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  
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Rudbeckia Tiger Eye Gold (Rudbeckia hirta 'Tiger Eye Gold')
Exotic orange and yellow flowers with a dark brown eye bloom summer to frost. Disease resistant.
Height & Width: 60cm T x 60cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
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Salvia Red Hot Sally (Salvia splendens 'Red Hot Sally')
A butterfly and hummingbird favourite with spikes of red flowers late spring to fall.
Height & Width: 30cm T x 30cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Salvia Victoria Blue (Salvia farinacea 'Victoria')
Long-blooming, bushy plant with spikes of two-lipped, violet-blue flowers from summer to frost.
Height & Width: 46cm T x 30cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Sanvitalia Golden Aztec Yellow (Sanvitalia 'Aztec Gold')
Golden yellow, daisylike flowers with a yellow-green center bloom all summer.
Height & Width: 30cm T x 46cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Scaevola Top Pot Blue (Scaevola 'Top Pot Blue')
Fan-shaped, deep blue flowers all summer. Dwarf, compact plants. Great for containers or baskets.
Height & Width: 38cm T x 60cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
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Snapdragon Rocket Mix (Antirrhinum majus 'Rocket Mix')
Tall spikes of densely packed flowers with a spicy scent, bloom summer to fall. Use for cut flowers.
Height & Width: 76cm T x 30cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Solanum Jasminoides Variegated (Solanum jasminoides 'Variegata')
Twining vine with striking, gold-edged foliage. Clustered-white flowers bloom spring to fall.
Height & Width: To 120cm long
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Spilanthes Peek a Boo (Spilanthes oleracea 'Peek a Boo')
Olive-shaped, golden yellow flowers topped with a burgundy eye bloom all summer. Good in planters.
Height & Width: 60cm T x 30cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Strawflower Helica Yellow (Bracteantha bracteata 'Helica Yellow')
Bright yellow flowers on compact, mounded plants. Drought tolerant. Good dried flower.
Height & Width: 30cm T x 38cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Streptocarpella Concord Blue (Streptocarpella 'Concord Blue')
Fuzzy green leaves topped by lavender-blue flowers on thin stems. Use in baskets or planters
Height & Width: 30cm T x 46cm W
Light Requirements: Part Shade
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