Here are 6 favorite annuals that a Master Gardener recommends to always plant in gardens or pots for the impact of the foliage.
Spring and Early Summer – Persian Shield
Spring and Summer – Caladium, Coleus, Croton, Dusty Miller, and Sweet Potato Vine.
Fall and Winter – Dusty Miller
Persian Shield – Light to medium shade.
Caladium – Requires shade – but new varieties will take the sun – check the tag.
Coleus – Full sun to medium shade, depending on the variety.
Croton – Medium shade to full sun.
Dusty Miller – Light shade to full sun.
Sweet Potato Vine – Left – Marguerite and right – Blackie. Light shade to Full Sun.