The Q&A Archives: Annuals with most color in Brunswick Couny, NC

Question: Which annuals give off the most color for the longest length of time in Brunswick County, NC

Answer: Some of the most colorful annuals recommended for North Carolina include:

Ageratum (Ageratum houstonianum) ; Amaranth (Globe Gomphrena); Aster, China; Baby's breath (Gypsophila elegans); Bachelor's button (Centaurea cyanus); Balsam (Impatiens balsamina); Begonia, Wax Begonia; Blue daze (Evolvulus glomeratus); Cabbage (Flowering Brassica oleracea); Calendula (Pot marigold, Calendula officinilalis);
California poppy (Eschscholzia californica); Coreopsis; Candytuft (Iberis amara); Cleome (Spider flower); Cockscomb (Celosia crista); Coleus (Coleus x hybridus); Cosmos (Cosmos spp.) Dahlberg daisy; Dianthus (Dianthus chinensis); Forget-me-not (Myosotis sylvatica); Four-o'clock (Mirabilis jalapa); Gaillardia (Blanket flower); Gazania (Treasure flower); Geranium (Pelargonium x hortorum); Gloriosa daisy (Rudbeckia hirta); Gomphrena (Gomphrena haageana); Heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens); Impatiens (Impatiens wallerana); Larkspur (Delphinium spp.); Lobelia (Lobelia erinus); Marigold (Tagetes erecta); Melampodium (Melampodium paludosum); Mexican heather (Cuphea hyssopifolia); Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia); Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus); Nemophila, Baby blue-eyes (Nemophila menziesii); Nicotiana (Nicotiana alata); Nigella; Love-in-a mist (Nigella damascena); Pansy (Viola x wittrockiana); Pentas; Star cluster (Pentas lanceolata);
Petunia (Petunia x hybrida); Phlox (Phlox drummondii); Polka dot plant; Freckle face (Hypoestes phyllostachya); Portulaca; Moss rose (Portulaca grandiflora); Salvia, Scarlet sage (Salvia splendens); Setcreasea 'Purple Heart' (Setcreasea pallida 'Purpurea'); Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus); Snow-on-the mountain (Euphorbia marginata); and Spur flower (Plectranthus fosteri 'Marginatus').

Plant several of these varieties and you're sure to have the most colorful garden ever!

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