There’s nothing quite like a tall hedge of annual plants in full bloom.
A round, oval, square or serpentine bed of totally magnificent stately flowers. All of which are in full bloom and all abuzz with the activity of hungry pollinating insects hopping from blossom to blossom taking their fill of pollen and nectar.
Ours is a short list of favorites: Cleome, Cosmos and the underappreciated tithonia aka mexican sunflower. The heirloom one not the newer stunted hybrids. (Just a personal prefferance.)
Cleome, Cleo, Magenta Hybrid, growing in an 8" square pot at Enchanted Flora Farm.
Cleome, Cleo Magenta, up to 30" tall, more often 16-20"
Gaura, PW, Stratosphere White, up to 24" tall, airy stems and blossoms look like white butterflies, vendor says 14" tall, in my personal experience they've been 18-20"
Ruellia, (Mexican petunia) Purple Showers, 18-24"+ tall, very drought tolerant once established
Salvia, Annual, PW, Rockin Deep Purple, 24-40" tall, can be grown in larger containers
Snapdragon, Tall-Cutting, Rocket Mix, 30-36"
Sunflower, Autumn Beauty Mix, 60-72", blooms summer to frost, multi-branched
Sunflower, Tall Border Mix, 72-84", blooms summer to frost, multi-branched
Sunflowers, cutting, pollen free, 60-72", assorted types and colors, multi-branched
Tithonia, Mexican Sunflower, "Torch," butterfly magnet, up to 60" tall and WIDE, needs room to do its thing, excellent temporary hedge or specimen plant