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Annuals

Type Botanical Name Native Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Annual PENNISETUM setaceum ‘Fireworks’ Red Fountain Grass

A variegated form of red fountain grass with dark green blades stiped pink to dark purple.

2-4 feet Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual PENNISETUM setaceum ‘Rubrum’ Red Fountain Grass

Striking burgundy grass with rosy plumes. Lasts well into fall.

2-3 feet Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual PENTAS lanceolata ‘Cranberry Punch’ Egyptian Star

Rose-red, star-shaped flowers in rounded clusters through the summer.  Tropical woody perennials that thrive in the heat and are attractive to many pollinators.

2-3 feet Sun Tropical
Annual PENTAS ‘Monarch Bright White’ Egyptian Star

Clear white, star-shaped flowers in rounded clusters through the summer.  Tropical plants that thrive in the heat and are attractive to many pollinators.  This cultivar is tolerant of cooler conditions.

12-24 inches Sun 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 Petchoa ‘SuperCal Blue’ Petunia Hybrid

The best characteristics of the favorites Petunia and Calibrachoa with medium blue flowers.

10-14 inches Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual Petchoa ‘SuperCal Bordeaux’ Petunia hybrid

The best characteristics of the favorite Petunia and Calibrachoa with deep burgundy red flowers.

10-14 inches Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual Petchoa ‘SuperCal Lavender Star’ Petunia Hybrid

The best characteristics of the favorite Petunia and Calibrachoa with lavender and white bicolor blossoms.

10-14 inches Sun Tropical
Annual Petchoa ‘SuperCal Purple’ Petunia Hybrid

The best characteristics of the favorite Petunia and Calibrachoa with bright purple flowers.

10-14 inches Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual Petchoa ‘SuperCal Salmon Glow’ Petunia Hybrid

The best characteristics of the favorite Petunia and Calibrachoa with vivid yellow-pink flowers.

10-14 inches Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual Petunia ‘Carpet Light Blue’ Petunia

True azure blue.

8-12" Sun Tropical
Annual Petunia ‘Debonair Black Cherry’ Petunia

Black flower with burgundy undertones.

10-15 inches Sun Tropical
Annual Petunia ‘Shock Wave Coral Crush’ Petunia

Petite coral colored blooms with tiny white throat.

36" Sun Tropical
Annual Petunia ‘Sophistica Lime Bicolor’ Petunia

Large ruffled blooms with unique hot pink and lime colors.

10-15 inches Sun Tropical
Annual Petunia Supertunia ‘Hot Pink Charm’ Petunia

Medium-sized hot pink flowers.

6-12 inches Sun Tropical
Annual Petunia Supertunia ‘Mini Vista White’ Petunia

Petite true white flowers with a pale green throat.

6-12 inches Sun Tropical
Annual Petunia Surfing ‘Blue Vein’ Petunia

White with blue veining.

8-12" Sun Tropical
Annual Petunia Surfing ‘Heartbeat’ Petunia

Pink and white that is rounded to look like little hearts.

8-12" 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 ‘Platt’s Black’ New Zealand Flax

Spreading and arching nearly black leaves that reach slowly upwards of 3 to 4 feet tall. 

3-4 feet 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 amboinicus ‘Variegatus’ Cuban Oregano

Felted, semi-succulent gray-green foliage is edged in cream and is highly aromatic.  Trailing stems to 2 feet wide.  Great in containers.

10-12 inches Tropical
Annual Plectranthus argentatus Silver Spurflower

Grey felted foliage plant with large, ribbed leaves.

24-36" Sun/Part Shade Overwinter Indoors
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 Vivid Yellow’ Moss Rose

Succulent and trailing covered in yellow blooms all summer. Best in hot and sunny spots.

6-8 inches Sun Succulent
Annual Portulaca Pazzazz ‘Ultra Deep Pink’ Moss Rose

Large pink flowers with a bright yellow eye.

8-12" Sun Succulent
Annual PORTULACA ‘Pazazz Red Flare’ Moss Rose

Succulent and trailing covered in hot pink blooms all summer. Best in hot and sunny spots.

