Are you looking to add a pop of color and personality to your garden this year? Here are 5 vibrant spring annuals that are great options for you to plant here in Northern Texas. Salvia farinceas are herbaceous plants that grow lavender or blueish-purple flowers. Hibiscus plants have a tropical look and grow flowers in a variety of colors, including pink and yellow. Cape plumbago flowers are often periwinkle in color but can be white as well. Cosmos bipinnatus plants grow medium-sized flowers in different shades of pink. Celosia cristata plants can come in many different colors but are most commonly a deep reddish-pink color.

1. Salvia Farincea

Salvia farincea annual plants blooming in Wylie, TX.

Salvia farinacea, also known as mealy blue sage, is often mistaken for lavender because of its rich violet-blue flowers. This plant is densely packed with these vertical spikes of small flowers. Salvia farincea typically grows in thick, round clumps and can reach up to 2 feet tall and 12 inches wide. These spring annuals thrive in a combination of full sun and light shade. While they prefer to live in moist, well-drained soil, these plants can tolerate times of drought. Salvia farincea is easy to grow and quite low-maintenance and can attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your property.

2. Hibiscus

Hibiscus annual blooming in Murphy, TX.

Hibiscus plants are native to warm areas of the world, like the Pacific Islands, and can add a tropical feel to your landscape. These plants grow large flowers that come in a wide range of colors, including yellow, orange, white, and various shades of pink. During the summer months, hibiscus plants require large amounts of water, especially when they are in their blooming stage. However, you can water them less frequently when the weather begins to cool down. Hibiscus plants also love to be exposed to constant sunlight whether they are in a pot or planted in your garden.

3. Cape Plumbago

The cape plumbago plant is actually a flowering shrub that can spread up to 10 feet in ideal conditions. This plant grows small clusters of flowers that are most commonly periwinkle in color. Because cape plumbagos are native to South Africa, they tend to thrive in heat and humidity. These plants are easy to grow and fairly resistant to pests and diseases, making them a low-maintenance option for your garden.

4. Cosmos Bipinnatus

Cosmos bipinnatus, more commonly referred to as garden cosmos or Mexican asters, is an herbaceous flowering plant in the daisy family. These plants grow medium-sized flowers that come in multiple shades of pink. Cosmos bipinnatus bloom the most in full sun and prefer warm, moist soil that is not packed too tightly. In ideal conditions, these plants can grow up to 4 feet tall. These flowers are also excellent pollinators for bumblebees.

5. Celosia Cristata

Celosia cristata, also known as cockscomb, is a versatile plant that can be grown in landscape beds, as borders, or in pots. These plants grow flowers in clumps that appear similar to hydrangeas; the flowers are typically a deep red color, but can also be yellow or white. The blooming period of these plants starts in the late summer, allowing you to enjoy their vibrant flowers until the late fall.

Celosia cristata plants are a culinary staple in Nigeria and Indonesia.

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If you want to totally upgrade your garden in Northern Texas this year, our team at CitiTurf is the one to call. Our landscaping experts can install almost any flower that you want to add to your property, including the spring annuals mentioned above. Since 2005, we have offered this service to the homeowners in Plano, Allen, Frisco, McKinney, and nearby areas in Texas. Give us a call at 972-516-0001 today if you are interested in scheduling our annual flower installation service!