The annuals found in our greenhouses truly prove that Four Seasons is where it’s fun to color your world! These healthy, vigorous plants are great performers when used as bedding plants, in baskets, or containers. Locally grown by us, for you, you won’t find a larger selection of plants specifically chosen for our area anywhere else!
A true annual is a plant that completes its life cycle in one year. This means it goes from seed to seed and then dies off, during the course of one growing season. The whole mission of an annual is to produce seed and propagate. That’s why deadheading or removing spent flowers before the seed matures, produces more flowers and therefore more potential seed.
Some tender perennials are grown as annuals in colder climates. For a perennial to be worth growing as an annual, it must flower profusely in its first year of growth. Pansies, lantana and alyssum are all actually tender perennials.
Some plants are considered to be hardy annuals. This just means that they are able to withstand a little frost without being killed off and will continue to bloom and set seed into the next year, but they will eventually expire.
Annuals can be further divided into cool season and warm season. Pansies will fade as the summer heats up. Zinnias won’t even get moving until the nights stay warm.
Annual flowers give you the opportunity to have a totally different garden every year.
Ask for Vic, Gail, Robin, or Rhonda and we’ll be happy to help you find the colors of summer that are right for your yard!