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Best Annuals for the Sun and Shade

It can be difficult to know which annual to plant where but don’t worry, we’re here to help.
Review our handy Annual Flower Key Guide to the right to find the best annuals for the sun, shade and soil conditions for your commercial property.

Not sure if you should add seasonal flower plantings to your commercial property? Read this blog post to learn more.

If you would like to add seasonal flower plantings to your commercial property, contact us for a proposal. 

Annual Flower Planting Guide

Full SunPartial SunFull ShadePartial Shade

Annuals for Full Sun:

Marigolds – FS, D
Marigolds Full Sun Annuals

Cosmos – FS, D
Cosmos Full Sun Annuals

Lantana – FS, D
Lantana Full Sun Annuals

Lobeilia erinus – FS, M
Lobeilia erinus Full Sun Annuals

Celosia – FS, D
Celosia Full Sun Annuals

Vinca – FS, D
Vinca Full Sun Annuals

Petunia – FS, D
Petunia Full Sun Annuals

Salvia – FS, D
Salvia Full Sun Annuals

Superbells – FS, D
Superbells Full Sun Annuals

Purple Heart – FS, D
Purple Heart Full Sun Annuals

Alyssum – FS, M
Alyssum Full Sun Annuals

Dusty Miller – FS, D
Dusty Miller Full Sun Annuals

Cleome – FS, D
Cleome Full Sun Annuals

Annuals for Partial Sun:

Begonias – PS, M
Begonias Partial Sun Annuals

Snap Dragons – PS, M
Snap Dragons Partial Sun Annuals

Ageratum – PS, D
Ageratum Partial Sun Annuals

Sweet Potato Vine – PS, M
Sweet Potato Vine Partial Sun Annuals

Bacopa – PS, M
Bacopa Partial Sun Annuals

Annuals for Full Shade:

Torenia fournieri – FSH, M
Torenia fournieri Full Shade Annuals

Caladium – FSH, M
Caladium Full Shade Annuals

Hypoestes phyllostachya – Polka Dot Plant – FSH, M
Hypoestes phyllostachya (Polka Dot Plant) Full Shade Annuals

Coleus – FSH, M
Coleus Full Shade Annuals

Annuals for Partial Shade:

Pansies – PSH, M
Pansies Partial Shade Annuals

Fuschia – PSH, M
Fuschia Partial Shade Annuals

Impatiens – PSH, M
Impatiens Partial Shade Annuals

Persian Shield – PSH, M, HH
Persian Shield Partial Shade Annuals
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