Although flowering annuals only last a season, there are some beautiful options you can easily start from seed that will look incredible all summer long.
Bring color to your garden with these easy-care flowering annuals.
SunflowersPlant in succession and sow different varieties to extend their bloom time.
SnapdragonsThese charming flowers come in a wide range of colors and bloom profusely throughout the summer. They can be used as cut flowers or left to enhance your garden's beauty.
ZinniasZinnias are easy to grow from seeds and require minimal care once established. They are loved by butterflies and make stunning cut flowers for bouquets.
StrawflowersStrawflowers, also known as everlasting flowers, are a unique and eye-catching annual. These flowers are prized for their papery petals that retain their color and shape even after drying.
CelosiaCelosia, also known as cockscomb, is a unique annual with striking, velvety flower heads that resemble flames or brain-like shapes.
CosmosCosmos flowers are known for their feathery foliage and daisy-like blooms. They are not only beautiful but also attract butterflies and pollinators, creating a lively ecosystem in your outdoor space.
Follow along to learn more about the best annuals for summer.