Flowerdale Nursery  & Landscaping
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Annuals

Flowerdale Nurseries, Inc.   

2800 N. Tustin Ave. Santa Ana 714 633-9200

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Plant Name

Bloom Period

Sun/ Shade

Size & Shape

Flower Color

Bouquet Cutting

Comments

Alyssum – Sweet Alyssum

Jan – Jul

(Jan – Dec)

SUN

2-6”

spreads

White. Pink

Vio. Purple

 

Honey-like fragrance. Reseeds prolifically. Good as carpet. Edging, borders & baskets.

Ageratum – Floss Flower

Apr – Oct

(Jan – Dec)

SUN – lite shade

Lite Shade

4-10”

Clumps

Blue, Lav

White

Taller types are good

Excellent border. Combines well with Marigolds, pink Phlox or Pink Vinca.

Anemone*

Feb – May

SUN – lite shade 

Lite shade

6-18” Clump

Red Blue Pink White

Excellent

Plant bulbs in fall or pots in early spring. Good border, in front of Ranunculus and in pots.

Aster – Annual China Aster

April – September

SUN

10-18”

Blue, White Pink Etc.

Excellent

Daisy-like blooms. Subject to diseases so be sure to plant in alternate locations each year.

Brachyscome*–Swan River Daisy

April – September

SUN

Spreading clump

Blue

 

Best planted each year. Finely cut foliage & blue color. Good under or near larger plants.

Begonia*

January – December

Light shade

8-20”

Pink, Red, White

 

Bedding varieties are most popular. Tuberous varieties regrow each year after dormancy.

Browallia – Amethyst Flower

Apr.– Oct.

(Feb–Dec)

SUN – lite shade

8-18”

Blue, Lav. White

Good

Blue most popular, good as shade border or baskets.

Calendula – Pot Marigold

Oct – April

SUN

8-20” upright

Yellow orange

Excellent

One of the best “winter flowers” Remove old flowers for good repeat bloom. Feed regularly.

Celosia – Cockscomb

May – October

SUN

10” or more

Yellow, red,

Good, Excellent dried

Plumed or crested types are great in masses or as accents in pots.

Cineraria*

Dec- April

Shade – lite shade

8-15” bushy

Blue, white, purple, pink

Good

Excellent in pots. Bait for snails often and remove old flower clusters.

Coleus*

Remove flowers

Lite shade

12-30” upright

Colored leaves

 

Pinch tips every 2-3 weeks in spring. Removing flowers will encourage more leaves.

Cosmos

April – October

SUN

24-60”

Pink, white, lav. purple

Good

Soft, feathery foliage and pastel colored blooms. Use taller types as background. Bait for snails.

Creeping Zinnia – Sanvitalia

May – October

SUN

4-6” tall spreading

Yellow

 

Spreading plant. Use in baskets, or as temporary filler for slope, groundcover or edging.

Dahlia*

March – September

SUN

12-60” upright

Pink, red, yellow

Excellent

Bigger types planted from tubers in late winter. Bedding types from pots in spring make good edging

Dianthus* - Pinks

May-Oct.

(Feb-Nov)

SUN

6-12” clumps

Pink, red, Lav. White

Good

Compact border or pot plant. Pick old flowers for extended blooming. Feed regularly w/ Bud n’ Bloom

Diascia* - Twinspur

March – September

SUN

4-10” Spreads

Pink & coral

 

Low growing, good in borders, pots & baskets. Trim old bloom off for quick re-bloom

Forget-Me-Not* - Myosotis

February – July

Sun, lite shade

6-12”

Blue

Good

Slow to start but long blooming, may re-seed

Godetia – Farewell-to-Spring

April – June

SUN

10-24”

White, pink, Lavender

Excellent

Good in mass plantings or mixed beds & borders. Needs good drainage.

Gomphrena – Globe Flower

May – October

SUN

8-20” upright

Purple, pink, white

Excellent dried

Clover-like blossoms. Use dwarf types for border & pots. Good late summer & fall flower.

