Malva Sylvestris (Zebrini) by Bad Alley, via Flickr - Cottage-garden favorite, Cousin to the Hollyhock, it forms an upright, bushy mound. This is a short-lived perennial or biennial, often flowering itself to death in the first year, but coming back the next year from self-sown seedlings. Excellent in containers, or the sunny border. In cold regions this is well worth growing, because of the long blooming season. Flowers are attractive to butterflies. Also known as Striped Mallow.
The first calibrachoa that you can grow from seed, 'Kabloom' makes a superb container plant that's covered with masses of bright flowers throughout the summer. Its dense branching habit and disease-resistance combine to make 'Kabloom' calibrachoa a top pick for your garden. 'Kabloom' also is available in 'Deep Blue', 'Yellow', 'Deep Pink', 'Red', and 'White'. Name: Calibrachoa 'Kabloom' Growing Conditions: full sun Size: 8-12 inches tall, 10-14 inches wide Grow it with: geranium Image: Ball…
Anthurium..Anthuriums bloom in festive shades of pink, red, lavender, or white, and last for two months or more. They also make a long-lasting cut flower if you can bear to cut them. Anthurium needs medium to bright light to bloom well, but can be grown as a foliage plant with less light.
Shade-Loving Annuals: Browallia. Browallia is a surefire pick for adding rich color to your shade garden. This delightful annual bears star-shape flowers in blue, lavender, and white over emerald-green foliage. It's a fast grower that does well in shade or sun. In warm-climate areas it may self-seed, but not to the point of being considered a pest.