Spring has sprung, which means it is time to consider giving your Florida landscaping a nice facelift. Aside from a spring cleanup to remove any yard debris, another way to boost your landscape beds’ appearance is by installing some annual flowers.

As their name indicates, annual flowers will only live for a growing season. Annual flowers have many benefits. They will bloom for months with the proper watering schedule and also do not require a lot of maintenance, unlike perennials that will need to be trimmed and pruned on a routine basis. Annuals also will sometimes shed seeds, meaning you could have new plants in the coming year.

Learn about five popular annual flowers we install at residential and commercial properties throughout Parrish, Palmetto, Bradenton, and the surrounding areas of Florida.

1. Impatiens grow best in full shade conditions.

Bright pink impatiens growing around a tree near Palmetto, FL.

These pretty flowers generally bloom in late spring and throughout the summer and fall when watered properly. Their bright colors attract birds and butterflies. Impatiens bloom in:

  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Orange
  • White
  • Red
  • Yellow

Make sure to water impatiens regularly, as they can defoliate without enough water.

2. Caladium leaves are shaped like hearts.

Close up photo of caladium leaves near Parrish, FL.

Caladium plants are not flowers but rather plants with beautiful and colorful large leaves. These leaves are heart-shaped and can be red, pink, yellow, green, or a combination of colors. Generally, they do best in shaded areas, but there are some varieties that can handle more sun.

3. Coleus plants also provide beautiful foliage.

Close up photo of a cluster of red coleus plants in Bradenton, FL.

Coleus has many different types, so depending on what you’re looking for, you can choose from a deep red, lime green, orange, and other colors. This plant provides beautiful foliage. Plant them in an area that receives partial sun and that will also be protected from wind, as too much wind can break the leaves.

4. Geraniums flourish in full sunlight.

Red and pink geranium blooms near Palmetto, FL.

Geraniums provide bold colors, are easy to grow, and smell lovely. Their flowers are bright and cheerful and can bloom from spring to fall depending on how they are watered and fertilized. They flourish best in full sunlight. These flowers can be red, pink, orange, white, yellow, or multicolored.

5. Begonias should be planted in shady areas of your yard.

Soft pink begonia flowers blooming in Bradenton, FL.

There are different types of begonias, such as wax begonia, tuberous begonia, and angel wing begonia. Each one is beautiful and should typically be planted in shady areas of the yard. Adding these beautiful flowers to your landscape beds will provide red, pink, white, and other hues in your lawn.

Would you like to add some beautiful and vibrant color to your landscape beds? Call us.

Not only do we install annual flowers, but we also have a local nursery where you can browse thousands of plants and select the ones you want in your landscape beds. Add beautiful and vibrant color to your landscape today by planting annual flowers and seasonal color. Call our office today at (941) 748-4613 to set up an estimate or come by our garden center to see the flowers for yourself!

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