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  


  
Ivy German (Senecio mikanioides)
Fast-growing vine. Clusters of small yellow flowers atop large, fleshy leaves.
Height & Width: 15cm T x 3m W
Light Requirements: Sun to Shade
Zone:

  
Juncus Blue Arrows (Juncus inflexus 'Blue Arrows')
Narrow, upright, blue-gray leaves form stiff clumps. Heat and drought tolerant. Good pond plant.
Height & Width: 90cm T x 30cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Kong Coleus Mosaic (Solenostemon 'Kong Mosaic')
Huge, multicoloured leaves with unique patterns. A heat-tolerant, easy-care shade lover.
Height & Width: 50cm T x 46cm W
Light Requirements: Shade
Zone:

  
Lantana Tangerine (Lantana 'Tangerine Mone')
Clusters of tangerine-orange flowers bloom spring to frost on spreading plants. Heat tolerant.
Height & Width: 90cm T x 180cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Licorice Plant (Helichrysum petiolare 'Licorice')
Silvery green, licorice-scented leaves on vigorous, trailing stems. Heat and drought tolerant.
Height & Width: 25cm T x 60cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Licorice Plant Variegated 'Licorice Splash' (Helichrysum 'Licorice Splash')
Trailing, variegated, gray-green and cream, licorice-scented foliage. Heat and drought tolerant.
Height & Width: 20cm T x 46cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Lobelia Regatta Blue Splash (Lobelia erinus 'Regatta Blue Splash')
Profuse white flowers from late spring to fall are splashed with blue to create a picotee effect.
Height & Width: 15cm T x 30cm W
Light Requirements: Part Sun
Zone:

  
Lotus Vine Gold Flash (Lotus maculatus 'Gold Flash')
Soft, silver-gray, needle-like foliage is topped by gold and orange-red flowers in spring.
Height & Width: 20cm T x 90cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Marigold Antigua Mix (Tagetes erecta 'Antigua Hybrid Mix')
Huge, round flowers in shades of pale yellow to orange bloom all summer. Great in beds or borders.
Height & Width: 40cm T x 30cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Melampodium Golden Globe (Melampodium paludosum 'Golden Globe')
Globe-shaped annual covered with large, deep gold, star-shaped flowers late spring through summer.
Height & Width: 20cm T x 20cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: