Best annual plants to grow in the house

Annual plants are referred to as those plants that complete their life cycle in one growing season.

In the life cycle, they germinate, produce seeds, and die. The length or period of one life cycle depends upon the geographical location.

The annual plant is traditionally categorized into two categories: summer annual and winter annual.

Season annuals germinate during early summer or spring season and get mature in the autumn season of the same year. Winter annual geminates during autumn and grows till spring or summer season.

Most of the annual plants are flowers and vegetables. You can grow beautiful annual plants indoors and outdoors by yourself.

Here is the list of 10 Best annual plants to grow:

Begonia

Begonias are annual plants that can grow easily in any condition. These plants have more than 1000 species and are found in many shades, shapes, and sizes.

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You can also grow them indoors as they don’t take much space.

Their bright bloom can easily grab anyone’s attention which makes them one of the most used decorative plants. 

Growing wax begonias is easy if you know the right steps to grow them. 

Learn how to grow wax begonia indoors.

Torenia plant

Torenia plants are also called wishbone flowers as their stems grow in the opposite direction and meet in the center.

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These are tube shaded flowers that bloom annually in the spring. They are found in different colors like yellow, pink, purple, and white.

These flowers are easy to grow and can attract birds and butterflies to your garden. Torenia plants are also named such as Bluewings and Clown flowers.

Learn how to grow Torenia plants in your garden.

Foxglove

Foxgloves (Digitalis) are native to Europe, Central Asia, and northwestern Africa. Most of their varieties are biennial, not a few are also perennial but these varieties are not reliable.

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They are popular cottage garden flowers that look great when grown along the border or in the garden bed with small flowers in front.

Foxgloves flowers grow on a tall spike, with a cluster of tubular-shaped flowers in different shades like purple, pink, white, and yellow.

Their leaves are green in color and grow about 10 inches long. They grow in the hardiness zone of 4 to 10.

Discover more about this amazing plant and learn how to grow foxglove.

Marigold


This annual flowering plant is native to Mexico. They display radiant spays of multi-colored brass, copper, and gold flowers head throughout the summer season.

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This plant comes in a wide variety with different shapes, sizes, and colors. The flowers look like tightly packed ball-like clusters.

If you are wondering how big the flowers grow then it depends upon the variety and condition of the plant.

Learn how to grow Marigold

Zinnias

They are old fashioned garden staples which are very popular in flower gardens. You can find them in many shapes, sizes, and colors.

This flower species belong to the daisy family of flowers and are native to Mexico.

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They are fast-growing plants that bloom from midsummer and continue till the last hard frost. The height of the flower grows in the range of 6 to 36 inches.

The bloom not only looks gorgeous but also attracts beautiful butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.

Learn how to grow zinnias

Geranium

Zonal geranium (Pelargonium) are annual plants in hardy zones 3-8.

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In the gardening zones 9-10, they grow perennial also known as tropical geranium (cranesbill).

Zonal geraniums are different from tropical geraniums, don’t get confused the name “zonal” comes from the stripes on the leaves.

Learn how to grow geranium

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