2016 Annuals at Sandy’s Back Porch

(Our plants are delivered throughout the season and are subject to availability.)

We carry all the tried and true favorites including our incredible home grown geraniums, petunias, million bells along with many harder to find annuals. We have two large greenhouses packed with beautiful annuals for containers, baskets and garden beds. A visit to Sandy’s Back Porch will convince you we have the best annuals in town!

Variety / Color / Notes / Exposure

Full Sun – 6-8 hours of direct sunlight.

Part Sun or Part Shade – These are generally used interchangeably to mean 3-6 hours of sun each day. Morning or early afternoon is desirable. Mid to late afternoon sun is too intense and can burn plants.

Part Sun – A greater emphasis is put on its receiving the minimal sun requirements.

Part Shade – Should not be planted where they will get the burning late afternoon sun. Plant where it will get shaded from a tree or plant on the east side of a building.

Full Shade – Less than 3 hours of direct sunlight each day, with filtered sunlight during the rest of the day. Full shade does not mean no sun. There are very few plants that will grow in the dark.

Agastache / Hummingbird Mint

Very aromatic, long lasting color. Attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies

agastache or hummingbird mint
Acapulco Orange / Attracts hummingbirds & butterflies Sun
Acapulco Salmon / Attracts hummingbirds & butterflies Sun

Angelonia / Summer Snapdragon

Copes well with heat, some drought & flowers throughout the season. Great in beds and containers.

angelonia or summer snapdragons
Angelos Bi Color Sun
Archangel Orchid Pink Sun
Zebra Sun
Wedgewood Blue Sun
Angelface White Sun
Archangel White Sun
Archangel Dark Rose Sun
Archangel Dark Purple Sun
Archangel Raspberry Sun
Alonia Big Violet Sun
Alonia Big Blue Sun
Angelface Blue Sun
Carita Purple
Carita White Sun

Asclepias / Annual Milkweed

Provides nectar and attracts Monarchs, other Butterflies and Hummingbirds

Annual Milkweed
Monarch’s Promise Sun


Wonderful for shade garden color!

Dragon Wing / Baby Wing / Marshmallow
Baby Wing Bicolor Part Sun to Shade
Baby Wing White (Green Leaf) Part Sun to Shade
Baby Wing Red Part Sun to Shade
Dragon Wing Pink Part Sun to Shade
Dragon Wing Red Part Sun to Shade
Marshmallow Part Sun to Shade
Rex BegoniasSpitfire / Escargot / Salsa / Gryphon
Rex Escargot Part Shade to Shade
Rex Gryphon Part Shade to Shade
Rex Salsa Part Shade to Shade
Rex Spitfire Part Shade to Shade
Whopper Red (Bronze Leaf) Part Sun to Shade
Whopper Rose (Bronze Leaf) Part Sun to Shade
Whopper Rose (Green Leaf)
Part Sun to Shade


“Everlasting” large flowers

Sundance® Totally Yellow Sun

Bidens and Brachyscome

bidens and brachyscome
Bidens / Beedance Painted Red / Attracts bees and butterflies
Brachyscome / Brasco Violet Sun


Blushing Bride / Candyland / Carolyn Whorton / Gingerland
Blushing Bride
Sun Tolerant to Shade
Candyland Sun Tolerant to Shade
Carolyn Whorton Sun Tolerant to Shade
Florida Cardinal Shade
Frog in a Blender Part Sun to Shade
Gingerland Part Sun to Shade

Green Frog in a Blender / Miss Muffet / Pink Beauty / Postman Joyner

Lemon Blush Shade
Miss Muffet Part Sun to Shade
Pink Beauty Part Sun to Shade
Fannie Munson (Pink) Shade
Raspberry Moon Part Sun to Shade
Freida Hemple (Red) Sun Tolerant to Shade
Postman Joyner
Part Sun to Shade

White Aaron / White Candidum / White Christmas / White Queen

Summer Breeze Part Shade to Shade
White Aaron Sun Tolerant to Shade
White Candidum Sun Tolerant to Shade
White Christmas Part Shade to Shade
White Queen
Part Shade to Shade

Calibrachoa / Million Bells

Commonly called million bells, these plants are prolific bloomers that produce hundreds of 1” wide flowers from spring to frost. They are among the smallest of petunias but may look bigger due to the clustered appearance of the seasonal blooms in shades of gold, peach, coral and magenta.They need little or no deadheading.

