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What Are Annual Plants And The Types Of Annuals?

Dec 21

Annual plants are a type of flowering plant that completes their life cycle in one growing season. These plants typically grow from seeds, bloom, produce seeds, and die in the course of a single year. Annual plants are popular in gardens and landscaping because they provide a burst of color and interest for a relatively short period of time.

There are many different types of annual plants, including both flowering plants and non-flowering plants. Some popular examples of annual flowering plants include marigolds, zinnias, petunias, and impatiens. These plants are known for their bright, showy flowers and are often used to add color to gardens and landscapes.

Non-flowering annual plants include vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, and beans, as well as herbs like basil and cilantro. These plants are grown for their edible parts, which are often used in cooking.

Annual plants are popular because they are easy to grow and care for, and they can be planted in a variety of settings. They are often used to fill in gaps in gardens or landscaping, or to add a pop of color to a patio or deck.

Annual plants are a great choice for those who want to add interest to their gardens or landscapes, but don't want to commit to the long-term care and maintenance of perennial plants. With a little bit of planning and care, annual plants can provide a beautiful and colorful display for a single growing season.