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Height in. (")

Flower Color

Space in. (") Apart

Bloom Time

Hardiness

Exposure

Uses

Name

1

Ageratum houstonianum

8-12

Lavender Pink Blue White

8

Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct

Tender

Sun to Part Shade

Edging, Comb Pot

 

Mexican Ageratum, Flossflower

2

Angelonia angustifolia

12-24

Pink Blue White

12-24

June, Jul, Aug, Sept

Half Hardy

Sun to Part Shade

Potted, Comb Pot

 

Angelonia

3

Antirrhinum majus

6-36

White Yellow Pink Copper Crimson Red

15

Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct

Very Hardy

Sun to Part Shade

Cut Flower

 

Snapdragon

4

Argyranthemum species

6-36

White Yellow Pink Various

12-24

June, July, Sept, Oct

Half Hardy

Full Sun

Cut Flower, Potted

 

Marguerite Daisy

5

Bacopa species

3

Pink White Lavender Various

12

June, July, Aug

Tender

Sun to Part Shade

Comb Pot

 

Bacopa, Water Hyssop

6

Begonia semperflorens cultorum

6-10

White Red Rose Pink

12

June, Jul, Aug, Sept

Tender

Part Shade to Shade

Edging, Comb Pot

 

Wax Plant, Fibrous-rooted Begonia, Wax Begonia

7

Begonia x tuberhybrida

6-24

White Yellow Pink Red Salmon Orange

18-24

June, Jul, Aug, Sept

Tender

Part Shade to Shade

Edging, Potted, Hanging Basket

 

Hybrid Tuberous Begonia

8a

Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group)

10-15

Blue Green

15

Not important

Very Hardy

Full Sun

Edging 

 

Flowering Kale, Ornamental Kale

8b

Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group)

10-15

Blue Green

15

Not important

Very Hardy

Full Sun

Edging 

 

Flowering Cabbage, Ornamental Cabbage

9

Calendula officinalis

15-24

Buff Rose Copper Yellow Orange

15

Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct

Hardy

Full Sun

Cut Flower

 

Calendula, Pot Marigold

10

Calibrachoa species

6-12

Pink Rose White Salmon Yellow Violet Lavender 

18-24

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Half Hardy

Sun to Part Shade

Edging, Comb Pot, Hanging Basket

 

Peruvian Petunia, Calibrachoa

11

Callistephus chinensis

18-36

White Pink Rose Violet Lavender

15-24

Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct

Half Hardy

Sun to Part Shade

Cut Flower

 

China Aster, Annual Aster

12

Canna x generalis

12-60

Pink Rose Red Yellow Scarlet

24

Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov

Tender

Full Sun

Background Plant

 

Canna

13

Capsicum annuum

10-20

Green White; Fruit: Red

15-18

Aug, Sept, Oct

Tender

Full Sun

Edging

 

Bush Red Pepper

14

Catharanthus roseus

14

White Violet Rose

15-20

Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct

Half Hardy

Full Sun

Edging

 

Periwinkle

15

Celosia cristata

10-18

Yellow Red Orange Violet Crimson 

15-24

Jul, Aug, Sept

Tender

Full Sun

Cut Flower, Comb Pot

 

Cockscomb

16

Celosia plumosa

12-36

Yellow Orange Red Crimson Pink

15-24

Jul, Aug, Sept

Tender

Full Sun

Cut Flower, Comb Pot

 

Feather Cockscomb, Plume Cockscomb

17

Centaurea cyanus

20-30

White Buff Pink Crimson Maroon

15-24

June, Jul, Aug, Sept

Very Hardy

Sun to Part Shade

Cut Flower, Corsage

 

Cornflower, Bachelor's Button

18

Cleome hassleriana

36-48

Pink White

15

Jul, Aug, Sept

Tender

Full Sun

Cut Flower, Background

 

Cleome, Spider Flower

19

Coleus x hybridus

8-16

Foliage

12

June, Jul, Aug, Sept

Tender

Sun to Shade

Edging, Rock Garden

 

Coleus

20

Cosmos bipinnatus

36-60

Rose Pink White

12-24

Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct

Hardy

Full Sun

Cut Flower, Comb Pot, Background

 

Cosmos

21

Cosmos sulphureus

18-36

Yellow Orange 

12-24

June, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct

Hardy

Full Sun

Cut Flower, Background

 