Calibrachoa or Million Bells
Aloha Kona Hot Orange Sun
Aloha Red Cartwheel Sun
Aloha Tiki Neon Sun
Cararet Bright Red Sun
Callie White Sun
Can Can Orange Sun
Celebration Chamelion Sunshine Berry Sun
Cherry Rose Sun
Deep Blue Sun
Deep Yellow Sun
Double Deep Yellow Sun
Evening Star Sun
Hot Pink Sun
Lavender Sun
Mini Famous Tangerine Sun
MiniFamous I Generation Orange Sun
Noa Papaya Sun
Noa Sunset Sun
Pink Sun
MiniFamous® Vampire Sun
Superbells® Cherry Star Sun
Superbells® Lemon Slice Sun
Superbells® Pomegranite Punch Sun
Superbells® Strawberry Punch Sun
Superbells® Yellow Chiffon Sun
Confetti Mixes
Exciting Color Mixes of Calibrachoas, Petunias and Verbenas
Confetti Mixes of Calibrachoa, Petunias and Verbena
Bell Air Red Sun
Cupcake Party Sun
Glossy Twilight Sun
Harvest Moon Sun
Hawaiian Luau Sun
Hawaiian Summer Sun
Hawaiian Luau Sun
Hawaiian Hilo Sun
Hot Pink Jazz Sun
Pirates Beauty Sun
Rockin’ Sunset Sun
Shocking Sunset Sun
Times Square Sun


Dragon’s Breath Red Sun
Kelos Magenta Sun
Intenz Classic Pink Sun
Intenz Dark Purple Sun


Apple Brandy / Beauty of Lyons / Campfire / Marrakesh
Apple Brandy Sun to Shade
Beauty of Lyon Sun to Part Shade
Bone Fish Sun to Part Shade
Campfire Part Sun
Dutchmill Road / Granville Road / Rodeo Drive / Sunset Boulevard
Dutch Mill Road Part Sun to Sun
Kong Jr Green Halo Shade to Part Shade
Kong Jr Lime Vein Shade to Part Shade
Kong Jr Rose Shade to Part Shade
Kong Rose Shade to Part Shade
Kong Salmon Pink Shade to Part Shade
Kong Jr. Lime Vein / Kong Jr. Lime Halo / Kong Jr. Rose
Main Street Part Sun
Marrakesh Shade to Part Shade
Granville Street Sun to Shade
Redhead Part Sun to S
Rodeo Drive Sun to Shade
Strawberry Drop Sun to Shade
Sunset Boulevard Sun to Shade
Velveteen Sun to Shade
Wall Street Part Sun to Shade
Watermelon Part Sun

Crossandra & Cupheas

Orange Marmalade Crossandra / Bat Face Cuphea / Mexican Heather
Crossandra Orange Marmalade Part Sun to Part Shade
Cuphea Allyson Heather Sun
Cuphea Batface Sun


Dinner Plate DahliasKelvin Floodlight / Mystery Day
Kelvin Floodlight Dinner Plate Sun
Mystery Day Dinner Plate Sun
Dalaya Shari Sun
Dalaya Shari / Dalaya Yogi / Mystic Enchantment / Mystic Spirit
Dalaya Yellow Sun
Dalaya Yogi Sun
Mystic Enchantment Sun
Mystic Illusion Sun
Mystic Spirit Sun

Evolvulus, Fuchsia & Ivy Geranium

Evolvulus Blue My Mind  Sun
Fuchsia Gartenmeister Part Sun to Shade
Geranium Ivy Caliente Fire Sun


Allue Hot Coral Sun
Allure Pink Sizzle Sun
Allure Tangerine Sun
Allure True Red Sun
Allure White Sun
Americana Dark Red Sun
Arctic Red Sun
Calliope Crimson Flame Sun
Calliope Dark Red Sun
Calliope Hot Pink Sun
Calliope Lav Rose Sun
Calliope Scarlet Fire Sun
Citronella Sun
Glitterati Ice Queen Sun
Rocky Mountain Dark Red Sun
Rocky Mountain Deep Rose Sun
Rocky Mountain Lavender Sun
Rocky Mountain Light Pink Sun
Rocky Mountain Magenta Sun
Rocky Mountain Red Sun
Rocky Mountain Royal Red Sun
Rocky Mountain Salmon Sun
Rocky Mountain White Sun
Survivor Baby Face Sun
Survivor Blue Sun
Survivor Coral Sun
Survivor Pink Batik Sun
Survivor Salmon Sensation Sun

Gomphrena & Heliotrope
Great, heat tolerant annual

Gomphrena Fireworks Sun
Gomphrena Pinball Purple
Gomphrena QIS Red
Heliotrope Scentropia Dark Blue Part Sun to Sun

Great, heat tolerant annual that attracts hummingbirds and butterflies

lantana great for attracting hummingbirds and butterflies
Bananarama Sun
Bandana Landscape Yellow Sun
Bandana Cherry Sun
Bandana Pink Sun
Berry Blend Sun
Citrus Sun
Citrus Blend Sun
Lemon Glow Sun
Lemon Zest Sun
Lucky Flame Improved Sun
Lucky Sunrise Rose Sun
Luscious Pinkberry Blend Sun

Laurentia, Lotus & Mercadonia

Laurentia / Beth’s Blue Sun
Lotus / Parrot’s Beak Sun
Mercadonia / Magic Carpet Part Shade to Sun

Lobularia / Sweet Alyssum

Lavender Steam Part Sun to Sun
Raspberry Stream Part Sun to Sun
Silver Stream Part Sun to Sun

Manettia, Ruellia, Perilla  & Rudbeckia

Manettia Candy Corn Vine Part Sun to Sun
Perilla Purple
Part Shade to Sun
Rudbeckia / Tiger Eye Gold
Ruellia / Mexican Petunia / Purple Showers Sun

New Guinea Impatiens

new guineas impatiens
Electric Red Part Sun to Shade
Harmony Dark Violet Part Sun to Shade
Harmony Radiance Scarlet Part Sun to Shade
Harmony Red Cardinal Part Sun to Shade
Infinity Blushing Lilac Part Sun to Shade
InfinityWhite Part Sun to Shade
Riviera Blue Part Sun to Shade
Sonic Orange Part Sun to Shade
Sonic Pink Part Sun to Shade


Compact Blush / Compact Coral / Compact Electric Orange / Compact White Imp
Compact Blush Pink Sun
Compact Coral Sun
Compact Coral Pink Sun
Compact Deep Rose Sun
Compact Electric Orange Sun
Compact Lilac Sun
Royal Maganta / Neon Pink / Tropical Orange
Compact Red Sun
Compact Royal Magenta Sun
Compact White Imp Sun
Compact Neon Pink Sun
Spreading Tropical Orange Sun

Osteospermum / African Daisy

Blue Eyed Beauty Part Sun to Shade
Symphony Orange Part Sun to Shade
Voltage White Part Sun to Shade


Berry Liscious Sun
Cascadia Indian Sumer Sun
Cha Cha Ching Sun
G & P Orange Sun
G & P White Sun
Hells Bells Sun
Homare Sun
Kermit Rose Sun
Night Sky Sun
Panache Tickled Pink Sun
Pitaya Sun
Radiant Blue Sanguna Sun
Radiant Rose Sun
Sunflower Ray Sun
Surprise Moonlight Bay Sun
Sweetunia Johnny Flame Sun
Sweetunia Suzie Storm Sun


Crazytunias grow strong and fast and they don’t go straggly or bald in the centre.  They are being hailed for their bold, chunky growth habit.  They’re naturally multi-branching and you don’t have to trim them to maintain that tidy shape. Beautiful shaped flowers and sophisticated colors.

Blackberry Cheesecake Sun
Pink Frills Sun


A line of petunia called Potunia, is another full-sun loving petunia with a bubble of color. Its mounding habit definitely enhances the look. As its name suggests, it is perfect for containers and hanging baskets. As it spreads, the Potunia keeps blooming in the center! A great feature and addition to any annual garden. If you don’t want to “deadhead” to keep getting blooms – this is your plant! This is not a spreader. It keeps its mounded ball-shape form all season long.

