Do you ever get bored seeing the same kinds of flowers in your garden each year? There are many plants you can add to decorate your landscape, but because you picked perennials, it’s the same thing each year. The answer is to have an annual, filled garden or a combination of annuals and perennials! Annuals only last a year, so when the new season rolls around, you’ll start afresh! It can be a brand new theme, color scheme, or just random flowers that you thought were pretty that year. It’s good to stay up to date with Pennsylvania’s slightly unpredictable seasons on which plants are thriving. Here are a few of our favorites.
- Impatiens Beacon: This flower has six different colors to choose from, giving you a variety of combinations for your landscape. They can grow in the full sunlight with moist soil, part shade, and even all shade. The total height for these flowers is about 18 inches.
- Didelta FanciFillers: This flower often goes by “Silver Strand” because of the silver, narrow, velvety leaves. It does best in the full sun to the part shade. At its tallest, it’ll reach about 10 inches, but it can expand about two feet.
- Begonia I’Conia Porofino: This goes by “Sunrise” which is accurate to the bright shade you can get with these flowers. These flowers do their best in pots and baskets that are in shady and partly-shady spots.
- Salvia Rockin’’ Blue Suede Shoes’: The name is an interesting one, but these blue flowers look like a nice pair of shoes you’d wear to a party. They’re great for attracting butterflies and bees alike and thrive in full sunlight to light shade.
- Caladium: This flower is a little more unique because the leaf is the color focal point instead of a separate flower. Usually, leaves will have a combination of green, white, pink, and red. They thrive in shady areas, but as long as they stay out of the afternoon sun, they can tolerate the light. Fully grown, they can get to around 12 to 18 inches tall and the same width.