Annuals are typically planted in the spring and grow, bloom, and die all within a single growing season with the goal to produce seeds for future plants and flowers.
Colorful amaranth varieties
12 Popular Amaranth Varieties to Grow for Flowers or Seeds
dusty miller
Silver Dust Plants Add a Silver Glow to Gardens
Purple waffle plant with gray-green and veined leaves next to pebble stones
See How Easily You Can Grow a Purple Waffle Plant
closeup of caladium leaves
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Amaranth plant with small burgundy flowers on small tassels in front of silvery-green leaves
Growing and Harvesting Edible Amaranth
closeup of purple shamrock
How to Grow and Care for Purple Shamrock (False Shamrock)
love in a mist flower
How to Grow and Care for Love-in-a-Mist
variegated geranium flowers
Growing and Caring for Regal Geraniums
canna lily
How to Grow Tropical Cannas Anywhere
Climbing flowers and vines on a trellis
10 Best Annual Flowering Vines for Your Garden
annual vinca flowers
How to Grow Annual Vinca
Dried luffa before removing skin and seeds
Growing Luffa in Your Garden to Make Your Own Natural Sponges
Milk thistle with purple flower and marbled leaves
Milk Thistle Plant Profile
Jewelweed plant with small orange and red flowers on thin stems surrounded by large leaves
Jewelweed Plant Profile
millet
Millet Plant Profile
White Lace Flower (Orlaya grandiflora) in a meadow
How to Grow and Care for White Lace Flowers
Flax flowers with light blue petals closeup
How to Grow and Care for Flax Flowers
Basket flower with bright purple thistle-like petals with cream center and buds closeup
How to Grow and Care for Basket Flower
Flax plant with blue flowers closeup
How to Grow and Care for Flax Plants
Pale blue flowers on a stalk with fuzzy green leaves
How to Grow Chia Seeds
Scarlet tassel flowers with scarlet-orange pompon petals on thin stems
Scarlet Tassel Flower Plant Profile
Bright yellow flowers with brown buds on panicles and dark green leaves in background
How to Grow and Care for Popcorn Plants
Blow-wives (Achyrachaena mollis) wildflowers
Blow Wives Plant Profile
Silene viscaria plants with small pink flowers on thin stems and thin foliage surrounding
Viscaria Plant Profile
Phlox drummondii with pink flowers closeup
Phlox Drummondii Plant Profile
Heliotropes arborescens plant with purple flowers
How to Grow and Care for Heliotropes
Quinoa plant seed heads close up.
Save money and learn how to grow quinoa at home!
Pineapple lily with white flowers closeup
Pineapple Lilies Bring a Tropical Feel to Gardens
Nierembergia plant with small purple saucer-like flowers and yellow centers closeup
Nierembergia Plant Profile
creeping zinnia
How to Grow Creeping Zinnia
wheatgrass growing indoors in a pot
Grow Your Own Wheatgrass for Better Health
Peanut plant with peanuts on ends of vines
How to Grow and Care for Peanut Plants
watering can and person standing in front of flowers
Just How Much Water do Annual Flowers Need?
Purple annual flowers blooming and pinching old flowers closeup
How Do You Keep Annual Flowers Blooming All Summer?
fuchsia celosia
Celosia Flowers May Be the Strangest Annual in the Garden
Zinnia elegans
What Is an Annual Plant?
Papyrus plants with clumps of umbrella-like grassy rays hanging over water
How to Grow Papyrus in Container Gardens
Blue ageratum with blue flowers and bees
Consider the Blue Ageratum for a Burst of Color
Red Dianthus flower
How Can an Annual be Hardy?
Common poppy field with red and pink flowers and buds in between
How to Grow the Common Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)
Field of mexican marigolds with orange flowers
How to Grow Mexican Marigolds (Tagetes Erecta)