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Annuals

Type Botanical Name Native Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Annual LOTUS maculatus Golden Parrot's Beak

Trailing, silver-gray mound of delicate foliage. Sometimes produces golden yellow/orange flowers under the right conditions, but worthwhile regardless. Great in hanging baskets!

8 inches Sun Tropical
Annual MELINIS nerviglumis ‘Pink Crystals’ Ruby Grass

Tender grass with erect blue-green leaves and panicles of rose-hued summer flowers that fade to white. Flower panicles are covered with silky hairs. Foliage turns purple-red in fall.

18-24 inches Sun Tropical
Annual MINA lobata Firecracker Vine

Twining vine with crimson to scarlet to orange to yellow and creamy white flowers all at once.

15 feet Sun Tropical
Annual MIRABILIS jalapa ‘Salmon Sunset’ Four-O'Clock

A new color choice in four O’Clocks! Salmon buds open to bright coral flowers with a brilliant magenta star in the center. Lush and full this plant makes a statement in any garden. Flowers open in late afternoon emitting a sweet orange blossom fragrance. Attracts hummingbirds and moths.

24-36 inches Full sun Tropical
Annual MIRABILIS ‘Marbles Mix’ Four O'Clocks

Striped, trumpet-shaped flowers emit an orange blossom scent on the evening air. Opening in late afternoon they attract hummingbirds by day and moths at night. The colors of the interesting flowers range from yellow and white to pink and orange.

24-36 Full sun Tropical
Annual NEPHROLEPIS cordifolia ‘Lemon Button’ Boston Fern

Resilient and un-finicky for a Boston fern; small size is great for growing indoors; leaves give off a faint lemony scent during the spring and summer.

12 inches Part Shade/Shade Tropical
Annual NEPHROLEPIS exaltata ‘Tiger’ Boston Fern

A Boston fern with dark green foliage streaked with chartreuse.

16-18 inches Part Shade/Shade Tropical
Annual NEPHROLEPIS obliterata ‘Kimberly Queen’ Australian Sword Fern

A vigorous upright-growing fern that will tolerate full sun.

2-4 feet Sun/Part Shade/Shade Tropical
Annual NICOTIANA alata Flowering Tobacco

The long-tubed, yellowish-green to white flowers open and are fragrant only at night. A member of the nightshade family, so site away from the veggie garden to prevent viral transmission. May self-seed. Butterfly attractant.

3-5 feet Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual NICOTIANA alata ‘Lime Green’ Flowering Tobacco

Long, tubular, nocturnally-fragrant flowers in a bright lime-green.

3-5 feet Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual NICOTIANA ‘Daylight Sensation’ Flowering Tobacco

Colors range from light pink/dusty-rose to deep plum/dark crimson. The long tubular blossoms stay open during the day. Attracts hummingbirds/butterflies.

3 feet Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual NICOTIANA ‘Perfume Deep Purple’ Flowering Tobacco

More compact than other Nicotianas, with a vivid deep purple bloom that is most fragrant between dusk and dawn.

2 feet Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual NIGELLA papillosa ‘Delft Blue’ Love-in-a-Mist

White petals are brushed with a wash of blue looking hand painted! Easy to grow in any garden. As the flowers go by the seed pods are also very ornamental and make a great addition to dried bouquets.

24-30 inches Full sun Tropical
Annual OPHIOPOGON planiscapus ‘Ebony Knight’ Mondo Grass

Purple-black leaf blades and nodding pink bell-flowers that produce bluish-black berries on a slowly spreading clump.  Great as contrast in containers or as a houseplant. Some reports of hardiness to zone 5 with protection.

5-6 inches Sun/Part Shade 6
Annual OTHONNA capensis Little Pickles

Blue-green, cylindrical leaves with stems of bright yellow daisies above creeping, low-growing foliage for the rock garden or as a houseplant. Need excellent drainage and a dry winter spot. Attracts butterflies. Salt tolerant.

