Boyert’s Picks – Annuals

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Boyert’s Picks – Annuals2017-04-04T11:40:44+00:00

Begonia Dragon Wing

Arching glossy dark green leaves full of drooping flower clusters.  No dead heading required.  Blooms continuously until frost.

Color: Pink, Red
Sun/Shade: Full Shade/Part Sun
Height: 14-18 inches
Spacing: 15-18 inches
Uses: Beds, borders, containers, hanging baskets
Maintenance: Easy, carefree annual that requires average amount of water. Fertilize every 7 days to maintain plant color and health.

Canna

Large tropical upright plant with large spikes of flowers.  Great accent plant, blooms all summer.

Color: Orange, pink, red, white, yellow flower color
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Height: 4-6 feet
Spacing: 20-24 inches
Uses: Beds, containers
Maintenance: Carefree plant, average amount of water (at least 1 in. per week), fertilize every 7 days. Bulbs need to be dug up right after or before the first hard frost and stored in a cool, dry place to be replanted for following spring.

Dahlia’s

Beautiful cut flower that is available in a variety of colors.

Color: Bi-color, cream, orange, pink, red, yellow, white  
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Height: 15-36 inches depending on variety
Spacing: 12-16 inches  
Uses: Beds, containers
Maintenance: Deadhead regularly allowing for new blossoms and healthy vigorous plant, water regularly (depending on heat) fertilize every 7 days.

Lantana

Lantana

Produces abundant flowers that bloom all the way until frost.

Color: Bi-color, pink, purple, red, yellow, white
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Height: 9- 18 inches depending on variety
Spacing: 18-30 inches depending on variety
Uses: Beds, borders, containers, hanging baskets
Maintenance: Carefree, does well in heat, grows the best when warm. Average amount of water (at least 1 in. per week), fertilize every 7 days.

Million Bells

Tiny petunia like flowers that continuously bloom.

Color: Bi-color, orange, pink, purple, red, yellow, white
Sun/Shade: Full/part sun
Height: 3- 12 inches depending on variety
Spacing: 12-24 inches depending on specific variety
Uses: Containers, hanging baskets
Maintenance: Check regularly for water (easy to overwater). Million Bells are heavy feeders, fertilize 1-2 times every 7 days. Deadhead when needed if kept fertilized deadheading will remain minimal.

New Guinea Impatiens

Provides brilliant flowers on mounded plants.

Color: Bi-color, orange, pink, red, white
Sun/Shade: Full/part shade
Height: 10-14 inches
Spacing: 8-10 inches
Uses: Beds, borders, containers, hanging baskets
Maintenance: Morning sun afternoon shade, keep most, and fertilize every 7 days.

Rudbeckia Tiger Eye Gold

An old fashion plant with a modern twist.  Full well branched plant that produces long lasting golden yellow flowers.

Color: Yellow with black eyed center
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Height: 16-24 inches
Spacing: 12-14 inches
Uses: Beds, borders, containers, cut flowers
Maintenance: Water regularly (at least 1 in. per week), deadhead when needed.

Salvia Victoria Blue

An annual plant that bears deep navy blue flowers on tall spikes from early summer through fall.

Color: Lavender
Sun/Shade: Full/part sun
Height: 18-24 inches
Spacing: 12 inches
Uses: Beds, borders, containers, cut flower
Maintenance: Low maintenance, water regularly, fertilize with MiracleGro once a week to maintain color. Attractive to bees and butterflies.

Wave Petunias

These spreading, trailing petunias bloom like crazy and grow incredibly fast.

Color: Bi-color, orange, pink, purple, red, yellow
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Height: 6-12 inches
Spacing: 12-18 inches
Uses: Beds, borders, containers, hanging baskets
Maintenance: Water regularly, fertilize with MiracleGro once every 7 days. Deadhead and cut back when needed. Hair cut promotes growth and lateral branching.

Zinnias

Come in many different sizes, grow and bloom quickly, and produce a massive burst of color in any garden.

Color: Bi-color, green, orange, pink, purple, red, yellow
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Height: 12-36 inches (depending on variety)
Spacing: 10-12 inches
Uses: Beds, borders, containers, cut flowers
Maintenance: Owner Mike Boyert’s favorite plant. Attractive to bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Water regularly, fertilize once every 7 days, and deadhead when needed.

Boyert’s Tip:

To push new growth and continual bloom all season, spread Espoma’s PlantTone (a organic slow release fertilizer that lasts up to 6 weeks) and fertilize with MiracleGro every 7 days.

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