Gazania, or treasure flower, is a South African annual flower that likes hot, dry summers. Gardeners treasure its daisy-like flowers. Gazanias grow in rosette form with attractive notched leaves. Learn about ganzania.
The Heliotrope, or cherry pie, is an annual flower with an alluring fragrance. Flowers bloom in splendid clusters of deep blue, white, violet, and lavender, and are great for rock gardens. Find out about heliotrope.
Lantana is an annual flower abundantly covered through the summer with brightly colored blossoms. This woody shrub comes in white, yellow, gold, orange, and red flowers an is a great container plant. Learn about lantana.
Lisianthus, or prairie gentian, is an annual with roselike flowers. Each blossom lasts for several weeks, and plants bloom nonstop. Forever Blue is an award winning variety. Learn more about lisianthus.
Marigold is an annual flower that blooms well over a long season. American marigolds can be tall, up to 36 inches. French marigolds, or triploids, are bushier and more compact. Learn about the marigold.
The melampodium is an annual flower with bright green leaves that have many yellow, daisylike flowers peering forth all summer long. Plants are exceptionally tidy looking at all times. Learn more about this flower.
Nasturtium is an annual flower that is popular as an introduction to gardening. Salad lovers enjoy the peppery tang of nasturtium leaves and its edible flowers among their greens. Learn about nasturtium.
Nigella, or love-in-a-mist, is an annual flower with threadlike foliage. Easily grown blossoms in soft colors have a delicate look and seedpods are used in flower arrangements. Learn more about the nigella.
Perilla is an annual flower known for its frilly purple leaves. They're easy to grow and self-sow all over the place. Resembling purple basil, perilla plants grow up to three feet. Learn more about perilla.
Petunia is an annual flower that has captivated breeders with its funnel-shaped flowers. The colors go from pink through red, lavender, purple, peach, white, cream, and even yellow. Learn more about garden petunias.
Sanvitalia is an annual flower that although not a true zinnia, has enough resemblance to be called creeping zinnia. Golden-yellow flowers bloom nonstop all summer until frost. Learn more about this flower.
Snapdragon is an annual flower that children can snap open the flowers like puppets. Snapdragons endure cool weather and are planted for winter colors in mild-winter areas. Learn more about this winter flower.