon-shaped green leaves tinged with red on short thick stems.

1-2 feet Sun Succulent
Annual AEONIUM ‘Jack Catlin’ Red Aeonium

Clumps of red-tipped rosettes.

16-18" Sun Succulent
Annual AEONIUM ‘Voodoo’ Giant Red Aeonium

This succulent has rosettes of very dark reddish-bronze leaves on tall. stems

3-5 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 Gold’ Dwarf Hummingbird Mint, Hyssop

Forms a compact, full mound of yellow-orange spikes; especially long-blooming, fragrant, and pollinator/hummingbird attracting. Deer resistent.

16-18 inches Sun 5
Annual AGERATUM houstonianum ‘Blue Horizon’ Floss Flower

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

2-3 feet Sun/Part Shade 2
Annual ALOE ‘Donnie’ Aloe

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

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

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

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

Thick succulent green foliage is heavily speckled with white.

10-12 inches Sun/Part Shade Succulent
Annual ALOE vera Aloe vera

Known for its medicinal and cosmetic value, Aloe vera is an easy to grow succulent with rosettes of spear-shaped, lightly toothed green foliage.

12-24 inches Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual ALTERNANTHERA ‘Red Threads’ Joseph's Coat

Mounding; unusual slender leaves; forms a densely-branched, textured carpet in shades of deep burgundy. Deer resistant.

8-12 inches Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual ANGELONIA ‘Alonia Dark Lavender’ Angelonia

Earlier and long-blooming, with tall spikes of rich purple flowers; upright mounding habit; heat/rabbit/deer resistant; attracts pollinators; a great cut flower!

12-16 inches Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual ANGELONIA ‘Serena Rose’ Angelonia

A seed strain with spikes pink flowers on compact, floriferous plants.

10-12 inches Sun Tropical
Annual ANGELONIA ‘Angelface Wedgewood Blue’ Angelonia

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

12-18 inches Sun Tropical
Annual ANGELONIA ‘AngelFace White’ Angelonia

Spikes of white larkspur-like flowers on sturdy stems.

12-18 inches Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual ANIGOZANTHOS hybrids Kangaroo Paw

Australian native with unusual fuzzy paw-like blossoms in shades of red, orange and yellow over slender green foliage.  Great accent plant and a real conversation starter.  Best in well-drained soil.

12-15 inches Sun Tropical
Annual ANTIRRHINUM majus ‘Liberty Classic Yellow’ Snapdragon

An upright, intermediate-height version of the timeless favorite- a bright, clear yellow snapdragon that’s great as a cut flower.

18-22 inches Sun Tropical
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 ARGYANTHEMUM frutescens ‘Vera’ Marguerite Daisy

White daisies in abundant masses on fine blue foliage from summer through fall. Deadheading helpful.

18 inches Sun Tropical
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 BEGONIA boliviensis ‘Encanto Orange’ Begonia

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

18-24 inch spread Part Shade Overwinter Indoors
Annual BEGONIA boliviensis ‘Firecracker’ Rex Begonia

Dark plum veins surrounded by silvery blue-green, encircled by an outer ring of frosty deep purple. Makes a fun and easy houseplant.

10 inches Part Shade/Shade Tropical
Annual BEGONIA coccinea ‘Sinbad’ Angel Wing Begonia

Textured eaves begin with slightly pink and bronze tones before maturing to silvery-green. Loose, pendant clusters of small, pink flowers, though mainly grown for foliage. A great houseplant.

2-3 feet Part Shade/Shade Tropical
Annual BEGONIA ‘Groovy Mellow Yellow’ Hybrid Begonia

Mounding/semi-trailing habit works great in baskets and landscapes; buttery-yellow flowers with apricot shades all summer long.

12-18 inches Part Shade/Shade Tropical
Annual BEGONIA ‘Groovy Orange’ Hybrid Begonia

Mounding/semi-trailing habit works great in baskets and landscapes;  bold, bright orange flowers all summer long.

