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KEEP UP WITH THE SEASONS

SEASONAL BEDDING PLANTS (AKA: COLOR)

Bedding plants are commonly used in residential and commercial landscapes to provide color. 


Bedding plants are classified into two groups based on the temperatures they prefer. 

  • Cool-season bedding plants, such as pansies, dianthus, snapdragons, stock and calendulas, do best in the cold to mild temperatures of October through early May and generally tolerate typical winter freezes without protection.
  • Warm-season bedding plants, such as torenia, marigolds, periwinkle and zinnias, grow and flower best in the warm to hot months of April to October. Since they are sensitive to freeze damage, they are planted after danger of frost is over. 

Most bedding plants are annuals. 

These short-lived plants grow from seed, bloom and die within one growing season. The transient nature of annuals means that at the end of their season when they are no longer attractive, annuals are removed and replaced with new plantings.