Technically a tender perennial, a coleus plant is usually grown as an annual. Coleus plants are grown for their brightly colored foliage and need deadheading for optimum growth. More »

Coleus plants must be kept moist and require frequent watering. They should be fertilized in their active growing season and brought indoors for the winter. Pinching back the shoots creates a bushier plant. The coleus pr... More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Outdoor Plants & Flowers

Growing The Home Garden states that coleus is one of the easiest plants to propagate. The process is simple and straightforward, making it an ideal choice for the novice gardener, and the plants produce beautiful foliage... More » Science Biology Botany

Cosmos flowers are a self-seeding annual, according to's flower expert Jamie McIntosh. Cosmos flowers are tough and pest-free plants that give a burst of color. More »

The primary difference between annual and perennial flowering plants is that annuals observe their entire life cycle, from seed to flower, within a single growing season while perennials perpetuate their life cycles betw... More »

Gerbera daisies are a perennial in zones 10 and 11, and they are an annual in every other hardiness zone, according to Better Homes and Gardens. They come in every color, except for true purples and true blues, and thriv... More »

Mounding perennials grow in a bush-like form, typically getting wider than they are tall, according to SFGate. Mounding perennials include the curious orange monkeyflower, or Mimulus aurantiacus ?Mimapri,? and the meadow... More »