Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Annuals for a Rainy Climate

Petunias, California Poppies, & Bachelor Buttons
     It's easy to find lists of plants that tolerate drought, but what about a list of plants that tolerate rain?  Here's a list of plants that I have personally grown, and found them to survive and thrive in our rainy climate. Don't forget to water them once the rain finally stops some time in July, ha ha. On another note, our crocus are busy spreading themselves throughout our back lawn, (much to my husband's dismay) and now cover at least a 1/4 of our back yard with their purple blooms.   
  • Alyssum (my favourite are Carpet of snow, New carpet of snow. and Royal Carpet)
  • Bachelor Buttons
  • California Poppies (Purple Glean is a pretty variety)
  • Cerinthe
  • Coleus
  • Cosmos 
  • Dianthus (may live over the winter)
  • Fuchsia 
  • Larkspur
  • Lavatera
  • Lobelia
  • Marigolds
  • Morning Glory
  • Nasturtiums (mine always get tons of aphids)
  • Nicotiana
  • Nigella
  • Pansies/Violas
  • Petunias
  • Poppies
  • Stocks
  • Sunflowers
  • Sweet Peas 
Crocus in the back lawn