The Shady Hill Gardening Tips Series
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Shady Hill Greenhouses and Nursery
1 Adams Road
Londonderry, New Hampshire 03053
Phone Number: 603‐434‐2063
The following are a few suggestions for sun‐loving annuals. We are pleased to offer all of the varities listed,
as well as many others, so if you do not see what you are looking for, please feel free to come in and check
out our great selection.
Allysum - Excellent for edging and Ageratum - mounding growth habit with Angelonia - tall spikes of purple, pink, or
walkways. Carpet of tiny flowers in white, clusters of purple, blue, pink, or white white flowers. Heat and drought tolerant
purples, and pinks. Very cold tolerant, flowers. Fairly drought tolerant, and easy and makes a great, long-lasting cut
blooms April to October. to grow. flower.
Brachysome - small, daisy-like flowers in Black Pearl Ornamental Pepper - All Bidens - mass of tiny, yellow flowers with
shades of purple and pink with a short, America Selections winner for 2006! a trailing growth habit. Great for use in
bushy growth habit. Great in full sun, very Compact, upright plant with glossy mixed containers or window boxes. Snip
heat and drought tolerant. purple/black foliage bearing black "pearls" passed blossoms for best display.
of fruit, which turn red as the season Drought tolerant.
progresses. Peppers are edible,
but HOT !!
Calibrachoa - this plant produces a Cosmos - upright, tall (24" - 36"), wispy Celosia - very easy to grow. Feathery
profusion of dime-size "mini petunias", plant with flowers in shades of pink and plumes in shades of yellow, orange, red,
with a spreading, trailing growth habit. white. Great against a fence or wall. and pink. Celosia "New Look" has lovely,
Lots of colors - shades of pink, blue, Does not like a lot of fertilizer, so only redish purple foliage. Adds great color to
purple, orange, yellow, and white. Keep feed about once every two to three any planting.
well watered and fertilized. Easy weeks. Makes a great cut flower.
maintenance - no deadheading. Just trim
back to desired length!
Dahlia - great annual for containers, Dianthus - Many colors and varieties in Diascia - Delicate, wispy foliage and
window boxes, or as a bedding plant. shades of pink, purple, and white. blooms in shades of pinks, reds, and
Giant blooms in brilliant colors. Keep Corona Cherry Magic is an AAS Winner corals. Compact plant best suited for use
well watered and fertilized. Remove for 2003, and produces bi-color or straight in mixed containers or baskets. Easy to
passed blossoms to promote new bud color 2" blooms in shades ranging from grow with very little maintenance.
development. cherry red to lavender. Dianthus is cold
tolerant and will bloom from early spring
throughout the fall.
Gazania - Large blooms, up to 3", in Gerbera Daisy - lovely, large blooms in Geranium - one of the most popular
colors ranging from bright yellow and bright colors all season long. Best suited annuals, Geraniums are available in a
orange, to dusky pinks. Low growing, for containers, and can be brought in multitude of colors. Very drought tolerant
about 6" to 8", very easy to grow, and during the winter and kept as a potted and easy to grow. Deadhead passed
blooms from late spring throughout fall. plant. Also makes a great cut flower. blooms to promote new flower
Gazania's in my mixed pots still looked development.
great in early October!
Lantana - great sun loving and drought Marigold - one of the most popular Nemesia - tiny, snapdragon-like flowers
tolerant plant. Very attractive to bedding plants available in various over compact, wispy foliage. Works well
butterflies. Wonderful color selections shades of yellows, oranges, and reds. in container plantings or window boxes.
including yellows, oranges, and pinks. African varieties are taller and have a Drought tolerant and comes in shades of
Some varieties are single colors while large "pom pom" flower head, while the pinks, purples, and white. White and pink
others are mix of all three. French varieties are shorter, and the varieties are very fragrant.
flower is more decorative.
Osteospermum Daisy - cold tolerant Pentas - drought tolerant and heat loving Petunia - sun-loving annual in just about
annual, as well as drought tolerant during plants with clusters of pink, purple, red, or every color you can imagine. Some
the summer. Available in many colors white flowers. Very easy to grow and varieties are more upright, while others
and very easy to maintain. Simply maintain. Attractive to butterflies. have a trailing or spreading habit.
deadhead passed blossoms to keep Petunias like to be well watered and
flowering from early spring to late fall! deadheaded frequently for best color
Portulaca - a low-growing, extremely Sanvitalia - a creeping Zinnia with an Scaevola - creeping, trailing growth habit
drought tolerant, heat loving plant in a abundant display of small, yellow flowers. with clusters of purple or white flowers.
wide array of bright colors. Excellent Very heat and drought tolerant. Great Very vigorous grower. Great in hanging
choice along walkways or rocky areas, addition to a mixed container planting or baskets, mixed container plantings, or as
and prefers well-drained, sandy soil. window box. a ground cover!
Very easy to grow with little maintenance.
Snapdragon - cold tolerant annual with Supertunia - vigorous trailing/spreading Zinnia - heat loving plant with many
spikes of colorful blooms. Varieties range habit with masses of flowers. Excellent varieties ranging in size from 8" to 36"
in height from short (8" to 10") to cut choice for all applications including with colorful single or double blooms. Tall
flower types (up to 36"). During the hanging baskets, mixed containers, Zinnia's make an excellent cut flower.
hottest months of summer, snaps require window boxes, or as a groundcover. Easy to care for, just keep well watered
lots of water as they prefer cooler Supertunias like lots of water and should and deadhead passed blossoms to
temperatures. be deadheaded for best display of color. promote new bud development.