Annual Plants

Stop by our Sterling Heights greenhouse for helpful staff and a huge variety of exotic and popular annuals.

Eckert's Greenhouse has one of the largest selections of annual plants in Southeastern Michigan. We offer more than 1,000 different varieties to choose from. Annuals are a must for any garden to achieve season long color. With our beautiful annuals you can add color and variety to your garden.

What is an Annual?

Annuals are plants that grow, flower and set seed in one growing season. Annuals are plants that die in the winter. You pull them out of the dirt at the end of the season and make new plantings each year. With annuals, you can change up the colors or layout of your garden every year. Examples of these are petunia, impatiens, & marigolds. Annuals are important if you want color and activity in your garden all season long.

Container Planting Instructions:

  1. Make sure the container has a drainage hole and if not add a drainage layer by adding pebbles or stones to the bottom of the pot.
  2. We recommend using a Canadian based potting soil like Complete Container Mix.
  3. With any size container we always go by odd numbers; like with our Combo Planters (16" in diameter) we recommend 7-9 plants.
  4. After planting water thoroughly and fertilize with a water dissolvable fertilizer like Jacks Classic 20-20-20 every 2 weeks.

Flower Bed Planting Instructions:

  1. Make sure you till the soil and loosen it up; if it's more clay like add Canadian Peat Moss to help break up the clay.
  2. Recommend using a Canadian based planting soil like Complete Planting Mix.
  3. Follow labeled instructions for spacing information.
  4. After planting fertilize with Espoma Flower Tone every 2 weeks and water thoroughly.

Featured 3.5 Inch Annuals:

Annual Plants & Flowers Sterling Heights MI | Eckert's Greenhouse - xVerbena_MagelanaViolet

Verbena Magelana Violet

Annual Plants & Flowers Sterling Heights MI | Eckert's Greenhouse - xColeus_Pepperpot

Coleus Pepper Pot

Annual Plants & Flowers Sterling Heights MI | Eckert's Greenhouse - xColeus_ElectricSlide

Coleus Electric Slide

Annual Plants & Flowers Sterling Heights MI | Eckert's Greenhouse - xLantanaTrailing_Lavender

Lantana Trailing Lavender

Annual Plants & Flowers Sterling Heights MI | Eckert's Greenhouse - xPurslane_FairytalesCinderella

Purslane Fairy Tales Cinderella

Annual Plants & Flowers Sterling Heights MI | Eckert's Greenhouse - xCalibrachoa_VolcanoNeon16

Calibrachoa Volcano Neon

 

Featured 4.5 Inch Annuals:

Annual Plants & Flowers Sterling Heights MI | Eckert's Greenhouse - xAngelonia_cascadeWhite

Angelonia Cascade White

Annual Plants & Flowers Sterling Heights MI | Eckert's Greenhouse - xBegonia_hiemalisEVA

Begonia Hiemalis Eva

Annual Plants & Flowers Sterling Heights MI | Eckert's Greenhouse - xBidens_Beedance_RedStripe

Bidens Bee Dance Red Stripe

Annual Plants & Flowers Sterling Heights MI | Eckert's Greenhouse - xCalibrachoa_Superbells_eveningstar

Calibrachoa Superbells Evening Star

Annual Plants & Flowers Sterling Heights MI | Eckert's Greenhouse - xDahlia_starsister_orangestripes

Dahlia Starsister Orange Stripes

Annual Plants & Flowers Sterling Heights MI | Eckert's Greenhouse - xLAVANDULA_stoechasANOUKsilver

Lavendula Stoechas Anouk Silver

Annual Plants & Flowers Sterling Heights MI | Eckert's Greenhouse - xMANDEVILLA_sunparasolorigpink

Mandevilla Sun Parasol Pink

Annual Plants & Flowers Sterling Heights MI | Eckert's Greenhouse - xPennisetum_FirstKnight

Pennisetum First Knight

Annual Plants & Flowers Sterling Heights MI | Eckert's Greenhouse - xPETUNIA_Good&Plenty_orange

Petunia Good & Plenty Orange

 

Featured 6 Inch Annuals:

Annual Plants & Flowers Sterling Heights MI | Eckert's Greenhouse - xAlstroemeriaPrincessTheresa

Alstroemeria Princess Theresa

Annual Plants & Flowers Sterling Heights MI | Eckert's Greenhouse - xMANDEVILLA_sundeniared

Mandevilla Sundenia Red

Annual Plants & Flowers Sterling Heights MI | Eckert's Greenhouse - xVerbena_Meteor_shower

Verbena Meteor Shower

 

Featured 7 Inch Annuals:

Annual Plants & Flowers Sterling Heights MI | Eckert's Greenhouse - xCyperus_cleopatra

Cyperus Cleopatra

 

Featured 9 Inch Annuals:

Annual Plants & Flowers Sterling Heights MI | Eckert's Greenhouse - xELDERBERRY_adams

Elderberry Adams

Annual Plants & Flowers Sterling Heights MI | Eckert's Greenhouse - xRASPBERRY_DoubleGold

Raspberry Double Gold

 

We offer the best variety of annuals in Sterling Heights.

We stock plenty of annuals in larger pot sizes. This means that we grew the seedlings longer in our greenhouse and that they typically perform better. Along with better size and plant options, we also offer plant care essentials like fertilizer and soils amendments. Visit our greenhouse to see our 1,000+ varieties of annuals and to see the hanging baskets and combination planters our staff is creating!