Annuals

Selections for 2017

Petunia Night Sky

Beautiful flower that performs great.

Alstroemeria “Ariane”

Great in pots or beds, flowering all summer. Spread by stolons. Prefers full or part Sun. Plants may over-winter especially when well established in the ground. Many colors!

Alstromeria “Fabiana”

Angelonia Archangel Cherry Red

New color in Angelonia never available before.  This one grows 12-14” tall. Ideal in pots or beds. Voted best Angelonia at Colorado State trials in 2016

Angelonia Super Blue

Very large flowers on extra tall plants. Mature height 16-20” whereas regular angelonia is usually 12-15”.

Begonia Funky Pink

Seed grown. High rated. Cascading rose-pink flowers. Tolerant of Full Sun. Irregular petal formation, flower formation, and color.

Begonia Santa Barbara

Pure white flowers on a cascading plant. Tolerates full Sun.

Begonia Megawatt: Bronze Leaf Pink and Rose

A perfect score at Raker Trial Garden. Flowers held slightly higher on the plant than ‘BIG’ Begonias. For the grower, it blooms 10-15 days earlier. Grows 20-28” tall.

Begonia Megawatt: Green Leaf Red and Rose

Seed grown. High rated. Cascading rose-pink flowers. Tolerant of Full Sun. Irregular petal formation, flower formation, and color.

Begonia Unbelievable Double Apricot

Very high score at Raker field trial. Tolerates full Sun or Shade.

Begonia “Revelation”

Rex begonia. Prefers shade to part shade. Cascading habit if provided adequate time.

Calibrachoa Starshine Pink

Hot pink with a vibrant yellow, star-shaped center. For beds or pots. Compact: 8-10” tall

Calibrachoa “Superbells Hollywood Star”

Calibrachoa Minifamous Double Pink

Celosia “Dracula”

Giant cristata type flowers on burgundy-red plants. Highly rated in bed plantings.

Celosia Hot Topic

Interestingly inconsistent flowers on strong plants. Available in several fluorescent colors.

Coleus French Quarter

Vibrant rose center on vigorous plants. Sun or Shade. Height 18-36”

Coleus Inferno

Up to 36” tall. Great color in sun or shade.

Coleus Flame Thrower Habanero

A more rounded habit and deeply cut burnt orange (Flamed purple) leaves. Grows 18-24” tall.

Coleus Ruby Slippers

More of a deep orange-red but also full sun or shade tolerant. Height: 16-20”

Miniature coleus

Extra small leaved varieties ideal for use in small spaces such as fairy gardens. Shade/part Shade. We have many varieties!

Coleus Quetzal

Very compact and ideal for miniature gardens

Geranium ‘Brocade Fire Night’

Voted Best new Geranium as CSU for ’16, and it’s seed grown! Your 2016 AAS Winner.

Gerbera Daisy Sweet Series: Caroline

This underused series features gerbera daisies bred for good performance in the landscape. When grown in full sun, good soil, and deadheaded, these flower well all summer!

Gomphrena Cosmic Flare

15-24” tall. Heat loving plant with typical fuchsia colored, spherical flowers, but this plant features gold foliage. Perhaps a nice addition to the perennial border.

Impatiens ‘Sunpatiens Compact Coral Pink’

Impatiens ‘Sunpatiens Compact Tropical Rose’

Impatiens Sunpatiens Compact Fire Red

Impatiens Sunpatiens Compact Orchid

Ipomoea Sweet Caroline Bewitched After Midnight

Nearly black when grown in full sun. Compact grower. Tolerates shade as well.

Ipomoea ‘Kelly Ray’

This Sweet Potato Vine features unique bicolored foliage

Papyrus (Cyperus) Prince Tut

Very high score at Raker Trial garden. Intermediate size between Baby Tut and King Tut. Baby Tut: 18-24”. Prince Tut: 30-38”. King Tut: 48-72”

Petunia Amore Queen of Hearts

Petunia ColorRush Pink

More competition for Vista Bubblegum. Very floriferous and a more controlled growth habit. Height: 10-12” Spreading up to 24”. Also available in ‘Pink Star’ and ‘Blue’. Voted best Petunia in Colorado State trial gardens for 2016

Petunia ColorRush Blue

Petunia ColorRush Pink Star

Petunia ‘Crazytunia Citrus Twist’

Phlox Giselle White

Very underused annual. Blooms all summer in sun/part sun. Cold & Hot tolerant. 8-10”tall.

Phlox Giselle Light Violet

Very underused annual. Blooms all summer in sun/part sun. Cold & Hot tolerant. 8-10”tall.

Phlox Giselle Hot Pink

Very underused annual. Blooms all summer in sun/part sun. Cold & Hot tolerant. 8-10”tall.

Phlox Giselle Light Pink

Very underused annual. Blooms all summer in sun/part sun. Cold & Hot tolerant. 8-10”tall.

Portulaca Colorblast Double Scarlet

Salvia Summer Jewel Lavender

New dusty lavender color. AAS Winner. 16-24” tall. Loved by hummingbirds.

Streptocarpus Grape Ice

African Violet relative. Great in Shade/part shade. Blooms all summer. Choose from several colors.

Verbena Bebop Pink

Interesting bicolored flowers. 10-12” tall and 12-16” wide.

