Annual Flowers

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  • Asclepias curassavica Bloodflower or scarlet milkweed Z 9-11 Annual in colder areas

    Small scarlet red and orange umbels all summer and early fall

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    Asclepias curassavica grows upright and tall with spiraling lance-shaped leaves.  Blooming all summer and early fall. Showy flowers, in small scarlet red and orange umbels.

    Size: 24-30” x 12-24”
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained soil
    Native: South America
    Wildlife Value: Attracts Monarch butterflies

    In gardens since 1750’s.    

  • Canna edulis Indian shot, Arrowroot  Z 7-10, Tender Perennial

    Several shoots of red, tube-like flowers atop a tall stalk , taller than its banana plant-like, broad, waxy, oval foliage, green with purple toward the top. Flower all summer.

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    Several shoots of red, tube-like flowers atop a tall stalk , taller than its banana plant-like, broad, waxy, oval foliage, green with purple toward the top. Flower all summer.

    Size: 8’ x 3’ spreading
    Care: sun in moist to moist well-drained
    Native: Andes of South America, and the West Indies
    Wildlife Value: attracts bees, hummingbirds and butterflies.
    Size: Primarily grown as a root crop to eat, Roast or boil root like a potato.  Root is source of arrowroot used as thickener.

    Edulis means edible.
    Carbon dating of tubers shown grown more than 3500 years ago.

    In colder Zones, lift and overwinter indoors.

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  • Euphorbia marginata self-seeding ANNUAL

    Clean white variegated leaves and flowers, very showy midsummer to fall.

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    Clean white variegated leaves and flowers, very showy midsummer to fall.

    Size: 18” x 10”
    Care: sun moist well-drained soil, drought tolerant.
    Native: Plains from Dakota to Texas
    Size: Wonderful cut flower just be careful of the milky sap.

    Discovered on Lewis and Clark expedition.  A “most elegant species.” Breck, 1851.

  • Hunnemannia fumariifolia Goldencup, Mexican Tulip Poppy Z 9-11, Annual in colder areas

    yellow crepe-papery petals encircle orange stamens, poppy-like blooms, above dissected blue-green foliage

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    Non-stop, very showy, bright yellow crepe-papery petals encircle orange stamens, poppy-like blooms, above dissected blue-green foliage. Without doubt, our favorite annual.

    Size: 2-3’x2’
    Care: sun in moist, well-drained to well-drained soil
    Native: highlands in Chihuahua Desert from northern Mexico into southern Arizona and Texas.
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies and bees

    Described in The British Flower Garden  3: 54, pl. 276. 1828.

  • Nicotiana langsdorffii Langsdorff’s tobacco Z 10-11, grow as annual in colder areas

    Pendulous Granny Smith apple colored, tube-shaped flowers in summer through fall.

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    Pendulous Granny Smith apple colored, tube-shaped flowers, summer through fall.

    Size: 2-3’ x 6”
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained soil
    Native: Chile and Brazil
    Wildlife Value: attract hummingbirds
    Awards: England’s Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit.

    Nicotiana langsdorfii introduced in 1819.  The genus name nicotiana named after John Nicot who introduced smoking tobacco to Europe. Langsdorfii named to honor  Russian naturalist Georg Heinrich von Langsdorff, Baron de Langsdorff ( 1774 -1852), Russian consul general in Brazil and leader of Langsdorff Expedition of Brazil, 1826-1829.

  • Polygonum capitatum Pinkhead knotweed, in China tou hua liao. Z 7-11

    Oval-shaped spikes of pink flower heads

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    Oval-shaped spikes of pink flower heads June through October, with ornamental, chevron-like pattern on the leaves. Wonderful groundcover, good for rock gardens and containers and between stepping stones and anyplace you want to put a plant.

    Size: 5” x 12”
    Care: sun to part shade in moist to moist well-drained soil
    Native: China, Thailand, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Malaysia & Nepal

    Collected for western gardens by 1825.  Used medicinally in Asia.  Polygonum from Greek polys meaning “many” and gonu for “knee” or “joint” for the thickened joints on the stem. Capitatum means “dense head.”

  • Talinum paniculatum ‘Limon’ Jewels of Opar ANNUAL Succulent sub-shrub Z 9-11

    Pink flowers bloom June-Nov. above lime green foliage followed by carmine seed pods that are more showy than the flowers.

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    Pink flowers bloom June-Nov. above lime green foliage followed by carmine seed pods that are more showy than the flowers.

    Size: 18-24” x 18-24”
    Care: sun in well-drained soil.
    Native: Southern US, much of Latin America and the Caribbean.
    Wildlife Value: attracts bees

    Leaves are edible as a salad green; seeds compared with flax seeds in nutritional value. According to homeopathy this used to treat headaches, aphrodisiacs, pneumonia, diarrhea, excess urine, irregular menstruation, vaginal discharge, impotence, ulcers and low appetite.

    Collected before 1791