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Blue Wildflowers
Common Name Botanical Name Notes
Annual 'Arroyo' Lupine Lupinus succulentus Typical lupine blue with white markings
Baby Blue Eyes Nemophilia menziesii True baby blue
Baby Snapdragon/Toadflax Linaria maroccana Tiny iris-like flowers in a rainbow of colors and bi-colors.Red, Pink, Yellow, Purple, Blue, White, Bi-colors.
Blue Flax Linum perenne lewisii Pale pastel blue
Blue Sage Salvia farinacea Vivid blue
California Bluebell Phacelia campanularia Deep inky blue
Chicory Cichorium intybus True brilliant pastel blue
Chinese Forget-me-Not Cynoglossum amabile Sprays of small blue flowers
Cornflower/Bachelor's Button (blue) Centaurea cyanus (blue) "Cornflower Blue", the bluest blue in the flower kingdom.
Forget-me-Not Myosotis sylvatica Soft blue with yellow centers
Globe Gilia Gilia capitata Bluish purple clover-like flowers
Lacy Phacelia Phacelia tanacetifolia Light blue to purple
Morning Glory Ipomoea purpurea Blue
Rocky Mountain Pensternon Penstemon strictus Bluish purple and white
Texas Bluebonnet Lupinus texensis Bright blue and contrasting white
Wild Perennial Lupine Lupinus perennis Blue, sometimes a bit red
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Orange Wildflowers
Common Name Botanical Name Notes
African Daisy Dimorphotheca sinuata* Brilliant orange
Baby Snapdragon/Toadflax Linaria maroccana Tiny iris-like flowers in a rainbow of colors and bi-colors.Red, Pink, Yellow, Purple, Blue, White, Bi-colors.
Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa Bright orange
Calendula Calendula officianalis Orange to Yellow
California Poppy Eschscholzia californica Shiny petals in orange to gold
Iceland Poppy Papaver nudicaule Multicolored range from white to cream, orange to yellow.
Nasturtium Tropaeolum nanum Yellows and Oranges
Orange Cosmos Cosmos sulphureus Yellow to Orange
Oriental Poppy Papaver orientale Orange
Siberian Wallflower Cheiranthus allionii Clusters of fiery orange flowers
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Pink Wildflowers
Common Name Botanical Name Notes
Baby Snapdragon/Toadflax Linaria maroccana Tiny iris-like flowers in a rainbow of colors and bi-colors.Red, Pink, Yellow, Purple, Blue, White, Bi-colors.
Cosmos Cosmos bipinnatus Solid pink, white, maroon, and starburst pink with deep pink flares
Drummond Phlox Phlox drummondii Mostly pure red, but also pink and white
Farewell-to-Spring Clarkia unguiculata* Fluffy pink to maroon flowers
Godetia Clarkia amoena Satiny pink to magenta, usually with splotched petals
Moss Verbena Verbena tenuisecta Purplish pink
Mountain Phlox Linanthus grandiflorus Purplish pink
New England Aster Aster novae-angliae Deep purple and (rarely) pink
Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea Light pink to cerise
Red Poppy (red, pink, doubles) Papaver rhoeas (mix) Red, Pink, White, Bicolors
Rocky Mountain Bee Plant Cleome serrulata Light to purplish pink
Rose Mallow Lavatera trimestris Pink or white
Showy Evening Primrose Oenothera speciosa Glistening shell pink
Sweet Alyssum Lobularia maritima Pure White or blushed with pink/purple
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Purple Wildflowers
Common Name Botanical Name Notes
Baby Snapdragon/Toadflax Linaria maroccana Tiny iris-like flowers in a rainbow of colors and bi-colors.Red, Pink, Yellow, Purple, Blue, White, Bi-colors.
Bird's Eyes Gilia tricolor Lavender and white tubular flowers with golden throats.
Blazing Star Liatris spicata Showy spikes on many tiny purple flowers
Chinese Houses Collinsia heterophylla Light purple and white blooms
Dame's Rocket Hesperis matronalis Lilac-colored clusters
Five Spot Nemophila maculata Five bright white petals, each with a prominent purple spot.
Foxglove Digitalis purpurea Purple
Johnny Jump-up Viola cornuta* Brilliant purple, bright yellow and white
Lacy Phacelia Phacelia tanacetifolia Light blue to purple
Lemon Mint Monarda citriodora Light Lavender to pink
New England Aster Aster novae-angliae Deep purple and (rarely) pink
Pale Coneflower Echinacea pallida Very pale purple
Prairie Aster Aster tanacetifolius* Purple
Purple Prairie Clover Petalostemon purpureum* NEW Purple
Rocky Mountain Bee Plant Cleome serrulata Light to purplish pink
Rocky Mountain Pensternon Penstemon strictus Bluish purple and white
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Red Wildflowers
Common Name Botanical Name Notes
Baby Snapdragon/Toadflax Linaria maroccana Tiny iris-like flowers in a rainbow of colors and bi-colors.Red, Pink, Yellow, Purple, Blue, White, Bi-colors.
