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Annuals

Type Botanical Name Native Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Annual COLEUS ‘Compact Red’ Coleus

Small deep red leaves with a fine green edge. Vigorous trailing & creeping stems mix well with others in containers.

12-14 inches Sun/Part Shade/Shade Overwinter Indoors
Annual COLEUS ‘Dipt in Wine’ Coleus

Velvety red leaves are centered and edged with gold.

2-3 feet Sun/Part Shade/Shade Overwinter Indoors
Annual COLEUS ‘Japanese Giant’ Coleus

Large green foliage is speckled and edged in burgundy.

24-30 inches Sun/Part Shade/Shade
Annual COLEUS ‘Kiwi Fern’ Coleus

A distinctive coleus with slender burgundy fern-shaped leaves, edged with gold ruffles.

18-20 inches Sun/Part Shade/Shade
Annual Coleus ‘Redhead’ Coleus

Saturated, vivid red foliage.

16-24" Part Shade/Shade Overwinter Indoors
Annual COLEUS ‘Wasabi’ Coleus

Brilliant chartreuse foliage on a vigorous upright plant.

24-30 inches Sun/Part Shade/Shade Overwinter Indoors
Annual COLOCASIA esculenta ‘Black Magic’ Elephant Ears

Huge heart-shaped purple-black  leaves lend a tropical look to gardens & large containers.  Can grow in water.

3-4 feet Part Shade Tropical
Annual COLOCASIA esculenta ‘Illustris’ Elephant Ears

A slightly smaller growing form with emerald green, arrow-shaped leaves marked with black.

2-3 feet Part Shade Tropical
Annual CRASSULA capitella Jade Plant

Fleshy propeller-like foliage is tipped in red and purple shades and stacked in small pyramids.

4-6 inches Succulent
Annual CRASSULA ‘Ivory Pagoda’ Ivory Pagoda Jade Plant

Overlapping, upright, succulent gray leaves form small “towers”.

4-5 inches Succulent
Annual Crassula ‘Morgan’s Pink’ Jade Plant

Thick silver-blue foliage that is stacked along the stem. Clusters of pink flowers at the ends of stems appear from winter to spring.

4-6 inches Sun Succulent
Annual CRASSULA perforata var. falcata Sickle Plant

What a cool plant!  Gray-green, succulent, sickle-shaped leaves alternate in a tight clump.

12-18 inches Succulent
Annual CRASSULA perforata ‘Variegata’ String of Buttons

Succulent triangular leaves are edged in cream to pink and form small upright stacks.

9-12 inches Succulent
Annual CUPHEA ignea ‘David Verity’ Firecracker Plant

Bright orange, 1”-2″ tubular flowers that hummingbirds love.  Blooms through the heat of the summer.

2-3 feet Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual CUPHEA x purpurea ‘Firefly’ Bat-faced Cuphea

Large, cherry-red, winged flowers through the summer are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.

18-20 inches Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual CYNARA cardunculus Cardoon

Magnificent, silver-gray deeply lobed foliage is topped with purple, thistle-like flowers in late summer.

3-4 feet Tropical
Annual Cynoglossum amabile ‘Blue Showers’ Chinese Forget-Me-Not

True-blue, forget-me-not flowers on branching stems.

15-30" Sun 6
Annual Dahlia ‘American Sun’ Dahlia

Large bright yellow blooms on strong stems.

30-36 Sun Store Dormant Indoors
Annual DAHLIA ‘Bishop of Llandaff’ Dahlia

This showy cultivar has dark purple foliage and single red 4″ flowers through the summer. Store the roots in a frost free location over the winter.

2-4 feet Overwinter Dormant Indoors
Annual DAHLIA ‘Bishop of Canterbury’ Dahlia

Another dark foliage form with deep red peony flowers. 

2-4 feet Tropical
Annual DAHLIA ‘Bishop of Oxford’ Dahlia

Single flowers of brilliant orange flowers over chocolate brown foliage.

2-4 feet Overwinter Dormant Indoors
Annual DAHLIA ‘Bishop of York Dahlia

Single clear yellow flowers over bronze foliage.

2-4 feet Overwinter Dormant Indoors
Annual Dahlia ‘Bluetiful’ Dalia

Large lavender-blue ruffled blooms.

2-3 feet Sun Overwinter Dormant Indoors
Annual DAHLIA ‘Karma Chocolate’ Dahlia

Yummy double burgundy flowers darken to almost black in the center. Stems and foliage are also dark.

2-3 feet Overwinter Dormant Indoors
Annual Dahlia ‘Karma Lagoon’ Dahlia

Lush magenta and violet-blue blooms.

2-3 feet Sun Overwinter Dormant Indoors
Annual Dahlia ‘Karma Pink Corona’ Dahlia

Medium pink cactus form.

