Annual Flowers For Your Garden From A (alyssum) To Z (zinnia)

A is for Alyssum, which makes a carpet of tiny blooms in whites, reds, and pinks.

B is for Begonia, which have dainty pink, red, or white flowers.

C is for Celosia, which have velvety red and orange plumes.

D is for Dahlia, which produce huge flowers in purple, red, pink, orange, or yellow.

E is for Everlasting, which annuals are not – they only bloom for one year.

F is for Four O’ Clock, or Mirabilis jalapa, which as the name implies will open their blooms mid-afternoon.

G is for Geranium, with the classic red pink or white clusters of petals.

H is for Hollyhock, which has spires of flowers in purples and white, often with a different color in the center.

I is for Impatiens, with the delicate little white, pink, and red flowers that are some of the first to bloom in spring.

J is for Just, as in I’m going to just skip the letter J.

K is for Kale, which can have bright white or red leaves to brighten the garden all season.

L is for Lobelia, with their tiny and prolific cascading blue flowers.

M is for Marigold, with the brilliant yellow or orange flowers that are said to deter pests from the garden.

N is for Nasturtium, which are lovely vines with orange or red flowers that are both beautiful and edible.

O is for Osteospermum, an unusual daisy like flower that blooms in a rainbow of colors.

P is for Petunia, an old garden favorite with droopy petals in reds, pinks, whites, and even striped.

Q is for Quandry, as Q usually is for these lists.

R is for Rudbeckia, with bright yellow or orange daisy-like flowers.

S is for Snapdragons, the cheerful stalks of blooms that if you squeeze just right will look like they are snapping.

T is for Thunbergia, which has red or pink flowers with a distinctive dark “eye”.

U is for Underground, which is where you plant most seeds.

V is for Viola, with delicate purple and yellow flowers which are often the very first annuals to bloom in spring.

W is for Water, as most annual flowers will need regular watering to look their best.

X is for Xeranthemum, an unusual flower in bright pink or white.

Y is for You, as in you should try some annual flowers in your garden.

Z is for Zinnia, with the dependable big blooms in red, pink, yellow, or white.