12-18 inches Part Shade/Shade Tropical
Annual BEGONIA ‘Groovy Red’ Hybrid Begonia

Mounding/semi-trailing habit works great in baskets and landscapes; intensely red flowers all summer long.

12-18 inches Part Shade/Shade Tropical
Annual BEGONIA ‘Groovy Rose’ Hybrid Begonia

Mounding/semi-trailing habit works great in baskets and landscapes;  hot pink flowers all summer long.

12-18 inches Part Shade/Shade Tropical
Annual BEGONIA ‘Illumination Golden Picotee’ Begonia

A trailing tuberous begonia with large double blooms of orange and gold throughout the summer.

8 inches Part Shade/Shade Tropical
Annual BEGONIA ‘Illumination Salmon’ Begonia

Perfect in baskets, cascades of coral-pink 2″ double blooms all summer.

8 inches Part Shade/Shade Tropical
Annual BEGONIA ‘Red with Bronze Leaf’ Begonia

Part of the ‘Big’ series, vigorous in sun or shade, and taller than ‘Dragon Wings’ varieties. Upright, arching habit and 2-3″ red blooms all summer.

15-20 inches Sun/Part Shade/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 Overwinter Indoors
Annual BIDENS ‘Campfire Flame’ Bidens

Vigorous and heat/drought tolerant, abundant orange-red daisy-like blooms all summer on a semi-trailing/mounding plant.

8-14 inches Sun Tropical
Annual BIDENS ‘Mega Charm’ Bidens

Compact mounded/trailing habit lovely in baskets, containers or the landscape. Daisy-like large yellow flowers bloom early and continue in summer. Drought tolerant.

12 inches Sun Tropical
Annual BROWALLIA ‘Endless Flirtation Blue’ Bush Violet

Large star-shaped indigo-blue flowers atop well-branched sturdy stems with a mounding habit. A valuable option for shade blooms!

12-16 inches Part Shade/Shade Tropical
Annual BROWALLIA ‘Endless Flirtation White’ Bush Violet

Large star-shaped white flowers atop well-branched sturdy stems. A valuable option for shade blooms!

12-16 inches Part Shade/Shade Tropical
Annual BRUGMANSIA varieties Pink Angel's Trumpet

Large, downward hanging, fragrant trumpet-shaped blooms.  Quite exotic.  These shrub-like datura relatives can reach 4’-6’ in the first season.  We’ll have cultivars with variegated foliage.

8-10 feet Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual CALIBRACHOA varieties Million Bells

Covered with hundreds of small, petunia-like blossoms, heavy blooming and self-cleaning. Fast-growing and easy. Cascading/mounding habit great for hanging baskets. Attracts many pollinators. For 2022 we’ll have Lavender, Cherry Pink, Crackling Fire, Terra Cotta, Blueberry Scone, and Trailing Yellow

6-8 inches Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual CALOCEPHALUS brownii Silver Bush, Cushion Bush

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

8-10 inches Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual CALYLOPHUS ‘Ladybird Sunglow’ Augusta Texas Primrose

Sunny yellow primrose blooms all summer on a tough plant you can neglect! Mounding/trailing habit is great in baskets, containers, and landscapes. Heat/drought tolerant. Attract bees/butterflies. Deer resistant.

8 inches Sun Tropical
Annual CANNA ‘Extravaganza’ Canna Lily

Coral pink flowers over dark burgundy foliage.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual CANNA ‘Intrigue’ Canna Lily

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

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

Bubble-gum pink blooms with rich, maroon variegated foliage striped in pink. Deer resistant; Attracts hummingbirds.

3 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 CELOSIA ‘Flamingo Feather’ Wheat Celosia

Graceful, profuse waves of rose-pink flowers shading to silver at the base. Great fresh or dried cut flower. Midsummer to fall bloom.

2-2.5 feet Sun Tropical