A List of Annual Flowers Divided by Color

A list of annual flowers to brighten your beds or container gardens. Perennials versus annuals. Plants and seeds available for every color including black.

A small front yard devoted, almost exclusively, to annuals.

Gardening with annuals is fun because you can achieve quick results. Annual flower seeds are readily available for all of the plants on this list. If you enjoy watching a seed sprout and grow into an annual bedding plant, then start your plants from seed.

If you are impatient, like me, you can plant annuals that are already blooming by beginning with nursery plants. You can also order annual flowers online right here.

Either way, your planting will mature rapidly. Most annual flower plants are genetically programmed to mature in a few weeks.


Perennials versus Annuals

See how the sun loving annuals planted in front of the hedge and at the mailbox brighten this Central Florida front yard landscape design.

Perennials are investment plants.

They're the retirement plan of the plant world.

You have to be patient and willing to wait for a period of years to receive the benefits they offer.

Perennial border plants are long-lasting, beautiful landscape accents and, in the long run, they are cheaper than annuals which makes them the better investment.

They are also the plants of choice for lazy gardeners.

You plant them once and they come back year after year on their own.

So why plant annuals ?

Instant gratification.

Annual plants are the fast food of the plant world. And on a plant-by-plant basis, they are cheaper than perennials. Even if the budget is tight this year, you can still get your plant fix.

You can quickly surround yourself with color by growing annual flowers in the spring.

Here's a list of annual flowers to help you chase away the winter blues.


White/Silver Annual Plants

Petunia Shock Wave Coconut

Dichondra Silver Falls

Lisianthus White Rose

Giant White Moonflower

Zinnia, White Wedding

Petunia, Supercascade White

Rare Black Annuals

Petunia Phantom

Petunia Black Cat

Petunia Sophistica Blackberry Hybrid

Blue Annual Flowers

Lisianthus Blue Rose

Sky Blue Petunia

Heavenly Blue Morning Glory Vine

Blue Boy Cornflower Seeds

Baby Blue Eyes Nemophila

Salvia Black & Blue Plants and Seeds

Purple Flowers

Grandpa Ott Morning Glory Vine

Victoria Salvia

Petunia, Supercascade Blue

Purple Wave Petunias

Serena Purple Angelonia

Diana's Blueberry Dianthus

List of Red Annual Flowers

Dragon Wing Begonia, Red

Celosia, Red Velvet

Petunia, Supercascade Red

Celosia, Fresh Look Red

Red Vinca Merry Go Round

Calla Lily Red Alert

Pink Annuals

Cosmos, Double Take

Petunia, Tie Dye Hybrid

Lisianthus Balboa Rose

Martha Washington Petunia

Calibrachoa, Callie Painted Coral

Stardom Pink Geranium

Yellow/Gold Flowers

Teddy Bear Sunflower

Lemon Cream Calendula

Lofty Lady Marigold Seed

Indian Summer Rudbeckia

Sunflower, Frilly Hybrid

Thunbergia alata Seeds

Orange Annual Flowers

Gazania, Kiss Bronze Star

Oktoberfest Calendula Seeds

Heirloom Nasturtium, Vesuvius

Queen Sophia Marigold

Bright Lights Cosmos

Begonia, Sparks Will Fly

Green Flowers

Tequila Lime Zinnia Seeds

Love Lies Bleeding, Green Amaranthus

Bells of Ireland, Pixie Bells

Mixed Colors

Kaleidoscope Four O'Clocks

Alaska Mix Nasturtium Seeds

Moulin Rouge Pansy Seeds

Tricolor Daisy Chrysanthemum

Cleome, Queen Mixed Colors

Petunias, Burpee's Best Mix



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Growing Annuals in the Shade

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