Yellow Cosmos, Klondide Cosmos

22

Dahlia hybrids

18-24

White Pink Rose Yellow

16

June, Jul, Aug, Sept

Tender

Sun to Part Shade

Potted, Comb Pot

 

Garden Dahlia

23

Dianthus caryophyllus

15-18

Pink Red White Yellow Salmon

12

June, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct

Hardy

Sun to Part Shade

Cut Flower, Corsage

 

Annual Carnation

24

Dianthus chinensis

10-12

White Pink Rose Red  Salmon

12

June, Jul, Aug, Sept

Hardy

Sun to Part Shade

Edging

 

China Pinks, Rainbow Pinks

25

Diascia species

15

Rose Violet

6-12

May, June, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct

Half Hardy

Sun to Part Shade

Edging, Rock Garden, Comb Pot

 

Diascia, Twinspur

26

Fuchsia x hybrida

18-36

Pink Rose Red 

18-20

June, Jul, Aug, Sept

Tender

Part Shade

Potted

 

Fuchsia, Lady's Eardrops

27

Gazania rigens

8-10

White Yellow Orange Pink

12

Jul, Aug, Sept

Hardy

Full Sun

Edging, Rock Garden, Comb Pot

 

Gazania 

28

Gerbera jamesonii

12-18

Yellow Salmon Pink Red

12-15

Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct

Half Hardy

Sun to Part Shade

Cut Flower, Comb Pot

 

Transvaal Daisy, Gerbera

29

Gladiolus x hortulanus

12-60

White Pink Red Yellow Orange Maroon Lavender Crimson

15-20

Aug, Sept, Oct

Tender

Full Sun

Background Plant

 

Gladiolus

30

Gomphrena globosa

9-24

White Pink Lavender

12

Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct

Half Hardy

Full Sun

Edging, Cut Flower

 

Gomphrena, Globe Amaranth

31

Helianthus annuus

24-120

Orange Yellow

24-30

Jul, Aug, Sept

Half Hardy

Full Sun

Background Plant, Cut Flower

 

Common Sunflower

32

Helichrysum bracteatum

10-36

White Rose Yellow Orange Crimson Salmon

20

Aug, Sept, Oct

Hardy

Full Sun

Cut Flower, Everlasting

 

Strawflower

33

Impatiens walleriana

6-10

White Pink Rose Salmon Red Crimson Copper

12-20

June, Jul, Aug, Sept

Tender

Part Shade to Shade

Edging

 

Sultana, Impatiens

34

Ipomoea batatas

12-36 vining

Not important

15-20

Aug, Sept, Oct

Tender

Full Sun

Annual Vine, Comb Pot

 

Sweet Potato Vine

35

Ipomoea purpurea

96-120 vining

Violet Blue Pink Red Yellow White

15-20

Aug, Sept, Oct

Tender

Full Sun

Annual Vine

 

Morning Glory

36

Lantana camara

6-24

Multiple Colors

9-15

June, Jul, Aug, Sept

Tender

Sun to Part Shade

Potted, Comb Pot

 

Lantana

37

Limonium sinuatum

12-36

White Yellow Red Blue Lavender

12-24

Aug, Sept, Oct

Very Hardy

Full Sun

Cut Flower, Comb Pot, Everlasting

 

Notchleaf Statice

38

Lobelia erinus

4-10

Blue White

8

Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct

Hardy

Sun to Part Shade

Edging, Comb Pot

 

Lobelia

39

Lobularia maritima

4-8

White Violet Maroon

8

June, Jul, Aug, Sept

Very Hardy

Sun to Part Shade

Edging, Comb Pot

 

Sweet Alyssum

40

Mirabilis jalapa

18-30

Yellow Pink Red Rose

15-24

Jul, Aug, Sept

Tender

Sun to Part Shade

Background Plant

 

Four O'Clock, Marvel of Peru

41

Nicotiana alata

12-36

White Pink Red Crimson Rose

12-24

June, July, Aug, Sept

Tender

Sun to Part Shade

Cut Flower, Edging

 

Flowering Tobacco, Ornamental Tobacco

42

Nierembergia hippomanica violacea

6-9

Violet Lavender

12

June, July, Aug, Sept

Half Hardy

Full Sun

Edging

 

