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Annuals

Type Botanical Name Native Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Annual CHASMATOPHYLLUM masculinum ‘Krugerskraal’ Tiger's Jaws

Tight mat of succulent toothed foliage with fluffy bright yellow flowers.

2-4 inches Sun Succulent
Annual CITRUS meyeri ‘Improved Meyer’ Meyer Lemon

An easy to grow lemon/mandarin orange cross that produces lots of flowers and fruit.

6-10 feet Tropical
Annual CITRUS limon ‘Variegata’ Variegated Lemon

Shiny foliage edged in cream and fragrant white flowers. Over winter indoors as a houseplant in a sunny window.

6-10 feet Sun Overwinter Indoors
Annual CLERODENDRUM ugandense Blue Butterfly Bush

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

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade 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 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 ‘Fishnet Stocking’ Coleus

Green foliage is heavily veined and edged in burgundy.

2-3 feet Sun/Part Shade/Shade Tropical
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 Tropical
Annual COLEUS ‘Redhead’ Coleus

Saturated, vivid red foliage.

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

Beautiful russet orange foliage. Deer/drought resistant.

2-4 feet Sun/Part Shade/Shade Tropical
Annual COLEUS ‘Torchlight’ Coleus

Fuschia/maroon foliage with green borders. Deer/drought resistant.

3 feet Sun/Part Shade/Shade Tropical
Annual COLEUS ‘Wasabi’ Coleus

Brilliant chartreuse foliage on a vigorous upright plant.

24-30 inches Sun/Part Shade/Shade Overwinter Indoors
Annual COSMOS bipinnatus ‘Double Click Bicolor Violet’ Cosmos

A new Cosmos with striped and ruffled petals of purple & white on strong stems making it a great cut flower. It branches well and when regularly deadheaded will send out a nonstop display all summer. Drought tolerant Attracts bees, butterflies and lady bugs

36-48 inches Full sun Tropical
Annual COTYLEDON orbicular ‘Elk Horns’ Elk Horns

An interesting succulent with powdery-silver gray-green leaves, round initially then becoming flat and multi-pronged.

12 inches Sun Succulent
Annual CRASSULA capitella Jade Plant

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

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

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

4-5 inches Sun 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 ovata ‘Gollum’ Jade Plant

Tubular succulent foliage is tipped in red and grows on upright trunks.  Looks like some bizarre underwater creature.

2-3 feet Sun 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 Sun Succulent
Annual CUPHEA ‘Hummingbird’s Lunch’ Firecracker Plant

Red and yellow two-toned, tubular blooms all summer that butterflies and hummingbirds love. Drought/heat/clay tolerant

24 inches Sun Tropical
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 ‘Vermillionaire’ Firecracker Plant

Bright red, tubular flowers tipped yellow all summer on an upright plant.  A hummingbird magnet.

18-30 inches Sun Tropical
Annual CUPHEA 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 CYNOGLOSSUM amabile ‘Blue Showers’ Chinese Forget-Me-Not

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

15-30" Sun 6
Annual CYPERUS albostriatus ‘Variegatus’ Dwarf Papyrus, Dwarf Striped Umbrella Plant

Miniature, palm tree-looking rosettes. Foliage is green splashed with an uneven silver streaking. Moist to wet soil.

2-3 feet Part Shade Tropical
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 Sun Overwinter Dormant Indoors
Annual DAHLIA ‘Bishop of Canterbury’ Dahlia

Another dark foliage form with deep red peony flowers. 

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

Single flowers of brilliant orange flowers over chocolate brown foliage.

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

Single clear yellow flowers over bronze foliage.

2-4 feet Sun Overwinter Dormant Indoors
Annual DAHLIA ‘Blue Bell’ Dahlia

Fully double, 4-6 in. wide purple-blue flowers with broad petals that fade to lavender-blue, from summer to frost.

2-3 feet Sun Overwinter Dormant Indoors
Annual DAHLIA ‘Gold Crown’ Dahlia

Large, spiky gold-orange flowers on strong stems from June to Sept.

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 Sun 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 Prospero’ Dahlia

Soft lilac pink double waterlily-shaped blooms are held upright on sturdy stems.

3-4 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 Sun Overwinter Dormant Indoors
Annual DAHLIA ‘Mystic Illusion’ Dahlia

Prolific bright yellow single blooms over dark foliage.

3-4 feet Sun 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 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 Sun Succulent
Annual ECHEVERIA derenbergii ‘Painted Lady’ 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 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 California ‘Worldcup’ California Poppy

Blue-green ferny foliage is the perfect contrast to the rich buttery orange blooms on the poppy. The flowers are doubled up making each floret more vibrant. Deer resistant Drought tolerant Attracts bees

8-12" Full sun Tropical
Annual ESCHSCHOLZIA californica California poppy

Bright satiny flowers come in the colors of the sunset.

10-18" Sun Tropical