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Annuals

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Check out this detailed list of our annuals in Plant Finder. There may be plants we grow that are not listed in Plant Finder. We are working to make the listing complete, but if you want to be sure then give us a call!rotection for Annuals

We do our best to provide you “hardened off” plants.  However, some things are susceptible to damage when the temperatures get below 30°F.  The following is a list of those plants which should be covered when the forecast is calling for cold.  You can cover with a sheet, light landscape cloth, frost blanket, or bring them into a sheltered location.

Perennial Plants Susceptible To Freezing Temperatures

AmsoniaHostaWarm Season Grasses
Anemone japonica typesHouttuynia          Miscanthus
AruncusLavandula          Schizacharium
AsparagusMacleaya          Pennisetum
AstilbeParthenocissus          Sporobolus
DigitalisPerovskia 
EupatoriumPlatycodon 
FernsRodgersia 
Hibiscus

BE PREPARED TO PROTECT YOUR PLANTS!

Pansies, Dianthus, Dusty Miller,Snapdragons, and perennials and bulbs that are coming up should be fine with temperatures to 28 degrees.

Looking at the weather forecast, it looks like there could be frost in many surrounding areas. And whether your yard receives a frost will depend on your location, and even more specific, whether the area is protected by the house, overhead structures, trees, or even sidewalks and driveways.

Nevertheless, do be aware that the chance of frost is there, and tender foliage, tropical plants, annuals, etc. would be susceptible to frost damages. 

For tender plants growing in containers, move inside the garage, unheated porch, or inside the home. Even under a large overhang helps to protect the plants in some situations. Tender plants include annuals, vegetables (not the greens and root crops), tropical plants, etc. 

For tender plants already in the ground, watering the soil during the day can help as well as considering covering with grow covers, light sheets ‘tented’ over the plants, or by using upside down pots, cardboard boxes, glass jars, milk jugs or just about any solid structure, as well as tomato cages wrapped in protective covering, etc. Do not lay plastic over plants as a cover. The only way to use plastic is if you can create a greenhouse over the plants, using the plastic as the outer covering (not touching the plants). And be cautious laying any material directly on plants, as rain or snow could weigh down the material and cause physical damages to the plants. ‘Tenting’ is your best bet. 

For light frosts, where you can’t cover, you may try hosing off your plants in the morning before the sun comes up. This has varying results, but worth the try with light frosts. 

Again, whether your area will have frost depends on each location. Watch the weather forecasts, and watch the thermometer to see if the temps dip below 40 degrees. And if you’re not sure whether to cover tender annuals and other tender plants; when in doubt, cover. (If you have basil outdoors, it is very cold tender!)

Spacing and Plant Characteristics

AnnualsKindsColorsBasketsSpacing (inches)MaintenanceHeight (inches)LightMoistureTemperatureHardiness
Ageratum23+n5-7low4-6s, psha-mahh
Alyssum23+n6-12low6-8s, pshaavh
Amaranthus32+n15-18med18-36sdhhh
Aspragus Fern11y8-12low15-19psh, shaat
Fiberous
Begonias
25+y7-9low6-12s, psh, shaahh
Black-eyed
Susan Vine
12+y12-15medvines, pshmahh
Browallia12+y8-10low10-15shmchh
Caladiums15+n10-12low12-16smanyvh
Calendula12+n8-10high10-12smanyvh
Canna23+n9-24med18-48smat
Celosia
Plumosa
23+n8-12med6-16sdht
Celosia
Cockcomb
22+n6-8low6-15sdht
Chenille11y8-12med5-6pshmat
Cleome13+n12-18low24-36sdahh
Coleus25+y8-10low10-24sh, pshasa-ht
Cosmos23+n16-18med18-30sa-dahh
Dahlia
(seed)
25+n8-10high8-15s, pshmat
Dianthus35+y7-9low6-10s, pshacvh
Diascia12+y8-12low8-12s, pshaa-ht
Draecea-
Spikes
11n10-12low12-18s, psh, sha-dah
Dusty Miller31n6-8low8-10s, pshdhvh
Evolvulus22+y10-12low5-6sdht
Flowering
Cabbage
22+n15-18low15-18smcvh
Flowering Kale22+n15-18low15-18smcvh
Fuchsia39+y8-10high12-48shmct
Gaillardia22+n8-15med10-18s, lshmhh
Gazania25+n8-10high6-10sdhhh
Seed Geraniums25+y12-15low10-15smahh
Cutting
Geraniums
15+y12-16high12-18s, pshmahh
Ivy Geraniums23+y10-12med24lsh, pshmchh
Floribunda
Geraniums
15+y12-16low10-15smhhh
Scented
Geraniums
13+y12-16low12-18smahh
Gomphrena23+n10-15med9-30sdhh
Heliotrope22+n10-12low12-16saat
Herbsmanynaymanynananananana
Heather22+y10-12low8-12saat
Hypoestes23+y6-10low8-12pshaat
Hybiscus22+y24-30med48-60smahh
Impatiens19+y8-10low6-18psh, lshmat
Double
Impatiens
13+y8-10low6-18psh, lshmat
New Giunea
Impatiens
15+y10-12med10-12psh, lshmat
Seed New
Guinea Impatiens
13+n10-12med10-12psh, lshmat
Lantana13+y8-10med10-12saat
Lisianthus13+n6-12high6-18sdht
Lobelia13+n8-10low3-5s, pshmchh
Mandavila12+y10-12lowvinesdht
African
Marigold
12+n12-15high12-30saahh
French
Marigold
33+n3-6med5-10saahh
Triploid
Marigold
13+n6-8low8-12sahhh
Melampodium12+n6-8low8-14sdht
Monkey Flower13+n5-7low6-8pshahhh
Moss Rose25+y6-8low4-6sdht
Nicotiana23+n8-10low12-15sma-hhh
Nieremburgia13+n6-8low4-8s, lshdht
Pansy19+y6-8med4-8smcvh
Grandflora
Petunia
29+n10-12med6-12smahh
Floribunda
Petunia
29+y6-12low10-12smahh
Cutting
Petunia
25+y10-12low10-12sdhh
Salvia34+n6-8low12-24s, lsha-ma-hhh
Scaevola22+y10-12low5-8sdht
Snap Dragon15+n6-8med6-24sacvh
Spider Plants13+y12-14low36-60psh, shaahh
Streptocarpus23+y6-12high8-12shact
Tahetian
Bridal Viel
11y10-12low4-6psh, shaat
Tomatoes33n12-18low12-60saat
Torenia13+n6-10med8-12pshaat
Vegetablesnananmanynananananana
Verbena23+n5-7med6-8saht
Vinca13+n6-8low12-14sdht
Vinca White11n6-12lowvines, pshaah
Wandering
Jews
25+y8-12lowvineshaat
Zinnia15+n4-10high4-36saa-ht
 

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