That Add a
pop of personality
to Any Home Landscape
1. Tuberous Begonia
They prefer rich, well-draining soil, cannot tolerate wet feet, and need protection from the cold and wind.
Best for: brightening up shady areas in garden beds or containers
These sun-loving annuals reward minimal effort with plentiful blooms in a rainbow of colors.
Best for: colorful full-sun gardens
Best for: well-draining beds or containers and full-sun pollinator gardens
Best for: full-sun gardens and creating a stunning meadow effect
Because they can handle light frost, snapdragons are one of the first flowers you can plant in spring.
Best for: containers or beds that get morning sun and afternoon shade in hot climates
Best for: planting alongside spring bulbs, such as tulips and daffodils
Best for: containers, hanging baskets, and borders in sunny sites near patios and entryways
8. Sweet Pea
Despite its beauty and pleasing perfume, sweet pea is toxic to people and pets.
Best for: full-sun locations in need of spreading or rising color
Best for: hanging baskets and containers, or ground cover in rock gardens and small beds
Scaevola attracts butterflies and other pollinators, but it is one of the annual flowers deer won’t eat.
Best for: containers, hanging baskets, and rock gardens
Geranium flower colors include white, pink, red, and coral.
Best for: beds, hanging baskets, and containers that get full sun
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