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annuals
Name Comments
SUNFLOWER
Botanical Name
Helianthus annuus
Height/Spread Sun or Shade,
1-12 ft./1-3 ft. 30-360/30-90 cm
Flower Colour In/Out Seed Date
gold, amber, burgundy, red
various
burgundy, white, blue
sun
Many varieties of tall stemmed flowers with large heads, tall varieties need staking
SWEET PEA Lathyrus odoratus ‘Knee High’ 24-30/8 in./60-75 cm sun April 1/April 15-20
Shorter sweet peas for garden beds, good for cut flowers, easily grown from seed
TORENIA Torenia fournieri part shade
Wishbone flower, does well in baskets, keep moist
VERBENA Verbena x hybrida sun
6/8 in. 15/20 cm Mar. 20
various Both upright and trailing varieties available, round flower clusters in bright colours; good border plant
WEE WILLIE Dianthus barbatus 4/6 in. 10/15 cm sun Mar. 1-15/June 1-15
Bushy, flattened heads of colourful flowers in June and July, good border plant
pink, red, white
various
pink, purple, red
orange, yellow
yellow
yellow, orange, red
red, purple, pink, white
ZINNIA Zinnia elegans sun
Showy, with round flowers; likes hot dry areas
6-36/15-60 in. 30/30 cm April 1-10/May 20-30
7 ft. 2 m Feb. 15-28
3 ft. 1 m
annual vines
ASARINA Asarina spp. sun
Trailing vine with large, trumpet-shaped flowers
BLACK EYED SUSAN VINE Thunbergia alata sun or part shade
April 10-20 Arrow shaped leaves; colourful individually borne flowers with dark centers
CANARY BIRD VINE Tropaeolum peregrinum 7 ft. 2 m sun or part shade May 1-10
Annual climber with 5-lobed leaves and cut petaled flowers
CHILEAN GLORY VINE Eccremocarpus scaber sun
Bunches of small tubular blooms
FUCHSIA Fuchsia hybrida
part shade to shade
5-6 ft. 1.5-2 m Mar. 1-15
2 ft. 60 cm
Mar. 1-10 Woody shrub with bi-coloured, drooping flowers. Great for hanging baskets
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April 1/May 10-20
12/12 in. 30/30 cm
Feb. 20-28/May 10-20


































































































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