Every variety is not equal, so discover which options are not only beautiful but also disease-resistant.
Friends don’t let friends buy annuals — or do they? This week we’ll talk about which of these fleeting gems are truly worth spending money on. We’ll discuss which annuals are our favorites in pots and which ones are best for filling in gaps in the garden. Looking for something that won’t require tons of water or fertilizer? We’ve got that covered, too.
Expert: Barbara Libner, container garden designer for Ravenna Gardens in Seattle, Washington.
- Sparkler Mix cleome (Cleome hassleriana)
- Castor bean (Ricinus communis and cvs.)
- ‘Pretoria’ canna
- Calibrachoa cvs.
- Jewels of Opar (Talinum paniculatum)
- Coleus (Plectranthus scutellarioides cvs.)
- ‘Alabama Sunet’ coleus
- ‘Lime Zinger’ coleus
- Lemon Gem/Tangerine Gem marigold (Tagetes tenuifolia cvs.)
- Nasturtiums (Tropaeolum majus cvs.)
- ‘Sea Shells’ cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Sea Shells’)
- Pansies (Viola x wittrockiana cvs.)
- Violas (Viola spp. and cvs.)
- ‘Angel Amber Kiss’ viola (Viola cornuta ‘Angel Amber Kiss’)
- Under the Sea® series coleus
- ‘Inky Fingers’ coleus
- ‘Trailing Lava Rose’ coleus
- Diamond Frost® euphorbia (Euphorbia ‘Inneuphdia’)
- Geraniums (Pelargonium spp. and cvs.)
Pelargonium ‘Frank Headley’
Pelargonium ‘Wilhelm Langguth’ (which might be synonymous with ‘Wilhelm Langath’)
- Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’
- Sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batatas cvs.)
- Verbenas (Verbena spp. and cvs.)