At Tonkadale, annuals are our passion. We search high and low, near and far to find the best varieties for our customers to use in their containers and garden beds. We are always looking for the best series, best growth habit, disease resistance, color choices and uniqueness.

Tonkdale grows the majority of our annuals at our growing range in Breckenridge, MN. We source the remainder of our annuals from the local growers in our area. We are lucky to have them so close and they do a fantastic job for us.

We always say, shop early and shop often to get the best and freshest choices.

Here’s a list of the new annuals we presented at our 2015 Annual Annuals Seminar (PDF).

Begonias

  • Unstoppable Fire and Unstoppable White
  • Heimalis Begonias: Dragone Rosewood & Rio
  • Tuberous Begonias: Non-Stop Series – Mocca Deep Orange and Cherry + many more
  • Rex Begonias: 30+ Varieties
  • Jurassic Series: Green Streak, Pink Shades, Silver Point, Silver Swirl, Watermelon
  • Fedor, Curly Fire Flush and Iron Cross are our favorites.

Caladiums

Bombshell, Fireworks, Party Punch, Pink Splash, Sweet Caroline

Calibrachoa

  • Remember the Mir-Acid or they will become chlorotic (that’s anemia for plants).
  • Caberet Series: Bright Red, Lavender + many more.
  • Minifamous Series: Orange, Dark Pink w/ Eye, Watermelon.
  • Superbells: Pomegranate Punch, Grape Punch, Cherry Star, Coralberry Punch, Lemon Slice, Sweet Tart, Spicy

Top 10 annuals
to attract pollinators:

  1. Angelonia
  2. Heliotrope
  3. Herbs
  4. Lantana
  5. Marigolds
  6. Nicotiana
  7. Pentas
  8. Snapdragons
  9. Salvia
  10. Zinnias
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Cannas

Cannova Series: Yellow, Rose, Red Shades and Bronze Scarlet

Shorter in stature, great for containers.

Cordyline

Those bright-colored spikes!

Cherry Sunsation, Purple Tower, Red Star

Coleus

  • 45 4-inch varieties
  • 16 4-pack varieties
  • Two 6-pack varieties that you don’t want to miss – Chocolate Covered Cherry and Watermelon!
  • Coleosaurus
  • Emotions Passionate
  • Indian Summer
  • Pineapplette
  • Raspberry Tart
  • Red Velvet
  • Ruby Dreams
  • Solar Sunrise & Solar Sunset
  • Walter Turner

Dahlias

  • Dalaya Yogi
  • Dreamy Series: Moonlight Yellow, Nights Purple/Pink, Passion Red – dark foliage!
  • Hypnotica Series: Dark Night, Lavender, Orange, Pink, Red, Sangria, Tequilla Sunrise, Yellow
  • Tons of flowers, great depth of color.
  • XXL Series – Chipas Hot Pink, Durango Yellow, Taxco Red – will feature for summer

Geraniums

  • Sarita Series – Fire, Neon Sizzle, Soft Pink Splash
  • Bull’s Eye Cherry

Lantana

  • Bandana Series vs. Lucky Series
  • Bandana Trailing Red
  • Bandana Orange
  • Lucky Pure Gold is our favorite. Lucky Sunrise Rose our other fave

Laurentia

Beth’s Blue

Marigolds

  • Alumina Series: 6 colors, love Vanilla Cream.
  • Disco Series
  • Marvel Series: These are your tall guys.

Mercadonia

Magic Carpet Yellow

Nicotiana

Perfume and Saratoga Series

Pentas

Starcluster Series – Red, White, Rose, Lavender

Petunias

  • Remember the Mir-Acid or they will become chlorotic (that’s anemia for plants).
  • 4-packs vs. 6 packs vs. 4-inch plants.
  • Easy Wave Series: Berry Velour, Burgundy Velour
  • Glow Blue Stardust
  • Johnny Flame
  • Supertunia Black Cherry
  • Sunshine Ray
  • Sweetunia Orange Flash – short supply last year, but it’s looking good so far.

Portulaca

Cupcake Series – Cherry Baby, Grape Jelly, Peachy, Yellow Chrome

Salvia

Summer Jewel Red and Cathedral Blue

Torenia

  • Trailing color for shade.
  • Summer Wave Blue and Amethyst are our favorites
  • Moon Series: Yellow, Dark Purple, Magenta.

Verbena

  • Totally new series this year, tons of giant flowers, heat-tolerant and well-behaved.
  • Empress Flair Series: all colors available.
  • Wicked Series: Cool Blue and Wicked Hot Pink

Vinca

Cora Series: Strawberry is the best + 8 other colors.

Zinnia

  • Profusion Series
  • Magellan Series
  • State Fair: Yes, we will have ample supply this year.
  • Zaharra Sunburst and Starlight Rose