Annuals are plants that survive for a single growing season. They are typically planted in the spring after the last frost and provide a full season of color. Annuals can be planted in pots like patio containers or window boxes, or they can be planted in the ground in garden beds or along pathways or foundation plantings. Annuals can be started from seed, but are more commonly bought and sold in 6-packs, flats, or individual pots. Annuals are mostly bought for their flowers which come in a vast array of colors, but many annuals are used for their unique and colorful foliage.
Some of the popular types of annuals are Petunias, Impatiens, Geraniums, Vinca, Coleus, Begonia, Sweet Potato Vine, Nemesia, Lobelia, Lantana, Pansies, Osteospermum, Euphorbia, Dahlia, Ageratum and Marigold.