The Best Annuals to Plant This Year

When Easter is approaching, and the wildflowers and trees are blooming, it makes you want to run outside and get to planting. Like annual report preparation Coppell TX, it's time to start planning which annuals to put in your summer garden. The following list has some tried and true favorites that will have your yard looking colorful in no time. 


Bright, beautiful and easy to grow, periwinkles are a summer favorite. Also known as vinca, the colors range anywhere from white to purple and everything in between. The vibrant colors are almost neon bright set off by glossy green foliage. Plant them in bunches, as a border or as ground cover. Though known as an annual, they can be self-seeding in warmer climates, so look for volunteers next year.


This tropical vine will give you island vibes when you plant it on your patio. The velvety trumpet-shaped blooms are profuse and vividly colored. The leaves vary with each type, but they can be huge and deeply veined or small and glossy green. A bonus is that butterflies and hummingbirds love them as much as you will.


Humble but so pretty, petunias are a garden staple. They have colors ranging from pale to bright and are heat tolerant. If you want your plants to stay full and lush, you have to pinch back the stems periodically, as they tend to get leggy. 


Angelonia is sometimes called "summer snapdragon," as they do resemble a smaller version of snapdragons. Angelonia only reaches a mature height of up to 18 inches tall. They are drought-tolerant, a must in Texas, and they love full sun. They flower all summer long and come in colors such as white, pink, lavender and purple. 

Mexican Heather

These compact plants bloom a beautiful lavender or purple flower all summer and into fall on fine-leafed, dark green foliage. It is an annual, but in warmer climates, you can cut back the leftover woody stems when the plant dies back. If the winter isn't too harsh, it will come back with warm weather. 

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