Annual

By far the majority of plants we grow are perennials, however we do grow a few select plants that are either annuals (pansies) or tender perennials that we recommend be treated as self-sowing annuals (e.g. Rudbeckia hirta) or dug up and stored for the winter in colder areas (e.g. cannas).

Select Plant Type:
Anethum graveolens 'Bouquet'
Common Name: Dwarf Dill

Dwarf selection suitable for containers and smaller gardens. Can be used fresh in sauces and salads and is especially good with fish. Use dried or the seeds for pickling. Host plant for butterflies. Not deer resistant.


Asclepias curassavica 'Red Butterfly'
Common Name: Red Butterfly Weed

Showy clusters of red blooms with yellow-orange centers are produced all summer long (if deadheaded). Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds galore. Dark green foliage is tinged with maroon. NOT perennial, but will self-sow if some seedpods are left late in the season. ANNUAL.


Basil 'Greek Columnar'
Common Name: Basil

Small green leaves on upright columnar plants. A favorite because it continues to produce fresh leaves all summer. Generally does not bloom because our day lengths are not long enough. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Annual.


Basil 'Large Leaf Italian'
Common Name: Sweet Basil

Wonderful for pesto and Italian dishes. Large shiny green leaves. Deer resistant. Annual.


Carex testacea
Common Name: New Zealand Sedge

Fine textured, light green to orange-brown foliage has bright orange tints in cold weather. Forms nicely weeping mounds. Evergreen. Best color achieved in full sun


Crinum asiaticum
Common Name: Spider Lily

Large, pure white, spidery blooms appear in a spiral rosette on stems up to 6 feet tall, typically after a soaking rainfall. Dark green, strap-like leaves up to 3 feet long and 4" wide create a mound up to 5 feet across. Bulbous plants are poisonous. NOT Hardy!


Dahlia 'Amber Quartz'
Common Name: Dahlia

Simple, 3"-4" golden yellow-orange blooms fade to pale yellow. Dark centers echo the dark bronze foliage that sets off the blooms beautifully. Hardy in Zone 7. Dig and store for winter if in doubt.


Dahlia 'Firepot'
Common Name: Dahlia

4" double blooms of glowing red-orange with yellow centers emerge from purple buds. Vibrant deep green foliage. Hardy in zone 7, but may be dug and stored for winter or treated as annual.


Dahlia 'Garnet Quartz'
Common Name: Dahlia

Simple, 3" garnet red blooms over dark bronze foliage. Usually hardy in Zone 7. Dig and store for winter if in doubt.


Dahlia 'Rose Quartz'
Common Name: Dahlia

Simple, 3" bright pink blooms over dark bronze foliage. Usually hardy in Zone 7. Dig and store for winter if in doubt.


Pansy 'Crown Purple'
Common Name: Pansy
Bright purple blooms with tiny yellow eye over bright green foliage. Heavy bloomer.

Pansy 'Crown Rose'
Common Name: Pansy
Pretty, solid rose blooms that hold their faces upward. Heavy-blooming.

Pansy 'Crystal Bowl Yellow'
Common Name: Pansy
Bright, clear yellow, medium sized blooms with no faces. Uniform, extra dwarf plants. Heat and cold resistant.

Pansy 'Delta Apple Cider Mix'
Common Name:
An enchanting mix of clear and faced pansies in shades of maroon, yellows and pinks. Perfect to fill up a barrel for fall. Exceptionally heat tolerant.

Pansy 'Delta Blue Blotch'
Common Name: Pansy
Low spreading compact habit with good foliage. True blue blooms with a dark blue face. Exceptionally heat tolerant.

Pansy 'Delta Orange Blotch'
Common Name: Pansy
Bright orange blooms have dark maroon faces. Perfect for fall containers and to provide a shot of warm color on cold winter days. Exceptionally heat tolerant.

Pansy 'Delta Premium Violet'
Common Name: Pansy
Low spreading compact habit with good foliage and clear violet blooms without faces. Exceptionally heat tolerant.

Pansy 'Delta Primrose'
Common Name: Pansy
Low spreading compact habit with good foliage and light yellow flowers without faces. Exceptionally heat tolerant.

Pansy 'Delta Pure Red'
Common Name: Pansy
Low spreading compact habit with good foliage and pure red flowers without faces. Exceptionally heat tolerant.

Pansy 'Delta Watercolors Mix'
Common Name: Pansy
Large blooms without faces in a mix of pastel blues, pinks, primrose yellow, orange, lavender and white.

Pansy 'Delta Yellow Blotch'
Common Name: Pansy
Low spreading compact habit with good foliage and clear yellow flowers maroon faces. Exceptionally heat tolerant.

Pansy 'Matrix Blue Blotch'
Common Name: Pansy
Clear, deep blue blooms have a darker, almost black face.

Pansy 'Matrix True Blue'
Common Name: Pansy
3"-3.5" blooms of solid, medium blue.

Pansy Viola 'Jewels and Jazz Mix'
Common Name: Pansy
Very showy mix of solid color blooms in orange, yellow, red, blue and purple that will hold up well to rain and snow. Loads of blooms over a long period and excellent overwintering for a spring show.

Pansy Viola 'Penny Azure Twilight'
Common Name: Pansy
Pretty blooms of pastel blue to almost white are large for violas. Small, dark violet blue rays extend from the centers. Lush green foliage. Dependable overwintering.

Pansy Viola 'Penny Marlies'
Common Name: Pansy
1 1/4" blooms have deep purple-lavender upper wings above gold-dusted petals splotched with a burgundy-black eye. Very unusual. Heat tolerant, non-stretching. Dependable overwintering.

Pansy Viola 'Penny Orange'
Common Name: Pansy
Clear orange, miniature 1" pansies that bloom from fall into late spring. This is great match with the Viola Penny Violet for VA Tech fans!

Pansy Viola 'Penny Violet'
Common Name: Pansy
Deep maroon, miniature 1" pansies that bloom from fall into late spring. This is great match with the Viola Penny Orange for VA Tech fans!

Pansy Viola 'Sorbet Banana Cream'
Common Name: Pansy
Bright white and yellow bicolor blooms will light up the garden in fall and again in spring. Loads of blooms over a long period and excellent overwintering for a spring show.

Pansy Viola 'Sorbet Mix'
Common Name: Viola
Compact plants with 1" flowers in colors ranging from cream and yellow to orange to blues and purples, both faced and clear types. Floriferous and very long blooming.

Petroselinum crispum 'Italian'
Common Name: Italian Parsley

Dark green, flat leaf variety with pronounced flavor. The gourmet's favorite. Larval food for butterflies. Biennial, but will self-sow. Not deer resistant. Excellent source of vitamins, iron, and calcium for people.