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


Tuberose is an annual flower that has white blossoms and a very sweet aroma. Cultivated by the Aztecs, they grow best in warm climates with lots of sun. In this article, learn about growing tuberose.

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

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

    Prepare yourself for a full crop of bud-busting trivia. From pollination to cultivation to symbolism, we’ve got it all covered (and fertilized and watered). Does plant prowess come naturally to you? See more »

  • African Daisy

    African Daisy

    Native to South Africa, the African Daisy brings a vibrant splash of yellow or orange to any flower bed. Learn how to grow African daisy at HowStuffWorks. See more »

  • Ageratum, Floss Flower

    Ageratum, Floss Flower

    Ageratum are fluffy annual flowers that come in white, lavender-blue, and pink and are ideal for summer gardens and containers. Ageratum plants are covered with clusters of small, fuzzy blue flowers. Learn about floss flowers. See more »

  • Alternanthera


    Alternanthera, coming in perhaps 200 varieties, attracts attention for its leaf color, varying from gold to fuschia. Take caution with frost exposure and learn more about alternating alternanthera's colors in garden beds or hanging pots. See more »

  • Amaranthus, Summer Poinsettia

    Amaranthus, Summer Poinsettia

    Amaranthus, or summer poinsettia, is an annual plant capped with a swirling crown of hot-colored yellow and red leaves. The upper third of the plant eventually takes on red and yellow leaves. Learn about amaranthus. See more »

  • American Marigold

    American Marigold

    American marigold is the largest of the marigolds. Great height and large flowers add loads of glowing color to flower beds, containers, and borders. Read more about this popular annual. See more »

  • Annual Baby's Breath

    Annual Baby's Breath

    Annual baby's breath is a delicate annual flower that produces white and pink flowers. Learn how to grow and cultivate baby's breath. See more »

  • Annual Beard Tongue

    Annual Beard Tongue

    Annual beard tongue is a languid annual that produces flowers of various colors, including pink, white and blue. Learn how to grow and maintain beard tongue. See more »

  • Annual Black-Eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy

    Annual Black-Eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy

    Most of know that these bright annuals do well in large containers and are good cut flowers. When planting them, consider any sunny location is ideal. Beds, borders, and planting strips or embedded with ornamental grasses is recommended.  See more »

  • Annual Candytuft

    Annual Candytuft

    Annual candytuft is an informal annual that's ideal for edging walkways and flowerbeds. Learn about growing, propagating, and using annual candytuft at HowStuffWorks. See more »

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