Impatiens* - Busy Lizzie

January – December

Shade lite shade

8-20” clump

Red, pink, orange, wht.

 

Our most popular bedding plant. Sun is OK from fall – spring. Pinch often & cut back in early spring.

Larkspur – Chinese Delphinium

February – July

SUN Best w/ filtered

10-24’ upright

Blue, pink, white

Good

Miniature Delphiniums. Pinch when young to force branching. Feed w/ Bud n’ Bloom.

Lisianthus* - (Eustoma)

May – October

SUN

12-24” upright

Pink, blue, white

Excellent

Single & double as well as picotee types. Gray-green foliage. Like well drained, rich soil.

Lobelia

Feb-Oct. (Jan-Dec)

SUN Best w/ filterd

4-8” clump

Blue, lilac, white

 

Clumping & trailing types used as edging, border and in hanging baskets & bowls.

Marigold

April – October

SUN

8-24”

Yellow, wht orange

Good but has unusual odor

Many sizes & shapes. Best if old flowers are removed. Bright yellow great with dark blue lobelia.

Monkey Flower*– Mimulus

February – July

SUN Best w/ filterd

8-14” bushy

Yellow, rose, orange

Good

Prefers rich, moist soil, pinch old blooms & feed regularly.

Morning Glory

March- October

SUN

Tall vine

Blue, pink, red, white

 

Easy to grow but can grow 15-20’ in one season. Needs support and training when young.

Nasturtium

Feb-Jul (sept-may)

SUN lite shade

9-15”trail. or bushy

Pink, orang yellow

Good floater

Edible flowers. Re-seeds easily in ground. Hanging baskets & small trellis

Nemesia (annual)

Dec– May (nov-june)

SUN lite shade

8-15” upright

Pink, orang yellow

Good

Good in baskets, bowls, borders. Best if pinched when young and old flowers are removed.

Nierembergia*-Purple Robe

May – October

SUN

12-24” mound

Purple or white

 

1” cup-like flowers. Good summer filler or wide border. Can be sheared to re-bloom.

Pansy & Viola*

Oct-Mar (sept-may)

SUN lite shade

4-10” clump

Varies

Good

Most showy planted in mass keeping solid colors separate or mix them all. Feed regularly.

Petunia

March – October

SUN

8-14” clump

Varies

 

Big & small flowered types. Pinch or cut back when leggy. Feed regularly, especially mid to late summer

*These may be perennial, but in Orange County are usually treated as annuals.

Please ask any of our CALIFORNIA CERTIFIED NURSERY PROFESSIONALS for more information.

 

 

 

Plant Name

Bloom Period

Sun/ Shade

Size & Shape

Flower Color

Bouquet Cutting

Comments

Phlox (annual)

April- October

SUN lite shade

6-14” clump

Pink, red, white

Excellent

Likes rich, well-drained soil. Remove old blooms. Great pastel color assortment good in pots or beds.

Poppy – California

February – May

SUN

10-24” clump

Orange, pink, yellow

Good

Best as wildflower as it re-seeds wildly. Plant seed in fall or transplants in early spring.

Poppy* – Iceland

November - April

SUN

6-8”

Flws –20”

Yellow, red pink, white

Good

Slow to start but prolific bloomers if old seedpods removed. Feed regularly with Bud n’ Bloom.

Portulacca – Moss Rose

April – October

SUN

4-6” spreading

Red, pink, orange

 

Good for hot areas with infrequent waterings. May re-seed. Good in succulent baskets & bowls.

Primrose*-English

Nov-Mar (Oct-Mar)

Light Shade

6-10” clump

Blue, pink, red, white

Good

Bright color can tolerate sun for short season. Feed regularly & bait for snails. Remove old flower stalks.

