Annuals

Plants and flowers classified as annuals are those which complete their life cycle within one year. Most are native to warmer, tropical regions and do not tolerate Ontario’s cold fall and winter temperatures. A few hardy annuals (like Pansies) can tolerate light frost.

Annual flowers are appreciated for their variety, colours and growing habits – many blooming continuously from the moment they’re planted until first frost.

Annuals are ideally suited for the garden border – coming into bloom after the spring perennials complete their explosion of colour, filling bare areas of the garden where colour and interest is desired and for all types of container gardening, including pots, planters and window boxes.

Cozyn’s Garden Gallery partners with Ontario’s best growers to ensure you have the best quality and best selection of annuals available. If you’re looking for what’s hot, what’s new and plants for every type of of soil, light and growing conditions, visit Cozyn’s Garden Gallery


Common Name    Category  
Botanical Name   Light Requirements  
Zone  


  
Ageratum Hawaii Blue (Ageratum 'Hawaii Blue')
Compact, heat tolerant plants covered with fuzzy flowers from late spring through summer.
Height & Width: 15 cm T x 25 cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Alligator Weed Créme de Menthe (Alternanthera 'Creme de Menthe')
Rich green foliage with irregular, creamy white variegation brightens any garden. Heat tolerant.
Height & Width: 46 cm T x 30 cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Alligator Weed Red Threads (Alternanthera ficoidea 'Red Threads')
Bright red, threadlike leaves contrast well with silver- or green-leaved plants. Use as a border.
Height & Width: 15 cm T x 25 cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Alyssum Wonderland Blue (Lobularia maritima 'Wonderland Blue')
Dwarf, ground cover plant. Fragrant blue flowers. Great for edging.
Height & Width: 8cm T x 25cm W
Light Requirements: Part Shade
Zone:

  
Alyssum Wonderland White (Lobularia maritima 'Wonderland White')
Dwarf, ground cover plant. Fragrant white flowers. Great for edging.
Height & Width: 8cm T x 25cm W
Light Requirements: Part Shade
Zone:

  
Angelonia Alonia Blue Dark (Angelonia 'Alonia Dark Blue')
Spikes of orchid like flowers, flowering all summer. Heat and humidity tolerant. Great for garden and planters.
Height & Width: 30cm T x 76cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Argyranthemum Reflection Yellow Cream (Argyranthemum frutescens)
Abundant summer colour from pale yellow flowers with a dark center. Durable and heat tolerant.
Height & Width: 46cm T x 60cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Aster Dwarf Queen Mix (Callistephus chinensis 'Dwarf Queen Mix')
Bushy, compact selection with large double flowers in a wide range of colours.
Height & Width: 25cm T x 20cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Bacopa Great Blue Lake (Sutera cordata 'Scopia Great Blue Lake')
Trailing selection with large flowers, deep blue or pink from summer to fall. Good in hanging baskets.
Height & Width: 25cm T x 20cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Begonia Cocktail Mix (Begonia 'Cocktail Mix')
Waxy, leaves topped by colourful flowers from spring through fall. Available dark leaves or green.
Height & Width: 30cm T x 46cm W
Light Requirements: Sun to Shade
Zone: