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An annual is a plant that grows for an entire year and then dies. The seed usually begins to germinate in late winter or early spring. In the spring and summer, the plant grows and begins to bloom. When fall comes with the frost, the plant dies. The vibrant colors of annuals are a bright spot in any garden or landscape. They come in a variety of different shapes and types to help you achieve your perfect garden look. Below is a list of various annuals to brighten your garden:

Key: W = white, Y = yellow, O = orange, R = red, B = blue, PK = pink, PR = purple, BRN = brown. FS = full sun, HS = half day’s sun, S = sun, MS = morning sun, SHD = shade, E = either.

NAMECOLORHEIGHT/
SPACING
WHERE TO
PLANT
COMMENTS
AFRICAN DAISYW,Y,O12-15″/10-12″S
ARGERATUMB,W10-12″/10-12″MS
ALYSSUMW,PK,PR4-6″/6-10″FS
AMARANTHUSR2-4’/group or 2′HS
ASTERW,PK,B,Rdwarf-10″, tall-2′ 6-10″HS
BACHELOR’S BUTTONPK,W,B18-24″/610″HS
BALSUMPK,W12″/6-10″SHD
BEGONIAPK,W,R,O12″/pot or 6-10″SHD
BEGONIA HANGERPK,W,R,Ovine to 3’/ potsSHD
BELLS OF IRELANDG2-2 1/2’/12″S
BLACK-EYED SUSANY with BRNvine to 12′MS
BROWALLIABvine to 10′MS
CALENDULAY, O12″S
CALIFORNIA POPPYPK,Y,O12″/6-12″S
CANTERBURY BELLSPK,W,B,PR20-30″/2′HS
CARDINAS CLIMBERRvine/12-24″S
CASTER BEANSfoliage30″/3′Ssmall flower
CELOSIAR2-3’/12″HS
CHINA ASTERPK,W,B2’/10-12″S
CHINESE FORGET-ME-NOTB15-18″/6-10″HSgood cover/bi-annual
CLEOMEPK4’/2′Sgood background
COCKSCOMBY,R,O18″-2/6-10″Sbright color
COLEUSR,Y,O2’/pots or 6″SHDgrown for foliage
ENGLISH DAISYPK,W,R10″/6-10″MSgood border
FLOWERING KALER,W18″/6-10″Swinter flowering
FOUR O’CLOCKSall but B2-3’/10″Swill take over
GASONIAstripes Y,O,R10-12″/6-12″Smulch, good border
GERANIUMW,R,O15″-3’/pot or 2′indoor in winter
GODITAmixed15″/10″Sgood border
ICELAND POPPYPK,W15″/6-10″MSgood border
IMPATIENSPK,W2’/6-10″MScut back for blooms
KOCHIA (BURNING BUSH)R in fallto 3′Sgood hedge
LANTANAR,O,Yto 3′Sindoor in winter
LOBELIAW,B6-10″/6″SHDgood ground cover
LIVINGSTON DAISYPK,Rto 18″/6″HSborder plant
LUPIN BLUE
“Texas Blue Bonnet”
B12-15″/8″Sgood background
MARGERITEPK,Y,W,B15″/6-10″HSgood color
MARIGOLD, dwarfY,Oto 10″/6-10″Slow maintenance
   ”      med.Y,Oto 20″/6-10″Slow maintenance
   ”      largeY,Oto 3′Slow maintenance
MORNING GLORYR,PK,W,Bvine/10″Splant for walls
NASTURTIUMPK,O,Yto 15″/10″Egood border
NICOTIANAPK,B2’/12″HSrelated to tobacco
PANSYallto 12″/6-10″MSgood border
PEPPER ORNAMENTALR,O fruit12″/6″ potSbest in pots
PETUNIAallto 15″Sgood color
   ”  hangingallvine to 2’/10″Sbest potted, or walls
PHLOX, twinklePK,W,O,B6″/10″Sgood border
PINCUSHIONPK,R,W,B30″/12″S-HSgood background
POPPYO,Y18″/12″Slots of color
PORTULACA
“Moss Rose”
Y,PK,W,R6″/10″Sgood in poor soil
PRIMROSEmixedto 10″/6″MSgood in shade also
SALVIAR,W,Bto 18″/6″SHDgood border
SCARLET RUNNERRvine/12″Sgood on fences
SNAPDRAGONS dwarfR,W,PK,B,PR4-6″/10″Sbi-annual
    ”       stndrdR,W,PK,B,PRto 3’/10″Sbi-annual
STOCK  dwarfall but Yto 12″/12″Sbi-annual
  ”    giantall but Yto 30″/12″Sbi-annual
STRAWFLOWERSPK,Y,W6-20″/10″Sgood dried
SUNFLOWERSY with BRNto 8’/3′Sgood for seed
SWEET PEAPK,W,B12-14″/10″Saromatic, vine-type
SWEET WILLIAMPK,R,Wto 15″/10″Ecolor all summer
VERBENAall but Y12″/12″Sannual type
VINCAPK, W mix6-10″/12″MS or SHDcolor all summer
VIOLAall4-8″/10″MSgood ground cover
ZINNIA dwarfall4-6″/10″Slow maintenance
  ”    largeallto 30″/10″Slow maintenance

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