Direct sow California poppy early in the spring, about the same time you would plant radishes. It is a native to the Western United States usually found in grassy and open areas. It can be grown anywhere from sea level to 6500 feet above.
Portulaca (also called Moss Rose) is a low-growing, sun-loving succulent plant with 1" - 2" double, rose-like flowers in brilliant colors of red, cerise, rose-pink, orange, yellow, white, and pastel shades.
Maximum Snapdragons have tall (2' - 3') bright flower spikes in shades of red, white, yellow, and pink. Surface sow seeds in the spring as soon as soil can be worked (snapdragons do best in cool weather).
Statice are papery flowers that sit atop ribboned stems in clusters of colors from white to pink to blue to peach. These are one of the most commonly used flowers for dried arrangements. These perennials bloom in summer.
Stock offers a wonderfully spicy, distinctive scent. Plant it in spring several weeks before your region's last frost date -- this annual thrives in cool temperatures and stops blooming once hot weather arrives.