(To learn about specific varieties, click on the annual plant links in the right hand column)
Annual flowers give you the opportunity to have a totally different garden every year. We grow our annuals in our annual house on our nursery. Our expert gowers strive to produce healthy and hardy annuals.
A true annual is a plant that completes its life cycle in one year. This means it goes from seed and then dies off, during the course of one growing season. Deadheading or removing spent flowers before the seed matures produces more flowers.
Some tender perennials are grown as annuals in colder climates. For a perennial to be worth growing as an annual, it must flower profusely in its first year of growth. Pansies, lantana and alyssum are all actually tender perennials.
There are also plants considered to be hardy annuals. This just means that they are able to withstand a little frost without being killed off and will continue to bloom and set seed into the next year, but they will eventully expire. Bachelor Buttons and Salvia Victoria are examples.
Annuals can be further divided into cool season and warm season. Pansies will fade as the summer heats up. Zinnias won't even get moving until the nights stay warm.
One of our featured annuals is the Wax Begonia.