Annuals are plants that perform their entire life cycle from seed to flower to seed within a single growing season. All roots, stems and leaves of the plant die annually. Only the dormant seed bridges the gap between one generation and the next. Annuals are set into a garden bed or container when it is about to bloom to give the best color impact to the landscape. Most annuals bloom for a long time, providing beautiful color from spring through fall. Annuals are typically used for display and then discarded
at the end of the season.