Spring Annuals at Patuxent Nursery

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Early Spring Flowers

Why wait until summer to see beautiful blooms? These Early Spring Annuals are the perfect compliment to your garden, even if it’s just starting to wake up after Winter. Choose from the delicate Alyssum to the quintessential cold weather flower, the Pansy. Since we are constantly getting in new plants, stop by to see what’s in stock!


What is the difference between Annuals and Perennials?

Annual plants are plants with a life cycle that lasts only one year. They grow from seed, bloom, produce seeds, and die in one growing season. They then need to be replanted each spring. The term "perennial" refers to herbaceous (“green") plants since woody plants, such as trees, are perennial by definition.


Sprouted Bulbs

For the person who forgot to plant their bulbs in the Fall. We carry pre-sprouted bulbs that you can plant now! Colorful Tulips, Hyacinth, and Narcissus are our favorites. Make sure you plant early for Spring blooms.


What are the differences between Spring Annuals and Fall Annuals?

Spring Annuals can transfer to Summer if cared for properly. While some Spring Annuals can also qualify as Fall Annuals because they like the cold weather, you are more likely to find Annuals like Mums and Ornamental Cabbage in the Fall.


Cool Season Herbs and Vegetables

If you love to grow a veggie garden during the Summer, why start early and grow one during the Spring? Many of the vegetables you enjoy eating actually like the cooler temperatures of the Spring. Grow leafy greens like lettuce, spinach, and kale or root veggies like carrots and beets. Even herbs like basil and rosemary!


What type of light do Spring Annuals need?

Because the sunlight is not as strong during Spring as it is during Summer, Spring Annuals like to be in the sun. This is not the same when you carry them over into Summer - because the sun is stronger and the weather is hotter, most Spring Annuals will need to be moved into the shade to survive the Summer.