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The Top 25 Annuals, Selected by ATP Members

By dave
January 18, 2014

Ever wonder what the most popular annuals appear to be? We have run a report of the most photographed and discussed annuals in our database!

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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Jan 17, 2014 6:31 PM CST
Such a fun article! But I'm really surprised that there are no petunias in the list! Doesn't everyone love petunias?
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jan 17, 2014 6:42 PM CST
Thumbs up Love this article ... it has me checking out the database for some of those beauties to see if they'll grow in my area!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jan 17, 2014 7:14 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

I, too, was expecting to see petunias and was surprised that they didn't make the list!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
Jan 17, 2014 8:26 PM CST
This was really interesting to see. There are plants included in the list that surprised me and others that I would have thought would be there that are missing. Great information!
Name: Julie
La Crescenta, CA (Zone 10a)
Container Gardener Garden Photography Hummingbirder Moon Gardener Cat Lover Dog Lover
Organic Gardener Roses Region: California Cactus and Succulents Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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JulieB
Jan 17, 2014 10:17 PM CST
I love this list! Great "study material" for a new gardener!

I missed noting it when I saw it & someone may fuss at me for saying this in the wrong place but I saw a beautiful banner you did @newyorkrita and I wanted to remember to compliment it! I saw a small photo I thought & then there it was. I'd wondered what a banner was...

Yay, petunias, especially the wild traily ones...interfoglia? Nothing like that bright magenta color pop.
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Jan 17, 2014 10:19 PM CST
Julie, banners are really fun to do.
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jan 19, 2014 6:09 AM CST
no petunias??? I am surprised as well.. love this Dave!!
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jan 19, 2014 7:48 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

The way it currently works is, when I'm going to make an article I run a report like this:

Find all the plants that meet a certain criteria, like in this instance for example, they have "Annuals" selected. Now you have your pile of plants. Then for each of those plants, count up how many individual members posted a photo or comment to each plant. Then sort by how many you found and there's your popularity contest results.

I figure the more people photograph and comment about a plant, the more popular (or the more grown) the plant is.

So, apparently not a lot of people are photographing and talking about petunias yet in our database.
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hummingbirder Region: New Jersey Dog Lover
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Onewish1
Jan 19, 2014 9:00 AM CST
not much to say about a perfect flower Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jan 19, 2014 9:06 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

But photos...
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
The WITWIT Badge I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Seed Starter
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woofie
Jan 19, 2014 11:13 AM CST
Could it be because there are so many different varieties?
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Morning Glories Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants Butterflies Garden Photography
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mcash70
Jan 19, 2014 5:34 PM CST
I can not believe petunias was not on that top annual list! Thumbs down I guess the petunia lovers, that includes me, had better get busy and add to the db. Whistling
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jan 19, 2015 4:59 PM CST

Plants Admin

I just realized, one year later, *Blush* that petunias weren't represented among the top 25 annuals because petunias are perennials.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Jan 19, 2015 5:02 PM CST
Zuzu, I think in most gardens they are grown as annuals. nodding
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses
Clematis Irises Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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zuzu
Jan 19, 2015 6:20 PM CST

Plants Admin

Right, but that doesn't make them annuals.

You have given me a good excuse for taking a whole year to realize this, however.
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Morning Glories Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants Butterflies Garden Photography
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mcash70
Jan 19, 2015 6:30 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Jan 19, 2015 9:07 PM CST
They are annuals here as they freeze to death each winter.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses
Clematis Irises Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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zuzu
Jan 19, 2015 9:09 PM CST

Plants Admin

That only makes them perennials that you've grown outside of their hardiness zone, Rita. The biological differences between annuals and perennials have nothing to do with zone hardiness.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
The WITWIT Badge I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Seed Starter
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woofie
Jan 20, 2015 11:24 AM CST
Smack! *Blush* I knew they were perennials. I had a pot of them growing on my back porch for about 4 years. I have no excuse. Rolling my eyes.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
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CarolineScott
Jan 20, 2015 12:32 PM CST
I have carried baskets of petunias through the winter, indoors.
Yes, they are definitely perennials. Although most of us, up north, grow them as annuals.

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