Fast Growing Annuals, Perennials and Shrubs
Looking to fill a few large spaces in your garden beds quickly? Check out this useful pictorial guide to fast growing annuals, perennials and shrubs for landscapes.
We understand. Instant gratification is incredibly satisfying in many aspects of our lives, even when it comes to our gardens. Maybe you’ve just built a new house and have some major spaces to fill, or you’ve finally yanked out those scrubby old shrubs in the backyard and want to put in something pretty. Maybe you need to build a living screen between you and a nosy neighbor.
Empty garden beds and containers beg to be filled, and when you plant fast growing plants like those we’re suggesting below, you’ll see results quickly. Start by establishing a mix of perennials and shrubs to create structure in your garden beds, then add liberal doses of vibrantly colored annuals. While you’re waiting for your perennials and shrubs to grow to their mature size, fast growing annuals make great fillers suppress the weeds while bringing cheerfulness to the garden.
These annuals deliver masses of color in a short amount of time in garden beds and containers. You won’t need many to make a big visual impact.
Three years is an average amount of time for most perennials to mature, but the ten pictured here will really start to impress from year one.
‘Opening Act Ultrapink’
Fast growing shrubs are often used in new garden beds and landscapes to establish quick privacy and structure. Most of those pictured here are members of series which include additional colors. Find them all here.
|Pugster® Amethyst |
Infinitini Watermelon® Lagerstroemia
Double Play Doozie™
Sonic Bloom® Pink
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