Primrose*-Fairy

Nov-Mar (Oct-Mar)

Light Shade

6-10” clump

Pink, red, white, lav

Good

Soft colors for cool winter season. Feed regularly & bait for snails. Remove old flower stalks.

Primrose*-Chinese

Nov-Mar (Oct-Mar)

Light Shade

6-10” clump

Pink, red, white

Excellent

Soft colors for cool winter season. Feed regularly & bait for snails. Remove old flower stalks.

Salvia* (annual)

April – October

SUN

10-16” bushy

Red, pink, purple

Good

Scarlet red is striking when used with yellow marigolds. Remove old flowers. Feed regularly.

Statice – Annual

April – September

SUN

12-24” upright

Pink, blue, lav, wht.

Excellent

& good dried

Remove old flower stalks. Feed regularly with Bud n’ Bloom.

Stock

November – May

Sun

lite shade

12-30” upright

Pink, rose, white

Excellent

Very fragrant. Pinch when young to promote branching. Beds, borders & bowls.

Strawflower – Annual

April – October

SUN

15-30” clump

Pink, wht.  yellow

Excellent

& good dried

Great for cutting or drying. Needs good drainage and best in fertile but tolerates poor soils. Plant form seed

Sunflower

May – October

SUN

1-10’

Yellow to burgundy

Excellent

Branching & single headed types. Need good drainage & lots of water & regular feed to get tallest

Sweet Pea*

Feb-May (Jan–Sept)

SUN

Tall vine or bush

Pink, red, purp, wht

Excellent

Fragrant. 6’ tall vines need support or 24” bush types can be used in baskets or beds. Cut seed pods

Sweet William*-Dianthus

May-October

SUN

4-10” clump

Pink, red, white

Good

Compact border or pot plant. Remove old flowers and feed regularly with Bud n’ Bloom.

Verbena*- Annual

March – October

SUN

6-12”

Pink, red, purp, wht

 

Border or pot plant. Subject to mildew if shaded or poor air circulation. Very colorful & good bloomer

Vinca*-Periwinkle

May – October

SUN

8-18” clump

Pink, red, lavender

 

Best for hot summers. Prolific & easy to grow but needs to dry between waterings. Don’t overwater! 

Viola*-Sweet Violet

December-May

Light shade

6-12” clump

Violet, rose white

Good

Old fashioned violet. Sweet fragrance. Slowly spreads and can re-seed quickly. AM sun OK

Zinnia

May – October

SUN

6-36”

Red, pink, yel. Wht.

Excellent

Likes hot summer weather. Watch for mildew & cut old flowers. Feed regularly with Bud n’ Bloom.

*These may be perennial, but in Orange County are usually treated as annuals.

 

HOW TO ACHIEVE YEAR-ROUND “KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF” COLOR:

1.      Prepare your soil by mixing the following into the top 4-6” of soil.

a.       Spread 2 inches of BUMPERCROP over the entire bed.

b.      Add 10 pounds of Mineral Soil Conditioner for every 100 sq. ft. (10’ X 10’)

c.       Add 2 pounds of Pre Plant Fertilizer for every 100 sq. ft. (10’ X 10’)

2.      Select the right plants for the season. “Warm-Season” flowers are in full bloom from about April through September. “Cool-Season” flowers are in bloom from October through March. Use the chart above to choose the best plants. For SUPER KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF COLOR you will want to plant two warm season and two cool season plantings each year.

3.      Fertilize!!!!

a.       About 3 to 4 weeks after planting, begin feeding your flowerbeds, pots and baskets with Bud n’ Bloom every two weeks. This step is critical – don’t forget it.

4.      Maintain:

a.       Many flowers look better and bloom better when they are “dead-headed” about once per week.

b.      Bait for snails and slugs as necessary. Use a quality bait that will also take care of insects like our Master Nursery Snail Meal.

c.       A  heavy mulch like our Black Forest Premium Organic Compost over the top of the soil will not only look good, it will reduce weeds, cool the plants roots, condition the soil and conserve water.

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