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Paint Your Garden with a Pallet of Annual Packs

PACK A PUNCH OF COLOR WITH ANNUAL PACKS

It's time to plant those spring & summertime annuals we've all been waiting for! Annual packs are the easiest way to instant add color to containers and flowerbeds. And, with four plants in one pack, this is surely an economical way to add color to your landscape. There's so many options when choosing annuals. Check out our favorites for sunny and shady spots.

SUN TO PART SUN:
These plants need six to eight hours of direct sunlight each day. Remember that with all the sunshine these plants will require water often. We recommend watering these every other day. Soak thoroughly until water runs from drainage holes.

  • Dianthus - grass-like foliage and star shaped blooms in pink, red and white.
  • Verbena - the perfect plant to spill over a container in a combination with large clusters of flowers.
  • Petunias - trumpet shaped flowers and branching foliage are easy to grow.
  • Marigolds - Ruffly orange yellow blooms all through the summer. Perfect companion plant for edibles to keep the pests away.
  • Begonias - The fancy leaf of the bronze leaf begonia if perfect for bright sun with blooms in red, pink and white.
  • Salvia - Spikes with loads of small densely packed flowers. Easy to care for with aromatic foliage.
  • Celosia - Eye catching blooms in a flame shape offer bold summer color. Celosia loves the sun and the heat.
  • Portulaca - Heat and drought tolerant make this is a winner in the garden. Beautiful double blooms sit atop the needle-shaped foliage.
  • Zinnias - Daisy like flowers on a single stem love the heat of summer. Perfect for a cutting garden.

SHADE TO PART SHADE:
These plants need less than 4 hours of direct sun. They should also be planted to avoid hot, afternoon sun. We recommend watering every other day. Soak thoroughly until water runs from drainage holes.

  • Coleus - Fancy and colorful foliage in shades of pink, green, yellow, red and maroon.
  • Impatiens - Excellent bedding plant that thrives in shade. Bright colored blooms in orange, pink, white and purple.
  • Dusty Miller - Silvery white foliage that pairs with just about everything. Easy to grow and easy to love.
  • Polka Dot Plants - This little plant packs a punch when paired with other plants. The standout polka dot pattern in either white or pink makes the leaves of this plant a showcase.
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All About Petunias

Petunias are sun-loving annuals that bloom spring through summer. You can find petunias in just about every color with growing habits that mound in borders or trail down containers. These garden favorites are heat tolerant and easy to care for. A thorough watering once a week should be sufficient (unless there are prolonged periods of drought). However, spreading types and those in containers require more frequent watering. We recommend fertilizing your plants monthly to ensure good growth. Try McDonald Greenleaf, a slow-release fertilizer specifically formulated for Hampton Roads. You'll also need to remove faded flowers to prolong blooming and keep them performing their best.

Petunias fall into two categories: Mounding Growth Habit and Trailing/Spreading Growth Habit

TRAILING/SPREADING (cascading growth habit)
Use as a spiller in containers, window boxes or hanging baskets.

• Supertunia: great colors, vigorous grower; self-cleaning & no dead heading required
• Wave: low growing and tolerates heat well
• Shockwave: smaller flowers and more weather resistant; tolerates heat
• Easy Wave: fast-growing and blooms early spring to late summer; doesn’t require cutting back
• Plush: mid-size blooms with show of color all summer long
• Suncatcher: large flowers in a wide range of colors that bloom repeatedly

MOUNDING HABIT(grow in a clump)
Use in the landscape, in containers and in combination planters.

• Potunia: early spring bloomer in bold colors
• Sophistica: one-of-a-kind flowers that bloom early spring - late summer

We are crazy for these spring and summer favorites. Check out a few NEW varieties in stores now: (see above photos)

  • Black Cherry Supertunias - Medium to large flowers of deep red with black accents.Vigorous growing with a slightly mounded habit. Great filler for combination plantings or a stand alone in the garden.
  • Rose Blast Charm Petunias - Compact, small flowered petunia similar to million bells, great for container combos and baskets. No need to deadhead for continuous blooms.
  • Limoncello Supertunias - Medium to large sized flowers with deep yellow veins. Vigorous growing with slightly mounded habit. Great filler for combination plantings or a stand alone in the garden.
  • Morning Glory Charm - Colors like an old fashioned Morning Glory. Compact, small flowered petunia similar to million bells, great for container combos and baskets. No need to deadhead for continuous blooms.
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