Favorite Winter Annuals

jmblack_nc(7)October 7, 2005

Does anyone have a favorite Winter Annual other than pansies??? I was hoping to put a little more variety into my winter flower beds.

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I would love an answer to this also. I am sick of pansies and violas. I did snaps last winter, but they really didn't bloom until the weather warmed up. I don't need flowers necessarily--just something besides pansies and Kale.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2005 at 1:08PM
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moonsheller(z8b SC)

I use curly leaf parsley. It will even look good in a hanging basket. And lots of pots of different kinds of ivy.
Also leaf lettuce, Bright Lights chard and dianthus. A good break from pansies and violas.

    Bookmark   October 18, 2005 at 6:51PM
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Pierre_R(z9 Riviera)

Sweet Alyssum: Lobularia maritima is great were he grows: full autumn, winter and spring color and marvelous scent in any container or sunny slope from a summer sowing.

Combines very well with other winter annuals such as violas or pansies.

    Bookmark   October 18, 2005 at 11:53PM
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tedlyxx(z9 LA)

I've been using radicchio as an edging plant in some beds for years. I start the seeds around Labor Day. They're big enough to set out now and provide brilliant color from November through early April when I begin cutting the ruby heads for salad or grilling. I like them much better than ornamental kale or cabbage because they color up well even if winter is warm, which doesn't happen with kale or cabbage.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2005 at 11:47AM
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Same question, and zone-specific. Anything but pansies and deco cabbages for fairly sheltered, partly shady bed in z6b?

    Bookmark   October 31, 2005 at 8:59AM
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Calendulas have worked well for me. Some dianthus are good in winter, too, I think. I am not sure which colder zones these bloom during winter. I was told dianthus are good in zone 7.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2005 at 11:02PM
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