Annual that grow in Sun

Sometimes the summer sun can be brutal on your plants.  Many customers ask us "what will gro in direct all day sun?"
  We want you to have the most perfect garden every year, so here are a few of our favorite " must have's for the sunniest of locations.  Keep in mind that the more sun a plant gets, the more water it may need.   Add a good pre-mix of planting soil or create your own using peat, perlite, vermiculite and humus.  Make sure you dig down in your exixting soil to loosen it up.  Just mix the new soil mixture with your old soil.  Add some fertilizer like osmocote as a slow release for newly planted flowers. 

Happy Gardening!

Marigolds - a Customer Favorite

At Dan Schantz Greenhouse, we grow hundreds of varieties of annuals.  To see them all, you'll need to come in...and often- as it changes from week to week.  Here are a few of the most popular Sun annuals.

Wave Petunias
Wave Petunias

"Grow an Ocean of Color with Waves! We try hard to let folks know about the different varieties of flowers, but this particular one is so special. Not an ordinary petunia, this is the WAVE. They take the heat, sun and neglect that everyone wants. Easy Wave : grows about 10" tall. many colors. Original Wave: low growing, like a ground cover. Sometimes comes back next year. Wide spreading habit. Drought resistant. Great for large landscapes- grows quickly

Sunpatiens
Sunpatiens

A cross between a new guinea impatiens and a wild impatiens, these were bred in 2009 in Japan to grow a whopping 3' tall and wide. It's like having a mounding ocean of indestructible color! They will still wilt down if dry, but they come back nicely without damage once watered. Fertilize regularly, and keep the soil moist. No pruning needed.

Calabrachoa
Calabrachoa

Superbells, Million bells. These tiny petunia type flowers are a mounding delight in every color under the sun. Easy care, spreading and mounding color all summer long.

Geraniums in pink
Geraniums in pink

A sun favorite. Varieties include Martha Washington (early season) Hybrid from seed - they bloom without having to be "dead headed" Caliente - a kind of cross between an ivy geranium and a zonal Zonal Geraniums- the most luscious blooming, and so many others. We grow all the latest and newest varieties available on the market. Don't see your favorite color? just email us.

Petunias
Petunias

Some petunias mound, some fountain over the pot. Mostly they are trainable and can be trimmed to grow in any shape. Careful not to water the blooms on a hot day, water carefully under the blossoms. Trim as needed, and feed regularly during summer.

Angeolena
Angeolena

Upright growing spikes of white, pink, purple, peach and all colors in between. Nice flower to grow beside wave petunias or vinca.

Cosmos
Cosmos

Pretty daisy type blooms on strong yet delicate looking stems. Thin needle like leaves make a nice contrast. Grown in brilliantly bright colors, these beauties love the sun.

Gazania
Gazania

Strong daisy flowers in multiple colors. These sun loving flowers are so pretty! Gardeners beware... these are one of those flowers that wont bloom in the shade, at night or on a really cloudy day. Strictly SUN.

Gaillardia
Gaillardia

The bronze and orange colors are pretty, they withstand the heat so well. They need to be watered fairly often, but the rewards are worth it. They look fabulous still in late fall- the colors match autumn mums. Plus, they usually return next year (hardy annual)

Millions of Geraniums Grown Yearly