Nierembergia, Cup Flower

43

Ocimum basilicum

12-24

Maroon White

18-20

Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct

Tender

Full Sun

Edging

 

Sweet Basil, Common Basil

44

Osteospermum species

10-18

Yellow White Lavender Pink Orange

4-8

June, July, Aug, Sept

Tender Perennial

Full Sun

Potted, Comb Pot

 

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

45

Pelargonium x hortorum

12-20

White Pink Rose Red Crimson Salmon

12-20

Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct

Half Hardy

Full Sun

Edging, Comb Pot

 

Zonal Geranium

46

Pelargonium peltatum

12-20

White Red Rose Salmon

12-20

May, June, Jul, Aug

Half Hardy

Full Sun

Edging, Comb Pot

 

Ivy-leaved Geranium

47

Pennisetum setaceum

24-48

Foliage Green

24

Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct

Half Hardy

Full Sun

Cut Flower, Everlasting, Potted

 

Fountain Grass

48

Pentas lanceolata

12-24

Red White Pink

12

June, July, Aug, Sept

Tender Perennial

Full Sun

Edging, Comb Pot

 

Egyptian Star Flower

49

Petunia x hybrida

8-15

Pink Rose White Salmon Yellow Violet Lavender 

12

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Half Hardy

Sun to Part Shade

Comb Pot, Edging

 

Petunia

50

Phlox drummondii

6-10

White Buff Pink Salmon Crimson Violet

18

Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct

Hardy

Sun to Part Shade

Edging

 

Annual Phlox

51

Plectranthus argentatus

20-36

Not important

20-40

Not important

Tender

Sun to Part Shade

Background Plant

 

Silver Dollar Plant

52

Portulaca grandiflora

6-8

Pink Red White Salmon Crimson Yellow Orange

10

Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct

Tender

Full Sun

Rock Garden, Edging

 

Rose Moss, Portulaca

53

Rudbeckia hirta pulcherrima

24-36

Yellow Orange

15-25

Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct

Hardy

Full Sun

Cut Flower

 

Black-Eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy

54

Salvia farinacea

24-36

Blue White Lavender Rose

18

Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct

Half Hardy

Sun to Part Shade

Cut Flower, Background

 

Blue Salvia, Mealycup Sage

55

Salvia splendens

8-30

Scarlet White Pink Lavender

24

Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct

Tender

Sun to Part Shade

Edging

 

Scarlet Sage, Red Salvia

56

Sanvitalia procumbens

6

Yellow Orange

15

June, Jul, Aug, Sept

Tender

Full Sun

Edging, Rock Garden

 

Creeping Zinnia, Trailing Sanvitalia

57

Senecio cineraria

8-15

White

18

Sept, Oct

Hardy

Full Sun

Edging

 

Dusty Miller

58

Tagetes erecta

10-36

Yellow Orange White

20

Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct

Half Hardy

Full Sun

Cut Flower

 

African Marigold, Aztec Marigold

59

Tagetes patula

6-18

Yellow Orange Mahogany

15

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Half Hardy

Full Sun

Edging, Comb Pot

 

Dwarf French Marigold

60

Thunbergia alata

Climb 4-6 feet

White Yellow Orange

18-20

Jul, Aug, Sept

Half Hardy

Sun to Part Shade

Annual Vine

 

Black-Eyed Susan Vine, Clock Vine

61

Tithonia rotundifolia

12-48

Orange Red

15-20

Aug, Sept, Oct

Tender

Full Sun

Cut Flower, Background

 

Mexican Sunflower, Tithonia

62

Tropaeolum majus

12

Salmon Red Orange Yellow Crimson

15

June, Jul, Aug, Sept

Tender

Full Sun

Edging, Cut Flower

 

Nasturtium

63

Verbena x hybrida

12-18

White Pink Rose Salmon Lavender Violet

18

Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct

Tender

Full Sun

Cut Flower, Comb Pot

 

Garden Verbena

64

Viola x wittrockiana

4-8

White Blue Violet Yellow Orange Copper Maroon

10

until June

Very Hardy

Sun to Part Shade

Edging, Cut, Rock Garden, Corsage

 

Pansy, Ladies Delight

65

Zinnia elegans

8-36

White Yellow Red Orange Pink Rose

12-18

Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct

Tender

Full Sun

Cut Flower

 

Common Zinnia

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