low maintenance flowering fall annual?

I have a bed out by our mailbox, and I've been thinking about putting some flowers there for fall blooming. Normally I grow vegetables there - I grew kale last fall, and harvested again this spring, followed by onions.
Can anyone recommend a colorful annual that would do well in cool temps? Here in SW Ohio, we probably have about 8 weeks until our first frost. Some years we have even gone through the first week of November. Thanks!
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On 8/24/12 6:54 AM, Ohioguy wrote:

Cool-weather annuals (or perennials treated as annuals) include pansies, snapdragons, stock, and Iceland poppies. If these are planted in October where I live, they will ignore light night-time frosts and bloom throughout the winter. In Ohio, they probably will not survive snow.
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