Annuals

Annuals

Pansies Field Grown

Pansies Field GrownLatin Name: Viola x wittrockiana
Height: 4 – 8 inches
Width: 8 – 12 inches.
Light: Full sun to part shade
Water: Average
Soil: Well Drained
Description: From tiny, cheerful Johnny jump-ups to the stunning 3-inch blooms of Majestic Giant pansies, the genus Viola has a spectacular array of delightful plants for the spring garden. They’re must-haves to celebrate the first days of spring since they don’t mind cold weather and can even take a little snow and ice! They’re pretty planted in masses in the ground, but also cherished for the early color they bring to pots, window boxes, and other containers. By summer, pansies bloom less and their foliage starts to brown. It’s at this time that you’ll have to be tough and tear them out and replant with warm-season annuals, such as marigolds or petunias. But that’s part of their charm — they are an ephemeral celebration of spring!

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Potato Vine

Potato Vine Latin Name: Ipomoea batatas
Height: 20 to 25 ft.
Width: 20 to 25 ft.
Light: Full sun
Water: Average
Soil: Well Drained
Description: Attractive, shrubby climber gives an almost perpetual display of showy blue-white blossoms. Good ornamental cover for fences or walls, or grow across lattice for shade. Semi-evergreen.

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Thunbergia

Thunbergia Latin Name: Thunbergia alata
Height: 3.00 to 8.00 feet
Width: 3.00 to 6.00 feet
Light: Full sun
Water: Average
Soil: Well Drained
Description: It will grow to 3-8’ tall in a single season. Features ovate-triangular toothed green leaves (to 3” long) and solitary axillary salverform orange-yellow flowers (to 2” long) with 5 spreading petal lobes and dark throats. Blooms in summer to fall, but best bloom is often in late summer and fall after the hot summer temperatures moderate.

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Caladium

CaladiumLatin Name: Caladium
Height: 1.00 to 2.50 feet
Width: 1.00 to 2.50 feet
Light: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water: Average
Soil: Well Drained
Description: Caladiums (sometimes commonly called angel wings) are arum family members that are grown exclusively for their bold and colorful foliage. Calla-type flowers, if present, are usually hidden. Plants typically grow in clumps to 1-2.5′ tall. Arrowhead-shaped leaves (to 1.5′ long) are various shades of green mottled and blotched with pink, red, white or combinations thereof often with distinctively colored veins. Synonymous with C. x hortulanum.

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Bidens

Bidens Latin Name: Bidens
Height: 12 – 14 Inches
Width: 14 – 18 Inches
Light: Full sun
Water: Average
Soil: Well Drained
Description: Bidens is a perfect container plant. It spills down the edges of windowboxes, large pots, and planters with starry, yellow flowers and ferny, green foliage. Some varieties are fragrant so plant them where you can enjoy their sweet scent. Bidens likes rich, well-drained but moist soil. While it’s a perennial in Zones 8-10, it’s usually grown as an annual.

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Dianthus

DianthusLatin Name: Dianthus
Height: 16
Width: 12
Light: Full sun
Water: Average
Soil: Well Drained
Description: The quintessential cottage flower. Pinks are treasured for their grasslike blue-green foliage and abundant starry flowers, which are often spicily fragrant. Depending on the type of pink, dianthus flowers appear in spring or summer and tend to be pink, red, white, rose, or lavender, but come in nearly all shades except true blue. Dianthus plants range from tiny creeping groundcovers to 30-inch-tall cut flowers, which are a favorite with florists. Foliage is blue-green.

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Helichrysum Assorted

Helichrysum Assorted Latin Name: Helichrysum
Height: 8 – 12 Inches
Width: 18 – 20 Inches
Light: Part Sun, Sun
Water: Average
Soil: Well Drained
Description: Elegant, silvery licorice plant is so useful to set off flowers in blue, white, purple, and other colors and to add contrast to plantings where you want more than just a mass of green. It’s especially good in containers, where you can admire it up close and show off its spreading habit to best effect. Technically a tropical shrub, licorice plant is usually grown as an annual in the United States. It does best in full sun and well-drained soil.

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Lantana

LantanaLatin Name: Lantana
Height: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Width: 3.00 to 5.00 feet
Light: Full sun
Water: Average
Soil: Well Drained
Description: Lantana’s aromatic flower clusters (called umbels) are a mix of red, orange, yellow, or blue and white florets. Other colors exist as new varieties are being selected. The flowers typically change color as they mature, resulting in inflorescences that are two- or three-colored.”Wild lantanas” are plants of the unrelated genus Abronia, usually called “sand-verbenas”.

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Pansies Trailing

Pansies TrailingLatin Name: Viola x wittrockiana
Height: 4 – 8 inches
Width: 8 – 12 inches.
Light: Full sun to part shade
Water: Average
Soil: Well Drained
Description: From tiny, cheerful Johnny jump-ups to the stunning 3-inch blooms of Majestic Giant pansies, the genus Viola has a spectacular array of delightful plants for the spring garden. They’re must-haves to celebrate the first days of spring since they don’t mind cold weather and can even take a little snow and ice! They’re pretty planted in masses in the ground, but also cherished for the early color they bring to pots, window boxes, and other containers. By summer, pansies bloom less and their foliage starts to brown. It’s at this time that you’ll have to be tough and tear them out and replant with warm-season annuals, such as marigolds or petunias. But that’s part of their charm — they are an ephemeral celebration of spring!

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Primrose

Primrose Latin Name: Primula vulgaris
Zone: 9 – 11
Height: 0.25 to 0.50 feet
Width: 25 to 0.75 feet
Light: Part shade
Water: Average
Soil: Well Drained
Description: The primrose is well-known as one of the first flowers of the year, indeed the common name derives from ‘prima rosa’ meaning ‘first flower’. It is a symbol of both the spring and of Easter. The crinkled green leaves form loose rosettes, and are covered on the underside with a fine layer of downy hairs. The flowers are pale yellow, or rarely pink, and measure 20-40 mm in diameter.