Must-have annuals – long flowering period

Do you want plants that can flower your yard from spring until the first severe frosts? Here are a few annuals that will meet your expectations in addition to being easy to grow, performing and resistant to diseases and insects. These annuals have moreover appealed to the public at various competitions or on evaluation and demonstration of ornamental plants sites in Canada, the United States or Europe.

The narrow-leaved Angelonia ‘AngelMist Spreading White’

  • Scientific name: Angelonia angustifolia ‘AngelMist Spreading White’
  • Habit: creeping
  • Flowering: white
  • Height: 15 to 25 cm (6 to 10 inches)
  • Width: 30 to 40 cm (12 to 16 inches)
  • Soil: moist and well drained
  • Exposure: sun

The Tuberous Begonia ‘Illumination Scarlet’

  • Scientific name: Begonia tuberhybrida ‘Illumination Scarlet’
  • Habit: downward
  • Flowering: crimson red
  • Height: 35 to 40 cm (14 to 16 inches)
  • Width: 15 to 20 cm (6 to 8 inches)
  • Soil: light, moist and well drained
  • Exposure: filtered sun

The Tuberous Begonia ‘Nonstop Mocca Pink Shades’

  • Scientific name: Begonia tuberhybrida ‘Nonstop Mocca Pink Shades’
  • Habit: erect
  • Flowering: pink
  • Height: 25 cm (10 in)
  • Width: 30 to 38 cm (12 to 15 inches)
  • Soil: light, moist and well drained
  • Exposure: filtered sun

The Madagascar Periwinkle ‘Cora Deep Lavender’

  • Scientific name: Catharanthus roseus ‘Cora Deep Lavender’
  • Habit: erect
  • Flowering: dark lavender
  • Height: 30 to 40 cm (12 to 16 inches)
  • Width: 45 to 60 cm (18 to 24 in)
  • Soil: well drained
  • Exposure: sun

The Cleome ‘Senorita Rosalita’

  • Scientific name: Cleome ‘Senorita Rosalita’
  • Habit: erect
  • Flowering: lavender rose
  • Height: 90 to 120 cm (3 to 4 feet)
  • Width: 50 to 60 cm (20 to 24 inches)
  • Soil: rich and well drained
  • Exposure: sun

The Cape Daisy ‘Asti White’

  • Scientific name: Osteospermum ‘Asti White’
  • • Habit: erect
  • • Flowering: white with a blue core
  • • Height: 45 to 50 cm (18 to 20 inches)
  • • Width: 45 to 60 cm (18 to 24 in)
  • • Soil: moist but well drained
  • • Exposure: full sun

The Pelargonium ‘Survivor Plum’

  • Scientific name: Pelargonium hortorum ‘Survivor Plum’
  • Habit: erect
  • Flowering: pink with a purple core
  • Height: 30 to 40 cm (12 to 16 inches)
  • Width: 30 cm (12 inches)
  • Soil: rich and well drained
  • Exposure: sun

The Petunia ‘Baby Duck Yellow’

  • Scientific name: Petunia ‘Baby Duck Yellow’
  • Habit: spread
  • Flowering: pale yellow
  • Height: 25 to 35 cm (10 to 14 inches)
  • Width: 60 to 90 cm (2 to 3 ft.)
  • Soil: rich, light and well drained
  • Exposure: sun

Verbena ‘Tuscany Rose with Eye’

  • Scientific name: Verbena ‘Tuscany Rose with Eye’
  • Habit: erect
  • Flowering: pink with white eye
  • Height: 20 to 25 cm (8 to 10 inches)
  • Width: 40 to 50 cm (16 to 20 in)
  • Soil: rich and well drained
  • Exposure: sun