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The encyclopedia of annuals helps you identify a multitude of annuals. Learn the facts from the encyclopedia of annuals before planting your own garden.

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Annual Stock Flower

Stock is an annual flower that grows in consistent formations and works well as a cut flower. Stock grows very well in beds or rows. In this article, learn about planting and growing stock.


Name That Annual Flower Quiz

 Name That Annual Flower Quiz

Got a green thumb? Test your knowledge of annual flowers with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

April Showers, May Flowers: The Full-on Flower Quiz

 April Showers, May Flowers: The Full-on Flower Quiz

Spring flowers are known for their vibrant colors. Test your knowledge of blooming plants with this spring flower quiz. See more »

 How to Preserve Geraniums

Just because the winter is coming doesn't mean that your geraniums will be lost. Learn about how to preserve geraniums in this article. See more »

 Are pansies delicate flowers?

According to the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the pansy is most certainly not delicate. Learn more about pansies from this article. See more »

 How to Care For Petunias

Do you know how to care for Petunias? Find out how to care for petunias in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

Annual Flowers Image Gallery

 Annual Flowers Image Gallery

Annuals are primed to germinate quickly when conditions are right, grow speedily, and then make loads of flowers, fruits, roots, and seeds. Learn all about annual flowers by checking out this annual flower pictures image gallery. See more »

Asparagus Fern

 Asparagus Fern

Asparagus fern is an easy house plant and a popular annual grass for outdoor gardens. Learn how to care for the asparagus fern at HowStuffWorks. See more »

American Marigold

 American Marigold

American marigold has gorgeous golden flowers that are the largest of all marigolds. Learn how to grow it at HowStuffWorks. See more »

French Marigold

 French Marigold

French marigolds are beautiful annuals. They do not grow very tall and are therefore perfect for borders. Learn about them at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Love Lies Bleeding

 Love Lies Bleeding

Love lies bleeding is a good background plant due to its height. Putting several together will highlight their tassels. Learn more at HowStuffWorks. See more »