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Angel’s trumpet (Datura metel) Large, trumpet-shaped flowers of
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Angel’s trumpet (Datura metel) Large, trumpet-shaped flowers of purple, yellow or red dangle from tall plants with coarse leaves; all plant parts are poisonous; tolerant of partial shade; grows 4 feet tall.(Credit: Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)

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7 annuals that will grow tall in no time at all

Say you’re looking to soften a fence or add height to the back of a border, and you want to do it quickly, like in a few weeks. Your options? Aside from expensive evergreen shrubs or trees, consider these fast-growing annuals that will reach respectable heights by midsummer.