An annual is a plant grown from seed that flowers, seeds and dies in one season.
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    Abutilon, "Summer Sherbert Mix"

    These prefer a full sun location. Produces 3-4" bell shaped flowers in subtle colors of ivory, lemon, pink, rose, and apricot. This is my first year growing these, so far so good!
    Blooms all summer. Full sun. Grows to 24" tall.

    Ageratum, "Blue Mink"

    These are also known as "Floss Flower", and like full sun but will grow in part shade. These are great as border plants. Fluffy!
    Blooms all summer. Full sun, part shade. Grows to 10" tall, taller in shade areas.

    Cosmos, "Bright Lights Mix"

    Beautiful 3" flowers in yellow, oranges and reds. These are full sun flowers and have a "wildflower" look to them. These are simply breathtaking when mixed with purple flowers in a bouquet!
    Blooms early summer until last frost. Full sun. Grows 3' tall. No staking required.

    Cosmos, "Versailles Mix"

    This one produces 3" flowers in white, pink, and red. I call these "mailbox flowers" because a lot of people plant them under their mailboxes (to the chagrin of the postal carriers).
    Blooms all summer. Full sun. Grows 3-4' tall, stems are sturdy. No staking required.

    Cup-and-Saucer Vine

    This was such an unusual vine I couldn't pass it up. If you have any experience with these, let me know.
    Blooms all summer. Full sun. Grows to 20'.

    Delphinium, "Fantasia Mixed"

    This one is a perennial in some zones.
    These like a full sun location. Mixed white, lavender and blue flowering spikes of 15" in height. If cut back, they'll probably bloom a second time in a single season. I know because I did this at my old house.
    Blooms early summer, early fall. Full sun. Grows to 27" tall. No staking required.

    Delphinium, "Pink"

    This one is a perennial in some zones.
    These like a full sun location. Fantastic pink coloring. If cut back, they'll probably bloom a second time in a single season. I know because I did this at my old house.
    Blooms early summer, early fall. Full sun. Grows to 27" tall. No staking required.

    Impatiens, "Wild Thing"

    I never do very well with impatiens, it's very difficult to get them to germinate. But these were pretty and worth the try, at least. I'll let you know if they ever grow. Hey, that was a poem!
    Blooms all summer (if they germinate!). Shade, part shade. Grows 8-10" tall.

    Impatiens, "Tropical Fizz" Hybrid

    Okay, I know what I just said about impatiens, but I'm a sucker for punishment! These are the standard variety of pinks, reds, salmons, whites and oranges.
    Blooms all summer (if they germinate!). Shade, part shade. Grows 8-10" tall.

    Lobelia, "Crystal Palace"

    Stunning tiny purple flowers on delicate foliage. Great accent for hanging baskets. Cut this one back when blooms die off, and it will bloom over and over all season.
    Blooms all summer to first frost. Full sun to part shade. Height varies, generally 6 to 8".

    Marigold, "Queen Sophia"

    These are totally no-stress flowers. Just plant them, water them once in a while, and pinch off the dead blooms, and you'll have big, bushy plants. I actually harvested seeds from last year's flowers and they were ready to repot only 4 days after planting the seeds!
    Blooms all summer to first frost. Full sun, 10" tall.

    Moonflower, "Giant White"

    A vine, with scented flowers that open at night, blooms are 6" across!
    They like a full sun to partial shade location. Vine grows to 15'.
    Blooms all summer.

    Pansy, "Antique Shades" Hybrid Mix

    Pansies are great little things. You just can't kill them, no matter how hard you try! These had unusual muted colors so I had to try them this year.
    Blooms early summer and early fall if you cut them back. Full sun to partial shade. Grows to 4-6" tall.

    Salvia, "Flare"

    These bright red spikes of flowers are real beauties. Plant these if you want happy hummingbirds! Great as cut flowers, too.
    Blooms all summer. Full sun, 20" tall.

    Salvia, "Salsa Salmon Bicolor"

    I always have great success with salvia so I thought I'd try these this year. The flowering spikes are 6" tall. These will bloom all summer long, and you can make them even prettier by pinching off the faded blooms. Hummingbirds love these. They also look great in large containers.
    Blooms all summer. Full sun, 12-14" tall.

    Salvia, "Salsa Scarlet Bicolor"

    Another new one for this year. These require the same care as the "Salmon" variety. I can't wait to see the finished product!
    Blooms all summer. Full sun, 12-14" tall.

    Salvia, "Strata"

    Beautiful spikes of white with violet flourettes. I started these late last year and they bloomed in fall, but they're supposed to bloom all summer till first frost.
    Blooms all summer. Full sun to partial shade, 12-14" tall.

    Zinnia, "Cut and Come Again" Mix

    The classic cutting flower, these like a full sun location. Gorgeous "button shape" flowers are 2 1/2" across.
    Blooms early summer to first frost. Full sun. Grows to 2' tall. No staking required.