This Week We Walked Around and Asked Our Garden Center Crew What Their Favorite Annual Was and Why?
The coleus plant is one of Liz’s favorite annual plants because it has wonderful sturdy foliage making them the perfect summer hardy plant. They come in so many different colors and varieties the options are endless. Pair with other coleus colors to create a one of a kind patio pot or pair with other sun loving annuals to create a combination patio pot. You can’t go wrong with adding a pop of color with a coleus.
Blue Wave Petunia
The blue wave petunia is one of Donna’s favorite annual plants because it is the only petunia that gives off a fragrance. It also happens to be one of her favorite colors. This wave petunia is great for hanging baskets because of its cascading nature. For maximum enjoyment place outside a patio door or entryway to enjoy its vivid blue color and wonderful fragrance.
Whichever one I am looking at
When it comes to plants, all are Jen’s favorite. From a petunia to a croton you can’t go wrong. Plants are definite mood boosters and in the garden center the options are endless. With color everywhere to be seen it’s no wonder you will find Jen always smiling.
The Aloe Vera is one of Kaitlynn’s favorite plants along with all types of cactus and succulents. This plant is very resilient and easy to take care of. Like most succulents they like to get dried out and only need water a few times a month. They also work wonders on her sunburn during the summer time. The juices produced by the foliage helps soothe and cool irritated skin
The gerbera daisy is one of Christina’s favorite annuals because of their bright, happy color that leaves you with a smile. This plant offers a multi-layered flower in yellow, orange, pink, and red. They continue to bloom throughout the summer in a full sun area and work well in container combinations. They make great gifts to friends and family.
The dorotheanthus plant is one of Pat’s favorite plants because it is drought tolerant and easy to maintain. With low-maintenance, succulent like foliage this plant loves full sun and our summer heat. It offers bright green variegated foliage with small, spider-like red flowers throughout. Place in a hanging basket and watch it cascade all summer long.
Choco Chili Alternanthera
The choco chili plant is one of Becky’s favorite annuals because of its beautiful purple-green foliage. Its growth pattern is amazing, as it seems to grow outward from the container. The color of the foliage is very versatile and can be paired with any other sun loving plants. It can be placed in full sun and lasts well into late summer and even into the fall time.
Sunpatien Electric Orange
The sunpatien electric orange is one of Cece’s favorite annuals because of its bright vibrant orange color. As a sunpatien this plant can handle the full sun with no problem. It also has tropical-like foliage that stay clean and neat along with bold flowers that continue to bloom all summer long.
Vinca Cora Punch
The vinca flower, cora punch is one of Dawn’s favorite annuals because of its vibrant pink color. This plant tolerates our summer heat and loves full sun. It offers lush green foliage that feels almost waxy and comes in many different colors. This plant is great for low maintenance gardening, which is one of the reasons she has been growing if for years. You can’t help but feel happy while enjoying this plant all summer.