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  


  
Perilla Magilla Purple (Perilla frutescens 'Magilla Purple')
Stunning burgundy leaves with a bright pink to red center. Best colour with more sun. Heat tolerant.
Height & Width: 90cm T x 46cm W
Light Requirements: Sun to Shade
Zone:

  
Petunia (Petunia)
Nonstop performer with frilly, flowers from spring to fall on trailing stems. Great in beds and containers.
Height & Width: 15cm T x 60cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Phlox 21st Century Mix (Phlox drummondii '21st Century Mix')
Brightly coloured flowers bloom spring through fall on compact plants. Great in borders and pots.
Height & Width: 25cm T x 40cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Plectranthus Lemon Twist (Plectranthus ciliatus 'Lemon Twist')
Refreshing green leaves with irregular yellow and white margins. Excellent in borders or containers.
Height & Width: 38cm T x 46cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Polka Dot Plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya 'Splash Select Pink')
Attractive pink and green leaves add colour to borders or containers. Heat and drought tolerant.
Height & Width: 46cm T x 38cm W
Light Requirements: Sun to Shade
Zone:

  
Portulaca Tequila Mixture (Portulaca grandiflora 'Tequila Mix')
Beautiful rose-like flowers on trailing stems from early summer to frost. Thrives in heat and sun.
Height & Width: 15cm T x 30cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Potato Vine Blackie (Ipomoea batatas 'Blackie')
Stunning, purplish-black leaves on trailing stems. Good colour contrast to planters or beds.
Height & Width: 15cm T x 90cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Potato Vine Chartreuse Margarita (Ipomoea batatas 'Margarita')
Bright chartreuse, heart-shaped leaves add dramatic colour contrast to mixed planters or beds.
Height & Width: 15cm T x 90cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum 'rubrum')
Mounding ornamental grass with narrow bronze colored leaves contrasted with pinkish plumes. Perennial in habit but not hardy for our area. Looks great in borders or planters.
Height & Width: 1m T x 1m W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Purslane Samba Bicolour (Portulaca oleracea 'Samba Bicolour')
Large white and pink flowers on trailing stems from late spring to frost. Thrives in heat and sun.
Height & Width: 15cm T x 60cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: