Seasonal Plantings

Planting seasonal flowers can immediately brighten up any garden with their vibrant colors and sweet aroma, and when planted in the right combination, they can keep your garden looking bright and beautiful all year round. Most flowers are attractive planted on the borders of your flowerbeds complementing the existing plants. It is fairly inexpensive to do a seasonal flower planting once or twice a year. As a result, your yard may be the envy of all your neighbors!

Below is a list of seasonal flowers that can add a touch of color to any San Diego garden:

Spring / Summer Flowering Annuals:

  • Calendula (Marigold) – orange & yellow flowers – best in sun exposure
  • California Poppy – orange flowers – best in sun exposure
  • Dianthus – pink flowers – best in sun exposure
  • Iceland Poppy – red, orange & yellow flowers – best in sun exposure
  • Larkspur – blue, purple,  pink, & blue/white flowers – best in sun exposure
  • Nasturtium – red, orange, yellow & white flowers – best in sun/shade exposure
  • Pansy – variety of flower colors – best in sun exposure
  • Viola – purple & blue flowers – best in sun exposure

Summer / Fall Flowering Annuals:

  • Alyssum – white & yellow flowers – best in sun exposure
  • Amaranthus – red flowers – best in sun exposure
  • Begonia – red, pink, orange & yellow flowers – best in shade exposure
  • Coleus – multi-colored leaves – best in shade exposure
  • Geranium – variety of flower colors – best in shade exposure
  • Impatiens – variety of flower colors – best in shade exposure
  • Marigold – yellow & orange flowers – best in sun exposure
  • Periwinkle – blue & purple flowers – best in sun exposure
  • Petunia – pink, white & purple flowers – best in sun exposure
  • Portulaca – variety of flower colors – best in sun exposure
  • Salvia – purple & blue colors – best in sun/shade exposure
  • Verbena – variety of flower colors – best in sun exposure
  • Zinnia – variety of flower colors – best in sun exposure