Native to much of the U.S. Low-growing summer bloomers with daisy-like flowers in warm colors—yellow, bronze, scarlet. Plants thrive in heat and need good drainage. Easy to grow from seed and fine for cutting and borders; often reseed.Gaillardia pulchella
This annual grows to 1 1/2–2 ft. high and 1 ft. wide, with soft, hairy leaves and long, whiplike stems carrying 2-in. flowers in warm shades of red, yellow, and gold. Easy to grow; sow seeds in warm soil after danger of frost is past (in Zones 12 and 13, sow in fall). ‘Red Plume’ and ‘Yellow Plume’ are double flowered, with 2-in. blossoms on uniform 12–14-in. plants.
Native to Texas. Grows to 6–18 in. high and 10–12 in. wide, with erect, leafy stems more o...
Native to south Asia. Each vine needs at least 25 sq. ft., but you can run vines up a fence or trellis...
This annual grows to 20 ft., with 2 1/2–4-in.-long leaves finely divided into slender threads. S...