Blueberry Muffin Sun
Piccola Hot Pink Sun
Purple Halo Sun


Most of the Supertunias are only 6 to 10 inches high, but can trail up to 2 to 3 feet long. There are just a few varieties that have a mounding and cascading habit, reaching 24 inches tall with a 24-inch spread. They are very compact and uniform. They have good disease resistance and weather tolerance aided by smaller flowers. Supertunia Group are robust, free-flowering, cultivars. Flowers are 2 to 3 inches wide and come in white, rose-magenta, and shades of purple. They are terrific for a hanging basket. Supertunia is known for being highly weather tolerant.

Black Cherry Sun
Pretty Much Picasso Sun
Raspberry Blast Sun
Royal Velvet Sun
Vista Bubblegum Sun
Vista Fuchsia Sun
Vista Silverberry Sun

Portulaca / Moss Rose

Cupcake Yellow Chrome Sun
Rio Grande Magenta Sun
Rio Grande Scarlet Sun
Rio Grande White Sun
Rio Grande Yellow Sun

Salvia / Sage

Black & Bloom – Attracts Hummingbirds Sun
Mystic Spires Sun

Scaveola / Fan Flower

Trailing / Spreading Habit

Brilliant Sun
Whirlwind Blue Sun
Whirlwind White Sun
Fairy Pink Sun

Streptocarpella / Stobilanthes /  Thunbergias

Streptocarpella Blue Heaven Part Sun to Shade
Strobilanthes Persian Shield
Part Shade to Part Sun
Thunbergia Susie Orange with Eye
Sun to Part Sun
Thunbergia Susie Yellow with Eye Sun to Part Sun

Sutera / Bacopa

Trailing Habit

Snowstorm Double Blue Part Shade
Betty Dark Blue Part Shade
Betty White Part Shade

Solanum Jasminoides / Sedum / Torenia

Solanum Jasminoides / Potato Vine / Shrubby climber – Good on Trellis or Arbor
Part Sun to Sun
Sedum / Lemon Coral / Trailing – Spreading
Part Sun to Sun
Torenia / Summer Wave Blue / Trailing
Part Shade to Shade


Aztec Blue Velvet Sun
Aztec Dark Red Sun
Burgundy Wink Sun
Estrelia Voodoo Star Sun
Lanai Candy Cane Sun
Lanai Peach Improved Sun
Lanai Twister Pink Sun
Lanai White Sun
Superbena Royale Chambray Sun
Superbena Sparkling Ruby Sun
Upright Bright Rose Sun
Wicked Mad Magenta Sun

Ferns, Trailers, Thrillers & Fillers

Plumosa / Asparagus Fern / Filler Shade
Sprengeri / Asparagus Fern / Trailing Sun
Chrysocephalum / Everlasting / Flambe Yellow / Trailer Sun
Doreanthus / Mezoo Trailing Red Sun to Part Sun
Dracaena / Spike / Upright / Thriller Sun
Euphorbia / Crystal White / Trailer / Filler Sun
Euphorbia / Diamond Frost / Trailer / Filler Sun
Ipomea / Sweet Potato Vine / Red Fox Flora Mia / Trailer Shade to Sun
Ipomea / Sweet Potato Vine / Solar Power Black / Trailer Shade to Sun
Ipomea / Sweet Potato Vine / Sweet Caroline Raven / Trailer Shade to Sun
Ipomea / Sweet Potato Vine / Sweet Caroline Light Green / Trailer Shade to Sun
Ipomea / Sweet Potato Vine / Sweet Georgia Bull Frog / Trailer Shade to Sun
Ipomea / Sweet Potato Vine / Sweet Georgia Heart Purple / Trailer Shade to Sun
Ipomea / Sweet Potato Vine / Sweet Heart Lime Green / Trailer Shade to Sun
Juncus Color Grass / Blue Arrows / Thriller Sun
Lysmachia / Creeping Jenny / Goldie / Trailer or Groundcover Part Sun to SH
Oplisemenus / Basket Grass / Trailer Shade
Plectranthus / Iboza Vine / Trailer Shade
Vinca / Expoflora / Trailer Part Shade to Part Sun
Wandering Jew / Bridal Veil / Trailer Shade
Wandering Jew / Rainbow Variegata / Trailer Shade


Uproar Rose Sun