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 Annuals

Lantana

 

Lantana

    Lantana - please refer to plant caretag for specific variety information

 

Colours - Mixed

 

Flowering period - Mid June to mid September.

 

Features - Clusters of tiny flowers against gray green foliage.

 

Spacing - Plant 15" apart (38 cm)

 

Height - Grows 24" tall (61 cm)

 

Soil and water - Best in rich, moist, well drained soil. Water as needed.

 

Light requirements - Plant in full sun.

 

Best use - Use in pots or borders.

 

Growing tips - Poor frost tolerance. Grows well in hot, dry areas of the garden. Prune as necessary to shape plants and increase bushiness.

 

 

Annual definition

An annual is a plant that completes its life cycle, from seed to bloom and back to seed again all in a single growing season.

 

Planning your garden

For beginners it is important to draw a garden layout plan

• Choose plants suitable for the site (sun vs. shade, soil, etc)

• Arrange plants according to their height

• Arrange according to plant form and texture

• Arrange according to flowering periods for constant blooming

• Arrange in groupings by type and color considerations

 

Spring annuals - FAQs

Q - Can I plant Impatiens in full sun?
A - Impatiens prefer partial sun to shade.

 

Q - What is the difference between seed and zonal geranium?
A - Seed geranium is grown from seed, zonal is grown from a cutting.

 

Q - How often should I water my hanging baskets?
A - Water hanging baskets only when the soil is dry to the touch.

 

Q - When is the best time to water my plants?
A - Early morning is best, because plants have a chance to soak up the moisture. Watering late in the evening can promote disease in plants.

 

Q - What is the difference between an annual and a perennial?
A - An Annual goes through its life cycle in one summer, and a perennial will bloom summer after summer.

 

Q - What is a premium annual?
A - A Premium Annual is a plant grown from a cutting.

 

Q - When is the best time to plant vegetables?
A - After the last heavy frost, usually after Mothers Day.

 

Q - What is the difference between sun impatiens and regular impatiens?
A - Sun impatiens is commonly known as new guinea impatiens and will generally tolerate more sunny locations.

 

Q - I love to plant annuals but I hate to pull weeds, what can I do?
A - By using landscape fabrics and/or mulches you can help to prevent weeds from growing up in your garden.

 

Q - How much fertilizer should I use to make my flower beds look good?
A - Different plants need different fertilizers, fertilizing once every 2 weeks will promote strong healthy plant growth. Too much fertilizer can be bad.

 

Q - How far apart should I plant my annuals?
A - Consult the plant care tag, this will give you an idea of the height of the plant. A general rule is to plant them 1/2 to 2/3 the height of the plant.

 

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Annuals

Click on an annual from the list below to see a photo and find lots of growing and plant care tips.

 

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   Ageratum

   Alternanthera

   Alyssum

   Argyranthemum

   Aster

   Bacopa

   Begonia

   Begonia Dragon Wing

   Begonia Non Stop

   Bidens

   Boston Fern

   Brachycome

   Caladium

   Calibrachoa

   Carpathian Harebell

   Celosia

   Coleus

   Crossandra

   Cuphea

   Dahlia

   Dianthus

   Diascia

   Dichondra

   Duranta

   Dusty Miller

   Euryops

   Evolvus Blue Daze

   Fuchsia

   Garden Mum

   Gazania

   Geranium

   Geranium Ivy

   Geranium Zonal

   Gerbera Daisy

   Gomphrena

   Helichrysum

   Heliotrope

   Hypoestes

   Impatiens

   Impatiens Double

   Impatiens Fiesta

   Impatiens New Guinea

   Iresine

   Lantana

   Lobelia

   Marigold

   Marguerite Daisy

   Melampodium

   Mimulus

   Nemesia

   Nicotiana

   Osteospermum

   Pansy

   Pentas

   Petunia

   Petunia Wave

   Phlox

   Platycodon

   Plumbago

   Purslane (Portulaca)

   Ruellia

   Salvia

   Scaevola

   Scutellaria

   Setcreasea

   Snapdragon

   Strawberry

   Strobilanthes

   Torenia

   Verbena

   Vinca

   Viola

   Zinnia