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Minnesota Flower Annuals

Updated on November 6, 2012

To give you some options

Below is a list of annual flowers that will bring color to your Minnesota garden.

Ageratum (Ageratum houstonianum): half-hardy: full to part sun: space 6-9 inches apart: start indoors: 6-8 weeks prior to last frost

Alyssum (Lobularia maritima): hardy: full to part sun: space 6-8 inches apart: start 4-6 weeks prior to last frost

Begonia (Begonia semperflorenscultorum): tender: sun to shade: space 6-12 inches apart: start 12 weeks prior to last frost

Cleome (Cleome hasselrana): half-hardy: full to part sun: space 24 inches apart: start 6-8 weeks prior to last frost

Cockscomb (Celosia argentea) half-hardy: full sun: space 6-15 inches apart: start 4-6 weeks prior to last frost.

Coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides): tender: full to part shade: space 10-12 inches apart: start 8 weeks prior to last frost

Cosmos (Cosmos species): half hardy: full sun: space 12 inches apart: start 6-8 weeks prior to last frost

Dusty Miller (Senecio cineraria): hardy: full sun: space 8-12 inches apart: start 8-10 weeks prior to last frost

Flowering Tobacco (Nicotiana alata): half-hardy: full to part sun: space 8-12 inches apart: start 6-8 weeks prior to last frost

Fuchsia (Fuchsia x hybrida): tender: full to part shade: space 12 inches apart or 3 plants per 8 inch pot: start 12+ weeks prior to last frost

Geranium (Pelargonium x hortorum): tender: full sun: space 8-12 inches apart: start 12 weeks prior to last frost

Impatiens (Impatiens wallerana): tender: full to part shade: space 8-12 inches apart: start 12-14 weeks prior to last frost

Lisianthus (Eutoma grandiflorum): half-hardy: full to part sun: space 6-10 inches apart: start 20 weeks prior to last frost

Lobelia (Lobelia erinus): half hardy: full to part sun: space 6-8 inches apart: start 10-12 weeks prior to last frost

Marigold (Tagetes species): tender: full sun: space 6-15 inches apart: start 4-6 weeks prior to last frost

Moss Rose (Portulaca grandiflora): tender: full sun: space 6 inches apart: start 6-8 weeks prior to last frost

Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus): half-hardy: full sun: space 8-12 inches apart: start 6-8 weeks prior to last frost

Pansy (Viola x wittrockiana): hardy: full-part sun: space 6 inches apart: start 10-12 weeks prior to last frost

Petunia (Petunia x hybrida): half-hardy: full-part sun: space 6-24 inches apart: start 10-12 weeks prior to last frost

Pinks (Dianthus chinensis): hardy: full-part sun: space 6-12 inches apart: start 10 weeks prior to last frost

Salvia (Salvia splendens): tender: full sun: space 8-12 inches apart: start 6-8 weeks prior to last frost

Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus): hardy: full-part sun: space 6-12 inches apart: start 6-8 weeks prior to last frost

Spike (Cordyline species): half-hardy: full-part sun: space 12-15 inches apart: start 12 weeks prior to last frost

Sunflower (Helianthus annuus): half-hardy: full sun: space 24 inches apart: start 3-4 weeks prior to last frost

Treasure Flower (Gazania rigens): half-hardy: full sun: space 6-10 inches apart: start 4-6 weeks prior to last frost

Verbena (Verbena species): half-hardy: full sun: space 6-12 inches apart: start 12-14 weeks prior to last frost

Vinca (Catharanthus roseus): tender: full-part sun: space 8-12 inches apart: start 12 weeks prior to last frost

Zinnia (Zinnia eleganus): half-hardy: full sun: space 6-15 inches apart: start 4 weeks prior to last frost


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