Summer Annuals

Summer Annuals at Patuxent Nursery

From June to September, these annuals will keep your garden fresh, vibrant, and lively even on the hottest of days.

Shop Summer Annuals at Patuxent Nursery

Long-Blooming Summer Flowers

From spring to fall, you can count on these perennials to hold their blooms.

pink white and red begonias


Not only are the blooms delicate and vibrant, but the foliage on the Begonias also offer great contrast for added benefit.

vivid colors of portulaca blooms


For colors so electric, they instantly become the star of the show, opt for Portulaca.

Available in Pink, Orange, Yellow, and Violet.

pink white and red annual vinca


Also known as Madagascar Periwinkle, Annual Vinca are great alternative to impatiens for sunny locations.

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.

Non-Flowering Summer Annuals

What these plants lack in blooms, they make up for with their eye-catching foliage.

coleus wasabi and red head


The rich colors of the coleus will look gorgeous when planted in a mixed garden or container.

Available in ‘Wasabi’ and ‘Red Head’

silver foliage on annual dusty miller

Dusty Miller

The rich colors of the coleus will look gorgeous when planted in a mixed garden or container.

Available in ‘Wasabi’ and ‘Red Head’

annual trailing ivy

Annual Ivy

Known for their trailing habits, annual ivy is the perfect addition to your container gardens as the “spiller”

Can I keep my Spring Annuals Throughout the Summer?

Spring Annuals can transfer to summer if cared for properly. They will likely need less light since the summer sun is much stronger than that of spring.

Summer Herbs and Vegetables

If you love to grow a veggie garden during the Summer, now is your chance! We have a wide selection of hardy summer vegetables including over a dozen types of tomatoes!

Also, now is the ideal time to plan ahead and plant vegetables like Radishes, Carrots, and Potatoes so that they will have enough time to establish and be ready for harvest next spring.

summer vegetable area
summer vegetables
summer vegetables at patuxent nursery