The Top 5 Annuals For 2017


We previously looked at the top perennial trends for 2017, and now we’re taking a look at a few annuals. These plants will be valuable annuals to grow and popular selections for customers.¬†Research for this list comes from various sources, including Proven Winners and Greenhouse Growers‘ lengthy lists.

5. Dahlias


Dahlias are bushy Mexican natives which require full sun and sandy soil. They range in color and size, making it a versatile plant for buyers. Since they love sunny gardens, if they receive six to eight hours of direct sunlight, they will get more blooms. This trait can be expressed on labels to provide customers with more vibrant gardens.


4. Calibrachoas


These annuals are flowers that love sun and can work well in containers. Creating arrangements out of Calibrachoa should be done during the summer and fall blooms. What also makes this plant special for a variety of buyer demographics is their easy care nature.

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3. Violas

These flowers are primarily cool season bloomers and are cold tolerant. Although these plants love sun, they tend to struggle in the summer heat. Since they can live in containers and add a burst of color, Voilas are perfect for spring and autumn arrangements. Pair them with other sun loving plants for an easy to place for container.


2. Begonia Annuals


This annual grows quickly and can easily fill spaces in the garden with vibrant flowers. They also are appropriate for hanging baskets. They like moist soil, but not too wet, so consider labeling with the WetStick‚ĄĘ label in order to keep all pertinent information readily available.

 

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1. Petunias

This very popular annual is back again as a must-sell¬†plant for 2017. Petunias are tolerant of heat and don’t need to be frequently watered, making this an easy-care plant for the summer. On the other hand, they can attract various pests like aphids and caterpillars. Promoting pest control on the packaging of this plant could be a simple solution to making this plant last for customers.






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