Larkspur, annual delphinium blooms in a variety of pastel colors. This tall, spiky flower prefers moist soil and full sun, and grows best in a cool climate. Learn more about larkspur, annual delphinium.
Livingstone daisy is a ground-hugging annual flower that needs full sun. The dark centers of these flowers are surrounded by petals in a wide range of colors, from pink to orange. Learn about Livingstone daisies.
Lupines can be both annual and perennial flowers. They bear pea-shaped flowers in a variety of colors. Lupines prefer full sun and continuous moisture, blooming in May and June. Learn more about lupines.
Mallow is a native of Europe grown as an annual. It has purple, pink, and lavender flowers often veined with a darker color, and requires full sun and plenty of water to thrive. Learn more about mallow.
Mexican tulip poppy is an annual that has yellow and orange flowers all summer through autumn. It requires full sun, thrives in containers, and can be used for cutting. Learn about Mexican tulip poppy.
Monkey flower is a low-growing annual flower that brightens up a shady area with bright colors and unusual marking. Perfect for containers, it thrives near water or in cool climates. Learn about monkey flower.
Looking for a great multicolor annual flower that is highly colorful but also low-maintenance? Try New Guinea impatiens. In this article, learn about planting, growing, propagating, and using New Guinea impatiens in your flower garden.
Horned poppy, or sea poppy, is an annual flower native to Europe, North Africa, and eastern Asia, partly naturalized in North America. These golden-yellow flowers need full sun. Learn about growing and using horned poppies.
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.
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.
The bachelor's button is an annual that grows one to three feet tall with innumerable fluffy but trim round flowers held above the rather sparse, long and narrow gray-green leaves. Learn about this flower.
Browallia, or sapphire flower, is an annual flower that blooms from spring to fall and year-round as window flowers. It's best in coastal gardens, but can grow as container plants. Learn about browallia.
California poppy is an orange annual flower that carpets the California hillsides in early spring. Garden forms are hardy. Colors include buff, yellow, orange, peach, red, and pink. Learn about this golden flower.