Cold Tolerant Annuals

The Annual planting season can start as early as Late March.  Typically pansies and other cold tolerant annuals arrive by April 1st.  Cold tolerant annuals include:

FLOWERS

  • Pansies
  • Snapdragons
  • Dianthus
  • Stock
  • Alyssum
  • Primrose
  • Viola
  • Ranneulus

 

VEGGIES

  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Cauliflower
  • Lettuce

 

Summer Planting

Summer Planting Season typically begins in May.  In Illinois, Zone 5 (where we are) our last frost date is May 15th.  We aren't saying you can't or shouldn't plant before that but to be aware that there is still a chance of frost.  We do carry frost protectors should that happen.

Warm season annual selection seems endless.  But here are some of our favorites:

SUN

  • Angelania
  • Big Leaf Begonias
  • Calibrachoa (Millionbells)
  • Euphorbia 'Diamond Frost'
  • Lantana
  • Pentas
  • Sun Coleus
  • Sun Patiens
  • Vinca
  • Geraniums

 

SHADE

  • Begonias Re X
  • Begonias Nonstops
  • Caladiums
  • Coleus
  • New Guinea Impatiens
  • Fushia

 

ACCENT PLANTS

  • Creeping Jenny
  • Iboza (Swedish Ivy)
  • Ivy
  • Ferns
  • Grasses
    • Purple Fountain Grass
    • Millet
    • Bronzita
    • Curly Rush
  • Dracaena Spikes
  • Vinca Vine
  • Sweet Potato Vine
  • Dichondra
  • Licorice Vine

 

Late Summer

The planters are starting to look a little tire and sad around July.  This is the time to bring in fresh stock of heat loving annuals before we move into Fall.  

HEAT LOVERS

  • Cannas
  • Big Leaf Begonias
  • Zinnias

 

  • Vinca
  • Cuphea
  • Gomphrena

 

Fall Season

Fall season typically begins Early September.  Just switching a few things in your planters can freshen them up for Fall.  There is no need to redo everything.  Check out some of these fall plant selections:

FALL PLANT SELECTION

  • Mums
  • Pansies
  • Cabbage & Kale

 

  • Dianthus
  • Swiss Chard
  • Mustards