Annuals

Selections for 2016

Abutilon Biltmore Ball Gown

A spectacular dangling flower on upright plants. For full or part sun. Can be grown very upright or pinched to encourage branching.

Alstroemeria Louise

New color! Great plant for pots, beds, and cut flowers. Flowering spring to fall. Remove stems after flowering on that stem is completed. Consider removing “blind” stems. May overwinter in well-drained soil. Stoloniferous.

Begonia San Francisco

New salmon color. Sister of Santa Cruz Sunset. Seed grown. Great in full or part sun. (Photo courtesy of the National Garden Bureau.)

Begonia Illumination Lemon

New color in the Illumination series. Seed grown and typically recommended for shade. Shown here in full sun. (Photo courtesy of Proven Winners – www.provenwinners.com)

Begonia BabyWing Bicolor

Baby wings are larger than traditional begonias and smaller than DragonWing begonias. Compare these to the Volumia series at 12-14” tall. Great for sun or shade.

Begonia Jurassic Silver Swirl

One of many exotic leafed Rex Begonias. This one sports the unusual swirled leaf made famous by Begonia ‘Escargot’. For shade or part-shade.

Bidens Campfire Fireburst

One of several new Bidens for 2016. All are low maintenance and thrive in Full Sun. (Photo courtesy of Proven Winners – www.provenwinners.com)

Bidens BeeDance Red Stripe

One of several new Bidens for 2016. All are low maintenance and thrive in Full Sun.

Bidens BeeDance Painted Red

One of several new Bidens for 2016. All are low maintenance and thrive in Full Sun.

 Calibrachoa Holy Moly (Proven Winners)

One of the MANY new Calibrachoa.

 Calibrachoa Chameleon Sunshine Berry

One of the MANY new Calibrachoa featuring mind-blowing flowers.
Calibrachoa Superbells Evening Star
Hard to find light blue color with an interesting purple and yellow star-shaped center. (Photo courtesy of Proven Winners – www.provenwinners.com)

Calibrachoa Minifamous Double Apricot

One of the MANY new Calibrachoa.

Calibrachoa Crave Sunset

Grown from seed!

 Celosia Dragon’s Breath

Great leaves AND great flowers.

Coleus Under the Sea Fish Net

Green leaves with purple veining and a unique filigreed edge.

 Dianthus Jolt Pink

Also available in Jolt Cherry. (Photo courtesy of the National Garden Bureau.)

 Dahlia XXL Sunset

A new color in a popular series. Large flowers all summer. Best performance in rich soil that is fertilized often. Remove spent flowers

 Impatiens ‘Divine’ Series: Available in Pink, Violet, & White

Great performers with adequate water. Best in full to part-Shade. Mildew resistant. Economical!

 Convolvulus ‘Early Blue’

A very unusual color in bedding plants. Trailing habit. The previous version rarely flowered before early June.

 Fenestraria Baby Toes

Succulent producing interesting geometric “toes,” occasionally topped by long-petal, daisy-like flowers. Grow this hot and dry.

 Impatiens Strike Bright Orange

Like the ‘Painted Paradise’ series. Just like a regular New Guinea Impatiens. Also available in Magenta, White, Orchid, and Plum.

 Geranium Glitterati Ice Queen

Produces many flowers above beautiful variegated foliage.

 Impatiens Sunpatiens Compact Neon Pink

A new color in an already popular series. Tremendous roots and an especially waxy leaf, makes this plant thrive in full sun. Height: 14-18” Space: 14-18”

 Petunia Supertunia Honey

Flowers emerge yellow and mature to a honey-orange color. Self-cleaning.

 Petunia Sanguna Salmon

Also available in Sky Blue. Grown from cuttings – you typically won’t find these offered in flats…just pots and hanging baskets. Self-cleaning.

 Petunia Supertunia Violet Star

Electric violet and white star pattern.

 Petunia SuperCal Light Yellow

 Petunia SuperCal Pink Ice

(Photo courtesy of Sakata Ornamentals.)

 Petunia Easy Wave Silver

Light lavender pink flowers and the typical outstanding wave performance.

 Petunia Easy Wave Pink Passion

Looks similar to Vista Bubblegum, however sold at the Wave price. Grown from seed.

 Petunia Tidal Wave Red Velour

Petunia Shock Wave Yellow Spreading

A great performer. Readily available in premium annual flats. 7-10” tall and spreading 30-36” wide.

 Petunia Easy Wave Yellow Spreading

A high performance plant with larger flowers than shock waves. Grows 6-12” tall and 30-39” wide. Self-cleaning like the other waves.

 Salvia ‘Black and Bloom’

An improvement on Black and Blue with thicker leaves, bigger blooms, and darker (black) stems. A low maintenance high performance annual adored by hummingbirds.

 Verbena bonariensis ‘Meteor Showers’

Just like the species, but grown from cuttings and only 20-30” tall. Very drought, heat, and sun tolerant.

 Verbena rigida Santos Purple

One of George’s favorite seed grown annuals. Very heat tolerant and no maintenance. 16-20” tall.

 Verbena Lanai Blue Eyes

(Photo courtesy of the National Garden Bureau.)

 Vinca Soiree Double Pink

 Zahara Zinnias

Pictured: Double Cherry. Double Salmon Rose, Double Yellow, and Red are also available.