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  


  
Million Bells Midnight Blue (Calibrachoa 'Calimor Midnight Blue Dancalmidblu')
Masses of small, petunia-like flowers from spring through fall. Compact, trailing habit.
Height & Width: 30cm T x 46cm W
Light Requirements: Sun to part sun
Zone:

  
Million Bells Noa Yellow (Calibrachoa 'Noa Yellow')
Abundant, sunny yellow, petunia-like flowers on trailing stems from spring through fall.
Height & Width: 30cm T x 46cm W
Light Requirements: Sun to part sun
Zone:

  
Mimulus Mix Ball Magic (Mimulus 'Ball Magic Mix')
Dwarf selection with large flowers in an array of colours all summer. Perfect for beds or borders.
Height & Width: 20cm T x 20cm W
Light Requirements: Part Shade
Zone:

  
Nasturtium Red (Tropaeolum majus 'Red')
Vivid red trumpet-like flowers in summer backed by kidney-shaped leaves. Edible leaves and flowers.
Height & Width: 30cm T x 60cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Nemesia Blue (Nemesia 'Blue')
Profuse blue flowers in summer on low, compact plants. Great for borders, containers or baskets.
Height & Width: 20cm T x 25cm W
Light Requirements: Sun to Part sun
Zone:

  
New Guinea Impatiens Harmony Pink Dark (Impatiens hawkerii 'Harmony Dark Pink')
Enchanting pink flowers and deep green leaves from spring to fall. Great for containers or baskets.
Height & Width: 25cm T x 40cm W
Light Requirements: Part Shade
Zone:

  
Nicotiana Hummingbird Mix (Nicotiana alata 'Hummingbird III Mix')
This hummingbird favourite displays masses of trumpet-shaped flowers late spring through summer.
Height & Width: 30cm T x 38cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Ornamental Millet Jester (Pennisetum glaucum 'Jester')
Ribbon-like burgundy stalks topped by purple flower spikes from summer to fall. Good cut flower.
Height & Width: 76cm T x 90cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Osteospermum (Osteospermum)
Dazzling, daisy like flowers with dark centers bloom in spring and fall. Great in borders or mass plantings.
Height & Width: 46cm T x 30cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Pansy Majestic Giants II Mix (Viola x wittrockiana 'Majestic Giants II Mix')
Large, blotch-faced flowers in a wide range of colours in spring and fall. Good in pots and beds.
Height & Width: 15cm T x 15cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: