What is the Difference Between Annual and Perennial Flowers?
Which Annuals Should You Plant?
Popular annual flowers include petunias, marigolds, zinnias and impatiens. If you're looking for something a little more exotic than these traditional bedding plants, try spider flower (cleome), gazania, vinca and lisianthus. Whichever type of annual you choose, you’ll have the best chance of success when you start with premium quality flowers from the Miracle-Gro® Brilliant Blooms collection*. With over 60 varieties of annuals—literally, from A to Z (angelonias to zinnias)!—we’ve got just the right flowers to complement your style. Plant them in container or landscape beds, or just grab a ready-to-go hanging basket.
Foliage Over Flowers
Some annuals are grown for their attractive foliage rather than flowers. Try coleus, Joseph's coat (Alternanthera) or dusty miller.
Try Perennials, Too
Perennials come in an endless array of colors, textures and sizes. Some of the most popular perennials include daylilies, hostas, and peonies. For a spikey show of blue, try blazing star. Or, for a delicate bouquet of yellow, try the coreopsis variety called 'Moonbeam.' For dramatic late-season color, try black-eyed Susan and purple coneflower.