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  


  
Begonia Dragon Wing Red (Begonia 'Dragon Wing Red')
Gently weeping clusters of waxy flowers backed by glossy, wing-like leaves. Great in containers.
Height & Width: 30cm T x 80cm W
Light Requirements: Part Shade
Zone:

  
Begonia Illumination Apricot (Begonia tuberhybrida 'Illumination Apricot Shades')
Profuse double flowers in shades of apricot and orange on long, trailing stems from summer to fall.
Height & Width: 30cm T x 30cm W
Light Requirements: Part Shade
Zone:

  
Begonia Nonstop Scarlet (Begonia tuberhybrida 'Nonstop Scarlet')
Scarlet double flowers bloom summer to fall above lush foliage. Great for containers or borders.
Height & Width: 46cm T x 90cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Bidens Yellow Empire (Bidens ferulifolia 'Yellow Empire')
Compact, trailing annual with masses of bright yellow flowers throughout the season. Heat tolerant.
Height & Width: 46cm T x 90cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Black Eyed Susan Vine (Thunbergia alata 'African Sunset')
Large flowers in a sunset-like range of colours from summer to fall. Use for trellises or baskets.
Height & Width: 2m T x 90cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Brachycome Amethyst (Brachycome 'Amethyst')
Abundant, small lavender-blue flowers from spring through fall. Compact, mounding form.
Height & Width: 30cm T x 46cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Calendula Bon Bon Mix (Calendula officinalis 'Bon Bon Mix')
Brightly coloured, double flowers on dwarf plants from spring to fall.
Height & Width: 38cm T x 30cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Canna (Canna x generalis)
Clusters of large flowers on sturdy stalks above large, tropical leaves from summer to fall.
Height & Width: 76cm T x 60cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Carex Amazon Mist (Carex 'Amazon Mist')
Pale green, arching foliage with distinct, twisted tips. Compact habit is great for containers.
Height & Width: 30cm T x 35cm W
Light Requirements: Part Shade
Zone:

  
Cockscomb Century Mix (Celosia 'Century Mix')
Brightly coloured, feathery flower plumes from summer to frost. Good cut flowers. Heat tolerant.
Height & Width: 60cm T x 38cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: