Annuals Database

Welcome to our annuals database where you can search by many key attributes to discover the perfect perennial for you.  If you want to design a garden, check out these garden design software options.

Finding the perfect flower or plant for some spots is never easy.  In some cases, it may be well worth the time to use garden design software.

But, a good starting point is to figure out which flowers and plants will not only survive, but will thrive in your yard.

To figure this out, you need to look at the key attributes of various flowers and plants such as hardiness zones, sun requirements and water requirements.  Of course you also have to like the look of the flower so that you get the intended design in your garden.

To that end, we put this gallery together.  The cool thing is we’re madly adding a lot of annuals to this gallery so it will grow over time just as our perennials gallery will grow.

 We continually update this database, so please bookmark it and check back weekly.

 To learn more about each item in the gallery, click the title or image and you’ll be taken to the brief article about that plant/flower that provides key information (and in many cases an instructional video).


Indian blanket (Gaillardia pulchella)



Details

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Common Name

Indian blanket

Scientific Name

Gaillardia pulchella

Type

Annual

Sub-Type

Sun

Full sun

Water

Dry to medium

Hardiness Zones

2 to 11

Soil pH

6.2 to 7.2

Flower Color

Red, Yellow, Bicolor

Special Characteristics

Attracts birds and butterflies, Tolerates drought, showy flowers, easy to grow

Height at Maturity

12-18”

Video



Perennial Flax



Details

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Common Name

Perennial Flax

Scientific Name

Linum perenne

Type

Perennial, Annual

Sub-Type

groundcover

Sun

Full sun to Part Shade

Water

Medium

Hardiness Zones

5 to 8

Soil pH

6.5 to 7.5

Flower Color

Blue

Special Characteristics

Showy Flowers

Height at Maturity

1' to 2'

Video



Pincushion Flower



Details

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Common Name

pincushion flower

Scientific Name

Scabiosa atropurpurea

Type

Perennial, Annual

Sub-Type

Groundcover

Sun

Fullsun

Water

Medium

Hardiness Zones

9 to 11

Soil pH

6.6 to 7.8

Flower Color

Blue, Violet, Red

Special Characteristics

Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds, Showy Flowers, Container

Height at Maturity

9" to 12"

Video



Pink



Details

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Common Name

Pink

Scientific Name

Dianthus chinensis

Type

Perennial, Annual

Sub-Type

ground cover

Sun

Full Sun to Part Shade

Water

Dry to medium

Hardiness Zones

6 to 9

Soil pH

6 to 7

Flower Color

Pink, ROse

Special Characteristics

Attracts birds and butterflies, Showy flowers Showy flowers

Height at Maturity

6" to 12"

Video



Pink Dianthus



Details

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Common Name

Pink Dianthus

Scientific Name

BOUQUET ROSE MAGIC

Type

Perennial, Annual

Sub-Type

Sun

Full Sun

Water

medium

Hardiness Zones

4 to 8

Soil pH

5.8 to 6.2

Flower Color

pink, rose

Special Characteristics

Showy, Fragrant

Height at Maturity

18" to 24"

Video



sweet William_Dianthus barbatus



Details

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Common Name

Sweet William

Scientific Name

Dianthus barbatus

Type

Perennial, Annual

Sub-Type

evergreen

Sun

Full sun to part shade

Water

Medium

Hardiness Zones

3 to 9

Soil pH

5.8 to 6.8

Flower Color

Red, pink, white, bicolor

Special Characteristics

Attracts birds and butterflies, showy flowers, fragrant

Height at Maturity

1' to 2'

Video





If you’re looking to drill down your search, check out:

How to use our annuals photo gallery?

You can use it for inspiration but you can also use it to get various bits of information about each flower.  Under each image and name (common and scientific) we include a table that sets out important growing information.

Moreover, in many cases, we include a how-to-grow or how-to-care-for video which is really helpful if you need even more information about the flower.

In order to ensure our web pages load reasonably fast, we restrict the number of annuals per page to 20.  Therefore, just up above is a numerical pagination where you can scroll through to more examples.

Do you need to expand your flower search?

We have you covered.  Check out our searchable flower and plant database here.