4 inches Sun 5
Annual OXALIS regnelli var. triangularis Purple Shamrock

This cultivar has deep purple leaves with magenta markings and small pink star-like flowers. Overwinter indoors or use as a houseplant year-round. Grows from a small corm which can be separated to increase your collection.

6-8 inches Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual PACHYPHYTUM ‘Blue Haze’ Pachyphytum

Rosettes of thick, rounded blue-gray foliage tinged pink.  Small orange-red flowers late in the season.

4-6 inches Sun Succulent
Annual PANDORA jasminoides ‘Variegata’ Variegated Bower Vine

A beautiful twining vine with cream and green variegated foliage. Large pink trumpet flowers with a bright pink throat are produced summer to fall.

10-14 feet Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual PAPAVER laciniatum ‘Feathered Mix’ Carnation Poppy

A popular heirloom poppy with fully doubled flowers looking like pompons. Each petal is finely cut to form a frilly ball, coming in many vibrant colors with still-blue foliage. Blooms from early summer on and will self-sow for many future blooms. Deer resistant. Attracts bees.

24-36 inches Full sun Tropical
Annual PAPAVER somniferum ‘Drama Queen’ OPium Poppy

Rich purple and violet blooms with fringed petals bloom heavy in late spring through mid-summer. Provides lots of pollen for bees and butterflies.

24-36 inches Full sun Tropical
Annual PASSIFLORA caerulea ‘Blue Bahama’ Passion Flower

Unusual gorgeous blue and green and white flowers.

10-15 feet Sun/Part Shade 6
Annual PELARGONIUM ‘Platinum’ Fancy Leaf Geranium

Soft gray-green scalloped leaves are thinly edged in cream.  Clusters of single flowers are soft salmon.

18-24 inches Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual PELARGONIUM ‘Mrs. Quilter’ Fancy Leaf Geranium

Gold foliage marked with a bronze ring topped with lovely light salmon pink flowers.

14-16 inches Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual PELARGONIUM ‘Persian Queen’ Fancy Leaf Geranium

Chatreuse gold foliage with large fuchsia pink flowers.

14-16 inches Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual PELARGONIUM Scented- Pine/Attar of Roses Scented Geraniums

Easy to grow geraniums with wonderful fragrant foliage.

1-3 feet Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual PELARGONIUM sidoides Geranium

Deep maroon flowers on fine stems over small grey foliage.  Good for trailing out of a mixed planter.

12-14 inches Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual PELARGONIUM ‘Vancouver Centennial’ Fancy Leaf Geranium

A compact form with striking bronze foliage edged in gold.  Flowers are red.

10-12 inches Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual PENNISETUM purpureum ‘Vertigo’ Red Fountain Grass

An upright form with wide, deep green foliage that matures to dark purple.  Large and dramatic!

4-8 feet Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual PERILLA ‘Magilla’ Ornamental Shiso

Vibrant foliage of hot pink, green and plum. Like a coleus, but for hot sun.

22-24 inches Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual PETUNIA ‘Crazytunia French Kiss’ Petunia

Spreading to 2 feet, crimson trumpet-shaped flowers with deep purple throats and white edges. Vigorous mounded plants are self-cleaning. Attracts butterflies/hummingbirds.

10 inches Sun Tropical
Annual PETUNIA ‘Crazytunia Frisky Violet’ Petunia

Large flowers with center ivory stars bordered by violet edging. Vigorous, upright mounded plants are self-cleaning.

6-12 inches Sun Tropical
Annual PETUNIA ‘Easy Wave White’ Petunia

Mounding/semi-trailing to a width of 2-3 feet; abundant white blooms; great in baskets or landscapes. Petunias don’t require deadheading but cutting back the ends promotes bushier growth. Attracts pollinators.

6-12 inches Sun Tropical
Annual PETUNIA ‘Shock Wave Coral Crush’ Petunia

Early-flowering, petite coral colored blooms with tiny white throat; spreading to 3 feet. Attracts butterflies/hummingbirds. Deadheading helpful.

