Spring Annuals

Spring means new growth and colorful plant options for our gardens and landscapes. We love annuals because they offer bright, fast growing blooms. Although they do not come back year after year, they do create magnificent springtime spectacles for the time they do spend in our gardens.

Here are a few of our favorite Spring annuals:


Snapdragons and the perfect springtime garden addition. With their vibrant blooms and unique shape, this plant does a great job of adding interest to any landscape. Snapdragons are a taller plant, and can grow to be 3 feet tall. This plant is also deer resistant and can even handle frost! Plant your snapdragons in full sun and well-drained soil.


The wonderful thing about geraniums is that they can be enjoyed outdoors or indoors. This plant comes in a variety of colors ranging from white, to red, to pink, and other colors in between! If you’d like to enjoy your geraniums year-round, they overwinter easily. When caring for this plant, be sure to keep in full sun and well-drained soil.


If you’re hoping to attract various pollinators, look no further than calibrachoa! This plant’s bright blooms invite all sorts of pollinators like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to the garden. While these can be planted in the ground, many also choose to plant their calibrachoa in a container. When caring for this plant, be sure to place it in a sunny spot and well-drained soil.


Petunias are adored for their color variety. This plant can be found in yellow, pink, purple, white, orange, and so much more! Because petunias are vibrant and fast-growing, they are often used to border flower beds. Like other springtime annuals, this one prefers to be planted in full sun and well-drained soil.

Visit Patuxent Nursery today to see our current selection of Spring annuals!

For more information on Spring annuals, check out our blog:

How to Create The Perfect Spring Garden

How to Overwinter Your Annuals