2-3 feet Sun Overwinter Dormant Indoors
Annual DAHLIA ‘Karma Sangria’ Dahlia

Large, yellow-centered pink flowers made up of quilled petals stand on strong stems through the summer.

3-4 feet Tropical
Annual DAHLIA ‘Mystic Illusion’ Dahlia

Prolific bright yellow single blooms over dark foliage.

3-4 feet Overwinter Dormant Indoors
Annual Datura ‘Double Yellow’ Angel's Trumpet

Huge 6″ double flowers on bushy plants. The seeds are very toxic.

36-48" Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual DATURA ‘Purple Petticoats’ Angel's Trumpet

Robust plants with large, fragrant, trumpet-shaped flowers.  This cultivar with double purple and white flowers.  Seeds are poisonous.

2-4 feet Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual DICHONDRA micrantha ‘Silver Falls’ Silver Falls Dichondra

Mat-forming with long draping stems of silver, pubescent foliage.  Drought-tolerant.  Excellent in containers.

2-4 foot spread Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual Digiplexis Illumination ‘Raspberry Improved’ Foxglove

Masses of tall “Foxglove” like raspberry-pink flower spikes will appear all summer, a magnet for butterflies and hummingbirds.

24-30" Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual Eccremocarpus saber ‘Pink Lemonade’ Chilean Glory Flower

Climbing vine with small oval, prominently-veined, light green leaflets and 6-inch long racemes of tubular Pale pink with yellow-tipped flowers.

6-8 feet Sun Tropical
Annual Echeveria ‘Blue Curls’ Echeveria

Ruffled blue-green rosettes take on pink tones when the weather is cool in spring and fall.

10-12 inches Sun Succulent
Annual ECHEVERIA ‘Chroma’ Echeveria

Succulent rosettes of foliage are dark maroon mottled with pink.

4-6 inches Succulent
Annual Echeveria derenbergii Painted Lady

Small pagoda-shaped rosettes are a frosty green, sending up pinkish stems of yellow flowers spring through summer.

2-4 inches Sun Succulent
Annual ECHEVERIA harmsii Echeveria

Succulent lanceolate foliage is tipped in red and covered in soft hairs.  Orange flowers in spring.

6-12 inches Sun Succulent
Annual ECHEVERIA ‘Perle Von Nurnberg’ Echeveria

Bold rosettes of succulent pink-toned gray foliage.

6-10 inches Succulent
Annual ECHEVERIA setosa Echeveria

Rosettes of succulent spoon-shaped foliage are covered with soft white hairs.  Orange flowers appear in late spring on 12 inch stalks.

2-4 inches Sun Succulent
Annual ECHEVERIA ‘The Rose’ Echeveria

Thick ruffled lavender-red foliage is very sculptural.  Forms a large rosette.

16-18 inches Sun Succulent
Annual Eschscholzia californica California poppy

Bright satiny flowers come in the colors of the sunset.

10-18" Sun Tropical
Annual EUCALYPTUS gunnii ‘Silver Drop’ Eucalyptus

Rounded to oval aromatic gray-green foliage is a great filler in flower arrangements.  A tree in warmer climates, this will make a bushy container plant in the north.

3-4 feet in a container Tropical
Annual Euphorbia ‘Diamond Frost’ Spurge

Abundant pure white flowers spreading and cascading perfect for window boxes and baskets.

30-36" Sun Tropical
Annual EUPHORBIA ‘Diamond Snow’ Flowering Spurge

Clouds of small white, baby’s breath-like flowers through the summer.  Habit is compact and mounding.  Excellent filler in containers.

12-18 inches Sun Tropical
Annual EUPHORBIA ‘Starblast Soft Pink’ Flowering Spurge

Clouds of small soft pink, baby’s breath-like flowers through the summer on a compact plant.  Excellent filler in containers.  

10-12 inches Sun Tropical
Annual EVOLVULUS ‘Blue My Mind’ Dwarf Morning Glory

Profuse blue flowers over gray-green foliage.  Heat loving.  Sprawls to 2 feet.

6-12 inches Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual FUCHSIA ‘Autumnale’ Fuchsia

Long blooming tropicals for sun or part shade with dangling tubular flowers beloved by hummingbirds.  This variety has red flowers over coppery foliage and a mounding habit.

18-20 inches Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual FUCHSIA ‘Firecracker’ Fuchsia

Bright red tubular flowers over foliage variegated with pink and white.  Habit is upright.

24-30 inches Part Shade Tropical
Annual FUCHSIA ‘Gartenmeister Bonstedt’ Fuchsia

One of our favorites.  An upright grower with bright coral-red flowers over dark foliage.

22-24 inches Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual FUCHSIA ‘Mrs. J. D. Frederick’ Fuchsia

Bright single, pink corolla backed by pale pink sepals on an upright cultivar.

22-24 inches Tropical