10 inches Sun Tropical
Annual PETUNIA ‘Surfinia Blue Vein’ Petunia

Trailing/spreading up to 3 feet, with velvety, pale lavender to white ruffled flowers with darker purple-blue veins/centers.

8-12 inches Sun Tropical
Annual PETUNIA ‘Surfinia Heavenly Blue’ Petunia

Lilac blue flowers; slightly mounding and trailing- Surfinias are perfect in baskets!

8-12 inches Sun Tropical
Annual PETUNIA ‘Surfinia Magenta’ Petunia

Large magenta flowers with a mounding/trailing habit. Great for baskets and pollinators!

8-12 inches Sun Tropical
Annual PETUNIA Supertunia ‘Vista Silverberry’ Petunia

Vigorous mounding plants covered with blush white flowers centered and veined in deeper pink.

12-24 inches Sun Tropical
Annual PHORMIUM tenax ‘Wings of Gold’ New Zealand Flax

Olive-green sword-shaped leaves that have creamy yellow margins and a faint red cast.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual PLECTRANTHUS fosteri ‘Green on Green’ Swedish Ivy

Thick, soft, velvety leaves are green and edged in lime.

22-24 inches Sun/Part Shade Overwinter Indoors
Annual PORTULACA ‘Colorblast Mango Mojito’ Moss Rose

Succulent and trailing plant covered in yellow and orange striped blooms.  The Colorblast series have blooms that stay open longer in low light conditions.

4-6 inches Sun Succulent
Annual PORTULACA Pazzazz ‘Ultra Deep Pink’ Moss Rose

Large pink flowers with a bright yellow eye.

8-12" Sun Succulent
Annual ROSMARINUS ‘Tuscan Blue’ Tuscan Blue Rosemary

Upright hedge of aromatic, needle-like evergreen foliage excellent in culinary and medicinal applications. Profuse clear blue flowers. Can be kept as a houseplant.

6 feet Sun 8
Annual RUDBECKIA hirta ‘Cherry Brandy’ Gloriosa Daisy

Beautiful cherry-red petals surround a chocolate-brown center. An easy to grow self-sowing annual.

20-22 inches Sun 6
Annual RUDBECKIA hirta ‘Indian Summer’ Gloriosa Daisy

Free-flowering “gloriosa daisies”are short-lived, but reseed vigorously. This cultivar has large, 6-8 inch golden yellow flowers with dark centers.

2-3 feet Sun 6
Annual RUDBECKIA hirta ‘Prairie Sun’ Gloriosa Daisy

Free-flowering “gloriosa daisies”are short-lived, but reseed vigorously. This cultivar has yellow flowers centered in orange.  

30-36 inches Sun 6
Annual RUDBECKIA ‘Denver Daisy’ Gloriosa Daisy

Compact with larger golden-yellow flower have a mahogany blotch at the base of each petal.

12-20 inches Sun 6
Annual SALVIA ‘Amistad’ Hybrid Sage

Salvias are pollinator magnets with long, narrow, tubular blooms that hummingbirds love! Whorls of large deep purple flowers all summer on a semi-shrubby plant.

4-6 feet Sun Tropical
Annual SALVIA farinacea ‘Sallyfun Bicolor Blue’ Mealy Cup Sage

Bicolor blue and white blooms. Deer/drought resistant. Attracts bees/butterflies/hummingbirds.

18-24 inches Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual SALVIA farinacea ‘Sallyfun Deep Ocean’ Mealy Cup Sage

Deep blue flowers on showy spikes throughout the summer. Deer/drought resistant. Bees/butterflies/hummingbirds all love it.

12-24 inches Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual SALVIA farinacea ‘Sallyfun Sky Blue’ Mealy Cup Sage

Powder blue flowers on showy spikes throughout the summer. Deer/drought resistant. Great for bees/butterflies/hummingbirds.

18-24 inches Sun/Part Shade Tropical