One of the most loved and popular flowers around with their cheerful candy-colors, Gerbera Daisies are sure to make you smile. Enjoy continuous color with these versatile plants in a decorative pot or in the garden where they can shine bright all summer long. Gerberas come in a wide range of colors in both petals and centers.
Top Sun Annuals
The impatiens that love the sun! Bred specifically to be more durable in the summer and less prone to disease. They come in an assortment of colors and growth habits suitable for any landscape setting or container. SunPatiens® tolerate high heat and humidity, rain, and adverse weather conditions.
A unique looking bloom ideal for any spot in need of color, texture, and height. Cleomes are simple to grow and reseed easily for guaranteed color for years to come. Also known as the Spider Flower for its clusters of spidery looking petals, these durable beauties come in shades of pink, white and lilac. They start blooming profusely in early spring and will continue all season long. A low maintenance choice that can take the summer heat! Plant them in the back of your flower bed alongside taller perennials for season long color.
These sun loving beauties come in a lavish array of bright colors in both flower and foliage. Dahlia blooms can be petite or dinner plate size and used in the flower beds or for a cut flower arrangement. There really is a Dahlia for everyone; not to mention they are easy to grow! They do need a bit more care as they are sensitive to the cold climates. When you find a favorite color or shape, take time to save them for next summer by digging up the tubers and storing them over winter. If you live in a more moderate climate, you can simply cut them down to the ground and patiently await their arrival next year!
Add drama and sunshine to any garden with Sunflowers. These iconic blooms come in an array of colors, sizes and forms. They are amazingly easy to care for and can tolerate dry heat and drought. Taller varieties make a great backdrop and can be used along fence lines. Late summer flowers attract pollinators and depending on the variety, seeds can be dried and be enjoyed by birds and other wildlife.
If you are looking for a flower that can take the heat like a champ, look no further, Vinca is the one for you! Coming in a wide range of colors like white, pink, red, purple and magenta, these durable blooms are bold and beautiful even on the hottest summer days. Keep an eye out for newer varieties of Vinca that make them even more likable, such as trailing and compact habits for combinations and intense colors with contrasting eyes.
Hands down my favorite sun annual are Zinnias. These daisy-like flowers attract butterflies and work perfectly in beds and containers or as cut flowers. Zinnias can be grown wherever you need vibrant, impactful color. Try a cute compact habit for containers or a towering variety that stands tall in the background.
Add some whimsy and airiness to your flower beds with this much-loved annual. Cosmos are easy to grow, especially from seed and add color and texture to the summer landscape. Daisy-like blooms come in shades of red, pink, purple, and white with various petal shapes to delight any gardener.
Native to southern Africa, these daisies come in single or double blooming varieties in shades of purple, red, orange, white, pink and yellow. Many even have a gorgeous ombre effect that’s unmistakable. They can overwinter in mild climates.
Use Verbena where you need cascading color to spill over retaining walls, containers, baskets and window boxes. Their cluster blooms come in blue, purple, red, white, and pink and tolerate both heat and drought.