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  


  
Strobilanthes Persian Shield (Strobilanthes dyerianus)
Exotic purple leaves with purple-green veins and silvery markings provide colour all season.
Height & Width: 60cm T x 60cm W
Light Requirements: Part Shade
Zone:

  
Tassel Flower (Amaranthus 'Early Splendor')
Burgundy foliage topped by weeping clusters of scarlet flowers in summer. Heat tolerant.
Height & Width: 90 Cm T x 46 cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Thunbergia Lemon (Thunbergia alata 'Lemon')
Abundant, large yellow flowers bloom late spring to fall. Great for trellises or baskets.
Height & Width: 2m T x 90cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Torenia Moon Blue (Torenia 'Blue Moon Dantmoon')
Striking, large violet-blue flowers bloom summer to fall. Good for containers or hanging baskets.
Height & Width: 25cm T x 30cm W
Light Requirements: Part Shade
Zone:

  
Variegated Ivy Spider (Chlorophytum comosum 'Variegatum')
Arching variegated leaves and spiderlike plantlets on long stems are ideal for hanging baskets.
Height & Width: 30cm T x 90cm W
Light Requirements: Part Shade
Zone:

  
Verbena Donalena Purple Velvet (Verbena 'Donalena Purple Velvet')
Vigorous, trailing habit with clusters of large purple flowers Use in baskets and containers.
Height & Width: 46cm T x 50cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Verbena Mix Merlot (Verbena 'Merlot Mix')
Tidy, mounding selection covered with colourful flowers from spring to fall. Heat tolerant.
Height & Width: 25cm T x 30cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Vinca Cooler Mix (Catharanthus roseus 'Cooler Mix')
Masses of flowers in a refreshing array of colours from late spring through summer. Heat tolerant.
Height & Width: 38cm T x 20cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone:

  
Vinca Vine Major Variegated (Vinca major 'Variegata')
Lavender-blue spring flowers backed by light green leaves edged in white. Great groundcover.
Height & Width: 25cm T x 90cm W
Light Requirements: Part Shade
Zone:

  
Viola Sorbet Yellow Frost (Viola cornuta 'Sorbet Yellow Frost')
Brightly coloured fragrant flowers in spring and fall. Mounding habit. Use in borders or containers.
Height & Width: 15cm T x 25cm W
Light Requirements: Part Shade
Zone: