A List of Annual Flowers Divided by Color

A list of annual flowers to brighten your beds or container gardens. Perennials versus annuals. Plants and seeds available for every color including black.

A small front yard devoted, almost exclusively, to annuals.

Gardening with annuals is fun because you can achieve quick results. Annual flower seeds are readily available for all of the plants on this list. If you enjoy watching a seed sprout and grow into an annual bedding plant, then start your plants from seed.

If you are impatient, like me, you can plant annuals that are already blooming by beginning with nursery plants. You can also order annual flowers online right here.

Either way, your planting will mature rapidly. Most annual flower plants are genetically programmed to mature in a few weeks.

Perennials versus Annuals

See how the sun loving annuals planted in front of the hedge and at the mailbox brighten this Central Florida front yard landscape design.

Perennials are investment plants.

They’re the retirement plan of the plant world.

You have to be patient and willing to wait for a period of years to receive the benefits they offer.

Perennial border plants are long-lasting, beautiful landscape accents and, in the long run, they are cheaper than annuals which makes them the better investment.

They are also the plants of choice for lazy gardeners.

You plant them once and they come back year after year on their own.

So why plant annuals ?

Instant gratification.

Annual plants are the fast food of the plant world. And on a plant-by-plant basis, they are cheaper than perennials. Even if the budget is tight this year, you can still get your plant fix.

You can quickly surround yourself with color by growing annual flowers in the spring.

Here’s a list of annual flowers to help you chase away the winter blues.

White/Silver Annual Plants

Petunia Shock Wave CoconutDichondra Silver FallsLisianthus White Rose
Giant White MoonflowerZinnia, White WeddingPetunia, Supercascade White

Rare Black Annuals

Petunia PhantomPetunia Black CatPetunia Sophistica Blackberry Hybrid

Blue Annual Flowers

Lisianthus Blue RoseSky Blue PetuniaHeavenly Blue Morning Glory Vine
Blue Boy Cornflower SeedsBaby Blue Eyes NemophilaSalvia Black & Blue Plants and Seeds

Purple Flowers

Grandpa Ott Morning Glory VineVictoria SalviaPetunia, Supercascade Blue
Purple Wave PetuniasSerena Purple AngeloniaDiana’s Blueberry Dianthus

List of Red Annual Flowers

Dragon Wing Begonia, RedCelosia, Red VelvetPetunia, Supercascade Red
Celosia, Fresh Look RedRed Vinca Merry Go RoundCalla Lily Red Alert

Pink Annuals

Cosmos, Double TakePetunia, Tie Dye HybridLisianthus Balboa Rose
Martha Washington PetuniaCalibrachoa, Callie Painted CoralStardom Pink Geranium

Yellow/Gold Flowers

Teddy Bear SunflowerLemon Cream CalendulaLofty Lady Marigold Seed
Indian Summer RudbeckiaSunflower, Frilly HybridThunbergia alata Seeds

Orange Annual Flowers

Gazania, Kiss Bronze StarOktoberfest Calendula SeedsHeirloom Nasturtium, Vesuvius
Queen Sophia MarigoldBright Lights CosmosBegonia, Sparks Will Fly

Green Flowers

Tequila Lime Zinnia SeedsLove Lies Bleeding, Green AmaranthusBells of Ireland, Pixie Bells

Mixed Colors

Kaleidoscope Four O’ClocksAlaska Mix Nasturtium SeedsMoulin Rouge Pansy Seeds
Tricolor Daisy ChrysanthemumCleome, Queen Mixed ColorsPetunias, Burpee’s Best Mix

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