When it comes to Central Florida, two seasons bring changes in landscaping annuals--winter and summer. Since temperatures can possibly run on a mercurial basis in Central Florida, different plants are suited to each season around Palmetto, Parrish, and Bradenton.

Changing out the annuals in your landscaping beds will allow their colors to provide accents all year long on your property. We also suggest keeping some perennials in your garden to provide some long-lasting colors.

Examples of common annuals in the Bradenton, FL area.

Common Summer Annuals

Some of the most common summer annuals found in the communities of Palmetto, Parrish, and Bradenton, Florida:

  • Impatiens
  • Caladium
  • Celosia
  • Gazania
  • Gerbera Daisies
  • Ornamental Cabbage (Flowering Kale)
  • Purslane
  • Salvia
  • Wax Begonia
  • Zinnia

Annuals can be used either as filler plants in new landscaping, or as garden border plants. Some homeowners like to adorn their flower boxes, planters, or hanging baskets with an array of annuals as well. Furthermore, these seasonal plants make a great addition to walkways and serve as shade color when planted under trees.

Annual plants frequently selected by homeowners in Bradenton, FL.

Caring for Annuals

Planting during the proper season is just the start of maintaining and caring for annuals. Additionally, making sure to water immediately after planting the new flowers, by soaking the ground around them. A couple of other important considerations are using a slow-release fertilizer and weeding as needed around the flowers. With regards to using a slow release fertilizer, this will keep the annuals healthy and alleviate any nutrient deficiencies that may occur during the season.

Pruning annuals is extremely important to the growth of your new flowers. Pinching and deadheading the annuals will help the plants produce more flowers during the season and focus their energy towards growing, rather than towards producing seeds.

Contact us at (941) 748-4613 to find out what the best selection of annuals would be to have us bring color to your property.