Annual flowers have one season to do a lot of work. This means that they bloom quickly, providing instant gratification, and continue to flower for the entire growing season. Annuals are great for experimenting with your garden, giving you the opportunity to try new plants and color schemes while you decide on your forever garden.
Many gardeners grow annuals for seasonal color alongside existing perennials, shrubs and trees. They come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Some produce amazing flowers, while others are all about striking foliage.
Popular annual flowers and plants:
- Ageratum (floss flower)
- Angelonia (summer snapdragon)
- Sweet potato vine