Boom! Pow! Summer WOW!
Get inspired! Watch our SUMMER SLIDESHOW!

Summer Wow!

Tithonia rotundifolia 'The Torch', Salvia 'Mystic Spires' and Hollyhock 'Henry VIII' make sweet Summer music.

And just like THAT ... it's time to think about

As the season slowly shifts to sunny Summer, we find ourselves unceremoniously ripping out our Spring annuals (so floriferous, they've been blooming their heads off since March) and replanting our demonstration gardens with big-bang-for-the-bloom Summer-to-Fall favorites that promise to evoke ooohs and aaahs from our visitors come June all the way to September (and beyond!).

With longer days affording a few more precious minutes in the garden, you'll find yourself out enjoying the buzzing bees and cutting bouquets in your own Summer paradise ... that is IF you get a move on and plant some simple Summer season extenders soon!

Looking for some pointers on how to pump up your Summer Garden?
Check out our Get Ready For Summer Tutorial!

The nursery is OPEN on MEMORIAL DAY!

Geranium ‘Rozanne’
Zauschneria septentrionalis ‘Wayne’s Silver’

Geranium ‘Rozanne’
Outstanding in every way, 'Rozanne' is the kind of stupendously floriferous, long-lived and reliable perennial us gardeners rely on! Deer resistant, heat tolerant and hardy to USDA zone 5! What else could you ask for?

Zauschneria septentrionalis ‘Wayne’s Silver’
Our favorite "California Fuchsia." A short, compact groundcover with metallic silver foliage and brilliant scarlet trumpets blooms Summer thru Fall. A rugged choice for dry borders and parking strips. Bonus: Drives the hummers bonkers!

Dudleya pulverulenta “Chalk Liveforever”
Asclepias physocarpa “Family Jewels Tree”

Dudleya pulverulenta “Chalk Liveforever”
Long-lived and happy with neglect, our beloved CA native “Liveforever” makes a startling succulent statement with ghostly white leaves in an elegant 2' rosette. Stunning, red bell-shaped flowers on long, powdery stalks appear in Summer, much to the delight to the local hummingbirds!

Asclepias physocarpa “Family Jewels Tree”
A SUPER EASY tree-like Milkweed from South Africa that grows fast enough to host Monarch caterpillars its first year. Brings vertical interest to the Summer garden with small star-shaped flowers followed by an abundance of 3” hairy green “family jewels” shaped seed pods. Fun!

Begonia x tuberhybrida pendula
'Illumination Apricot' Agastache mexicana ‘Sangria’ Rudbeckia hirta 
‘Chim Chiminee’

Begonia x tuberhybrida
pendula 'Illumination Apricot'

The best Begonia for hanging baskets!
A classic, uber-double Begonia with boatloads of bigger and better than ever blooms that reach a whopping 3-4" across on plants that cascade 2' down!

Agastache mexicana ‘Sangria’
Grown for its delicious lemon-scented foliage – ideal for teas and tisanes – this hummingbird snack station also boasts fabulous foot-long flower wands. Long-lived and hard-working in the garden. Hardy to USDA zone 7!

Rudbeckia hirta
‘Chim Chiminee’

Gorgeous quilled petals in a dazzling array of sunny yellow, ruby red, peach, rust and bi-colors radiate out from a rich, chocolate central disc on this hard-to-find "Black Eyed Susan".

Verbena bonariensis Erigeron divergens var. divergens "Navajo Fleabane" Zinnia elegans 
‘Giant Violet Queen’

Verbena bonariensis
You know this plant – it’s one of the greatest all purpose, make-your-garden-look-good-no-matter-what plants. Violet-purple clusters on wonderfully architectural 3-5’ branching stems May thru Oct., look good anywhere! Pollinator magnet, easy self-sower!

Erigeron divergens var. divergens "Navajo Fleabane"
A rare, pure white form of tough, drought and heat tolerant, deer resistant Western U.S. native "Fleabane". Blooms SPRING thru FALL with a multitude of 2" daisies. Not fussy about soil and a bee and butterfly magnet!

Zinnia elegans 
‘Giant Violet Queen’

You'll bow down in awe when these majestic magenta 6" blooms unfurl their zillions of petals on long stems perfect for bouquets. Old-fashioned and self-sowing, no Summer garden is complete without cheery Zinnias!

Need more Summer Bloomers? We've got plenty!
Use the Plant Finder at the top of the page to sort by availability or zone. Some plants may not be ready just yet, but you can add them to a Wish List and get an email just as soon as they are!

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Annie's Annuals & Perennials
Nursery: 740 Market Ave. Richmond, CA 94801
Business Office: 801 Chesley Ave. Richmond, CA, 94801
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