Annuals with most color in Brunswick Couny, NC - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by jthorn5656
March 24, 2008
Which annuals give off the most color for the longest length of time in Brunswick County, NC

Answer from NGA
March 24, 2008


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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