Tall Annual Flowers - Knowledgebase Question

cambridge, Ve
Question by suzanned6
January 21, 2009
I am a first time gardener and I am looking for annuals that have some height to them, starting with 12 inches and higher. Could you recommend some by name?

Answer from NGA
January 21, 2009


Well, of course you have sunflowers (Helianthus), which range from 16 inches to 15 feet tall! Here are some others: cockscomb (Celosia) (30 in.), cornflower (Centaurea) (3-4 feet), cleome (4 feet), strawflower (Helichrysum) (14 in. to 4 feet), salvia (14-20 in.) Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) (3 to 6 feet), snapdragon (Antirrhinum) (16 in. to 4 feet), zinnia (10 in. to 2 1/2 feet). Consult plant tags in store to determine which ones will thrive in your region.

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