Annual Plants For Sun

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Sun-loving annual lantana 'Anne Marie' Sun-loving annual bedding plants are useful to add vibrant splashes of color and beauty in the areas of your landscape that receive an abundance of sunshine. Gardening with sun-loving annuals gives you endless possibilities for beautifying your home and property. You are only limited by your imagination!

Since annual bedding plants are most useful to provide color throughout the landscape, color selection can be very important. Color can be used to visually change distance perspective and to set a certain mood:

  • Warm colors and light tints - Shades of red, orange, yellow and white are warm colors that can be used to effectively advance an object or area toward the observer. For example, these colors and tints placed near the foundation of a house would make the house appear closer to the street.
  • Cool colors and deep shades - Shades of blue, green and black recede and can be used to make a house or other structure appear farther from the street.

Cool colors are restful while warm colors express action and are best used in filtered light or against a green or dark background.

In the category of sun-loving annual plants there are endless colors and textures to choose from - much more than with shade. There is a sun-loving annual plant to fit any sunny situation. Too, new varieties, which are continually being bred for better disease resistance, size, color, and flower shape, are entering the marketplace. Well-stocked nurseries should have plenty of both the old and new in stock during the seasons.

Sun-loving Annual Listing

Below you will find a current listing of sun-loving annual bedding plants - some of which are useful for planting in flower beds, others that are more useful and happy when growing in containers, and others that will perform well in beds or containers. Click on any link or thumbnail image to see an expanded Plant File that contains a detailed plant description and instructions for care.

Acalypha 'Bourbon Street'
Acalypha 'Bourbon Street'

Acalypha 'Bourbon Street' features striking multi-color...
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African Daisy - Cape Marigold
African Daisy - Cape Marigold

African Daisy is a prolific bloomer, producing lots of ...
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Ageratum 'Hawaii Blue'
Ageratum 'Hawaii Blue'

Ageratum 'Hawaii Blue' features long-lasting, fuzzy, bl...
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Angelonia - Summer Snapdragon
Angelonia - Summer Snapdragon

Angelonia, also known as the "Summer Snap Dragon", feat...
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Bacopa Plant
Bacopa Plant

Bacopas produce masses of small, white, pink or blue flowers that cover long ste...
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Bonfire Begonia
Bonfire Begonia

Bonfire Begonia features outstanding, bright red-orange flowers produced profuse...
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