6-8 inches Sun Succulent
Annual PORTULACA ‘Pazazz Tangerine’ Moss Rose

Succulent and trailing covered in salmon orange blooms all summer. Best in hot and sunny spots.

6-8 inches Sun Succulent
Annual PTERIS cretica ‘Albo-lineata’ Variegated Brake Fern

Small, delicate fern with gray-green margins on silver fronds.

18-24 inches Part Shade/Shade Tropical
Annual SALVIA ‘Amistad’ Hybrid Sage

Whorls of large deep purple flowers all summer on a semi-shrubby plant.

4-6 feet Tropical
Annual Salvia greggia ‘San Antonio’ Autumn sage

Soft orange and yellow bicolored flowering variety.

18-24 inches Sun Overwinter Indoors
Annual Salvia greggii ‘Big Pink Autumn Sage

Large, hot-pink flowers with dark maroon calyces.

18-24 inches Sun/Part Shade Overwinter Indoors
Annual SALVIA guaranitica Blue Anise Sage

A long-blooming species with spikes of royal blue tubular flowers through the summer into fall.

3-4 feet Tropical
Annual SALVIA guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’ Blue Anise Sage

Royal blue flowers from black calyxes.

3-4 feet Sun Tropical
Annual SALVIA ‘Indigo Spires’ Indigo Spires Sage

Dramatic flowers of rich purple-blue on a large bushy shrublet from midsummer through fall.

4-6 feet Sun Tropical
Annual SALVIA involucrata ‘Mulberry Jam’ Roseleaf Sage

Deep fuchsia pink flowers backed by dark calyxes emerge from large rounded buds August until frost.  

3-4 feet Sun Tropical
Annual SALVIA ‘Love and Wishes’ Hybrid Sage

Large magenta purple tubular flowers from midsummer through the fall.

3-4 feet Sun Tropical
Annual SALVIA patens ‘Cambridge Blue’ Gentian Sage

Large powder blue flowers through the summer.

24-30 inches Sun Overwinter Dormant Indoors
Annual SALVIA splendens ‘Louie’s Orange Delight’ Scarlet Sage

Orange-red flower bracts from late summer into the fall on a tall bushy plant.

36-42 inches Sun Tropical
Annual SALVIA splendens ‘Van Houttei Paul’ Scarlet Sage

Very large and strikingly beautiful plum flowers on a bushy shrub. Blooms late summer until hard frost.

36-42 inches Sun Tropical
Annual SALVIA uliginosa Bog Sage

Native to South America. Beautiful light blue flowers on tall airy stems summer to hard frost. Needs consistently moist soil.

4-6 feet Tropical
Annual SALVIA ‘Wendy’s Wish’ Hybrid Sage

Large, hot pink tubular flowers all summer over attractive dark green foliage.

2-3 feet Sun Tropical
Annual Salvia x ‘Purple Majesty’ Anise Sage

Large purple flowers blooms mid-summer onwards.

4-5 feet Sun Tropical
Annual SCAEVOLA ‘Brilliant’ Australian Fan Flower

Profuse fan-shaped blue blooms on cascading stems all season. Can spread to 2 feet.  Excellent in pots. Drought-resistant and heat-tolerant.

12- 14 inches Sun Tropical
Annual SEDUM booleanum Sedum

Succulent, tubular gray-green foliage is stacked in small towers and topped by red blooms in early summer.

4-6 inches Sun Succulent
Annual SEDUM japonicum ‘Tokyo Sun’ Sedum

Mats of brilliant gold mini succulent foliage. Excellent for troughs.  Topped with yellow flowers in summer.

1-2 inches Sun Succulent
Annual Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’ Donkey Tails

Trailing stems are densely packed with grey-green fleshy leaves covered with a powdery farina. Small pink clusters of flowers appear in spring.

6-8 inches Sun Succulent
Annual Senecio cineraria ‘Cirrus’ Dusty Miller

Distinctive wooly-grey foliage with scalloped edges.

6-8 inches Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual Senecio haworthii Cocoon Plant

Frosty white cylindrical leaves bear bright yellow flowers on upright to trailing stems.

10-12 inches Sun Succulent