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. You may get some ideas.
Floriography, or the language of flowers, stems from the coded messages of the Victorian era that facilitated the exchange of feelings among the simply unpoetic or those who were forbidden to verbally communicate their passions.
French marigolds are among the most popular annuals in American gardens. They come in an array of glowing yellows, oranges, golden, and reds and are often multicolored. Read about these garden favorites.
Love lies bleeding is a variety of Amaranthus with brightly colored ropes of flowers in red, white or bright green. They grow rapidly in hot weather with many colors and textures. Read more about this tropical foliage.
Rose balsam is an old-fashioned flower with narrow, elongated leaves and cup-shaped flowers of white, purple, pink, or red. Read how to grow, propagate, and use this widely adaptable and generously flowing annual.
Cobbity daisy is originally a product of the University of Sydney, Australia. They are naturally compact and need no pinching to grow full with single to double daisylike flowers. Read more about this great annual.
Dracaena, or spike plant, was traditionally considered a houseplant, but has now moved outside as an annual. The leaves add great height and texture to any garden scenery. Read about this fascinating plant.
Moonflowers make a lovely display for a twilight stroll because they open in the evenings and reflect the moonlight. They grow quickly and rapidly stretch their vines up to 15 feet long. Read more about this mysterious flower.