Annuals Organized by Landscape Characteristics

Easy-to-Grow Cosmos, Portulaca, California Poppy, Purple Fountain Grass, Celosia, Marigold, Coleus, Vinca, Petunia, Zinnia
Shade or Semi-shade Coleus , Salvia, Impatiens, Begonia
Hot, Dry Locations Cosmos, Creeping Zinnia, Portulaca, Vinca
Poor Soils California Poppy, Portulaca, Iceland Poppy, Purple Fountain Grass, Celosia
Hardy and Half-Hardy Petunia, Phlox, California Poppy, Iceland Poppy, Larkspur, Dianthus, Ornamental Kale, Pansy
Sow or Transplant in Fall Pansy, Cosmos, California Poppy, Iceland Poppy,
May Self-Seed Year after Year Cosmos, Nicotiana, Pansy, Impatiens, Portulaca,
Larkspur, California Poppy, Vinca, Zinnia
Can be Direct-Seeded Iceland Poppy, California Poppy, Larkspur, Marigold, Gomphrena, Zinnia
Use as Cut Flowers Dianthus, Salvia, Larkspur, Marigold, Celosia, Phlox,
Cosmos, Zinnia
Suitable for Drying Gomphrena, Celosia, Strawflower
Grown for Fragrance Nicotiana, Phlox, Dianthus, Petunia
Grown for Colorful Foliage Dusty Miller, Purple Fountain Grass, Coleus,
Ornamental Kale
Used for Edging Dusty Miller, Petunia, Begonia, Phlox, Portulaca , Coleus, Marigold, (dwarf), Zinnia (dwarf), Dianthus, Pansy
Suitable for Containers Phlox, Impatiens, Portulaca, Begonia, Marigold, Coleus, Pansy, Petunia
Suitable for Backgrounds and Screens Cosmos, Marigold (tall var.), Hibiscus,
Purple Fountain Grass, Celosia (tall var.), Coleus, Zinnia (tall var.)
Suitable for Use as Groundcovers Creeping Zinnia, Portulaca, Vinca
Attract Birds Petunia, Salvia, California Poppy, Portulaca, Zinnia
Attract Hummingbirds and Butterflies Phlox, Salvia, Verbena, Zinnia

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