If you love to see colorful flowers all year round, you should consider planting annual flower varieties in your garden. Not only do they last all summer long, but they also add hours of enjoyment to your day. If you are not sure which ones to plant, read on to learn more about these beautiful plants. Once you decide on which annual flower varieties to plant, your garden will be bursting with color all year round. After all, it’s important to get the right variety for your specific situation!

Sunflowers are perennial annual flowers that can grow to be twenty-four inches in height and eighteen inches in diameter. Their seeds are slow to germinate, but they bloom prolifically and are deer resistant. Sunflowers are also a favorite of bumblebees and native bees, so plant one in your garden and watch your pollinator population increase. Sunflowers also provide food for beneficial insects, such as syrphid flies.

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Many gardeners look through seed catalogs in winter, but it can be difficult to decide which varieties to plant. Many annual flower varieties are not suitable for the Kansas climate, so it’s best to find a variety that has been tested in trial gardens across the prairie. You can also get some new ideas by browsing the catalogs of K-State Research and Extension. You can also ask local nursery owners for recommendations on annual and perennial flowers.

A great way to start growing your own annual flower garden is to purchase a seed mix that contains 20 different varieties. This seed mix will give your garden a colorful mix that requires very little water and effort. They will bloom for weeks after they’re planted and will remain attractive through frost. The seeds used in this mix are 100% pure, neonicotinoid-free and non-GMO. You can also buy a guarantee of success.

A favorite mid-summer plant is the Cosmos. This plant is easy to grow, blooms all summer, and lasts until frost. These perennials are great for gardens and attract butterflies to the garden. Cosmos are great for cutting bouquets and look fantastic in garden borders. American Meadows makes non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free seeds. You can buy Cosmos seed at your local nursery, or purchase a mixed container and plant it right away.

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Datura Inoxia Angels White Trumpet Flower is another annual flower variety that is popular with honey bees. It blooms in clusters and is fragrant at night. It’s a semi-hardy perennial, but is usually grown as an annual. This annual flower variety produces white trumpet-shaped flowers. These flowers are hummingbird-friendly and attract a large number of pollinators, including honey bees.

If you want to enjoy showy color all year round, annual flowers are your best bet. While perennials may be cheaper, annuals are better for long-term value. Annual flower varieties can be combined with perennials to extend your color season. Annual flowers don’t last as long as perennials, but if you’re looking for continuous color, perennials are the best choice. There are many perennial varieties available that will bloom all year long.

Violas are another early-flowering flower. They bloom in late spring and early summer. Their heart-shaped leaves are also reticulate and scalloped. Their flowers are small and sweet-smelling. If you want to enjoy the fragrance of viola flowers throughout the year, this is a great option for your garden. A lot of these plants are perennials and are best grown in moist conditions. This is because they will last through the winter and thrive even in cold weather conditions.

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Marigolds are perennial favorites. Their bright yellow flowers are easy to care for and require little maintenance. Marigolds also repel pests and thrive in full sun conditions. In addition to flowering during the summer months, they protect patio herb gardens from insects. Marigolds are also good choice for attracting butterflies and bumblebees. So, it’s a win-win situation for the gardener. Once you’ve chosen your annual flower varieties, get ready for blooms!