Perennials and Annuals for Full Sun - Knowledgebase Question

Baton Rouge, LA
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Question by AndieLyn
December 1, 1997
Can you give me some names of some perennials and annuals that do well in direct sunlight and are relatively easy to maintain? I am just starting a new flower bed in my front yard and don't know exactly which types of flowers to plant.

Answer from NGA
December 1, 1997
There are many perennials and annuals that should suit your needs. A few perennials include Rudbeckia (many varieties), Iberis, Achillea, Agapanthus, Anthemis, Armeria, Asters, Chrysanthemum coccineum, Coreopsis (many varieties), Echinops, Hemerocallis, Liatris, Salvia, Scabiosa, and Veronica. Most ornamental grasses will thrive in full sun as well. Annuals that will probably enjoy your front yard include Alyssum, Cleome, Marigolds, Portulaca, Sunflower (including many dwarf varieties), Amaranthus, Zinnia, Cosmos, and Verbena. Check out the Burpee website for many of these plants (

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