Easy-to-grow annuals for sun. List of types of annual flowers by height. Types of annuals to grow in sunny flower beds or container gardens. Order plants online.
When you plant annuals, a world of color, shape and even fragrance opens up to you.
Borders of mixed annual flower plants around the house will adorn a boring foundation while expressing your personality. High traffic areas, such as the land adjacent to a patio, merit special attention. Annual flower beds planted here will be enjoyed on a daily basis by every member of the household.
Sun-loving annuals highlight an Arizona waterfall landscape design.
That narrow strip of ground between the driveway and the property line, where you dare not plant anything large or permanent, can be safely brought to life with annual plants.
Blue and white petunias mix it up in a color bowl.
Set a large container in places where the soil is not good.
Fill it with a quality potting mix and plant it with a single type of annual plant or a mixture of several different plants.
The black-eyed Susan vine is another stunning annual trailer suitable for tall pots or hanging baskets.
White petunias and orange nasturtiums make a lovely combination as do red and white wax begonias planted alternately in the pockets of a large strawberry jar.
To help you in planning your flower beds and borders, I'm going to divide this list of sun-worshipers by height.
These are plants which will grow to a height of 5 feet or more by the end of the growing season.
Plants from 30-45 inches tall:
Plants from 6-24 inches in height at maturity:
'Cherokee Sunset' is a member of the Rudbeckia hirta clan which are annual Black Eyed Susan flowers. (Rudbeckia fulgida encompasses the perennial types.)
Another member of this group is the gold and green Rudbeckia 'Irish Eyes'.
Plumbago auriculata, is a marvelous South African native that is covered in true blue flowers all season long. It is unreliably perennial in my zone 9a yard.
Plumbago can be grown as an annual as it will go from seed to bloom in one season.
All About Annual Plants
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