Bird's Eyes Gilia tricolor Lavender and white tubular flowers with golden throats.
Blanket Flower Gaillardia aristata The famous red and yellow "pinwheel"
Cornflower/Bachelor's Button (multi) Centaurea cyanus (multicolored) Cultival colors of maroon, pink, white, all from the original cornflower blue, one of the truest blues in the flower kingdom.
Cosmos Cosmos bipinnatus Solid pink, white, maroon, and starburst pink with deep pink flares
Crimson Clover Trifolium incarnatum Strawberry red (unlike the deeper maroon red of perennial Red Clover)
Drummond Phlox Phlox drummondii Mostly pure red, but also pink and white
Eastern Red Columbine Aquilegia canadensis Red
Farewell-to-Spring Clarkia unguiculata* Fluffy pink to maroon flowers
Gloriosa Daisy Rudbeckia gloriosa Yellow like its parent, Black-eyed Susan, but often with starburst markings of mahogany brown.
Hollyhock Alcea rosea Multicolored
Iceland Poppy Papaver nudicaule Multicolored range from white to cream, orange to yellow.
Indian Blanket Gaillardia pulchella The famous red and yellow "pinwheel"
Johnny Jump-up Viola cornuta* Brilliant purple, bright yellow and white
Mexican Hat Ratibida columnaris (red) Red
None-so-Pretty or Catchfly Silene armeria Brilliant magenta
Red Poppy (all red single) Papaver rhoeas (red) Pure red
Red Poppy (red, pink, doubles) Papaver rhoeas (mix) Red, Pink, White, Bicolors
Rocket Larkspur Delphinium ajacis* Blue to purple, pink and white
Scarlet Flax Linum grandiflorum rubrum Brilliant velvety red with petals usually outlined in black
Scarlet Sage Salvia coccinea Red
Standing Cypress Ipomopsis rubra Red
Sweet William Dianthus barbatus Multicolored in reds, pinks, whites and bicolors.
Zinnia Zinnia elegans Multicolored
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White Wildflowers
Common Name Botanical Name Notes
Annual 'Arroyo' Lupine Lupinus succulentus Typical lupine blue with white markings
Annual Baby's Breath Gypsophila elegans Snow white single flowers (unlike the smaller fluffy double blooms of the florist form)
Baby Snapdragon/Toadflax Linaria maroccana Tiny iris-like flowers in a rainbow of colors and bi-colors.Red, Pink, Yellow, Purple, Blue, White, Bi-colors.
Candytuft Iberis umbellata White tinged with pink or purple
Cosmos Cosmos bipinnatus Solid pink, white, maroon, and starburst pink with deep pink flares
Drummond Phlox Phlox drummondii Mostly pure red, but also pink and white
Five Spot Nemophila maculata Five bright white petals, each with a prominent purple spot.
Iceland Poppy Papaver nudicaule Multicolored range from white to cream, orange to yellow.
Johnny Jump-up Viola cornuta* Brilliant purple, bright yellow and white
OxEye Daisy Chrysanthemum leucanthemum White daisies with yellow centers
Queen Anne's Lace Ammi majus* seeds White
Red Poppy (red, pink, doubles) Papaver rhoeas (mix) Red, Pink, White, Bicolors
Rocky Mountain Pensternon Penstemon strictus Bluish purple and white
Rose Mallow Lavatera trimestris Pink or white
Shasta Daisy Chrysanthemum maximum Large white daisies with yellow centers
Sweet Alyssum Lobularia maritima Pure White or blushed with pink/purple
Texas Bluebonnet Lupinus texensis Bright blue and contrasting white
Tidy Tips Layia platyglossa Yellow daisies with white-edged petals
White Yarrow Achillea millefolium seeds Greyish White clusters
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Yellow Wildflowers
Common Name Botanical Name Notes
Baby Snapdragon/Toadflax Linaria maroccana Tiny iris-like flowers in a rainbow of colors and bi-colors.Red, Pink, Yellow, Purple, Blue, White, Bi-colors.
Bird's Foot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus Yellow with a blush of red
Black-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta Golden yellow with brown center
Blanket Flower Gaillardia aristata The famous red and yellow "pinwheel"
Blazing Star (yellow) Mentzelia lindleyi Yellow
Calendula Calendula officianalis Orange to Yellow
Clasping Coneflower Rudbeckia amplexicaulis* Yellow with brown splotch on each petal
Desert Marigold Baileya multiradiata Yellow
Evening Primrose Oenothera lamarckiana Yellow
Gloriosa Daisy Rudbeckia gloriosa Yellow like its parent, Black-eyed Susan, but often with starburst markings of mahogany brown.
Golden Lupine Lupinus densiflorus Yellow
Grey-Headed Coneflower Ratibida pinnata Yellow
Iceland Poppy Papaver nudicaule Multicolored range from white to cream, orange to yellow.
Indian Blanket Gaillardia pulchella The famous red and yellow "pinwheel"
Johnny Jump-up Viola cornuta* Brilliant purple, bright yellow and white
Lance-leaf Coreopsis Coreopsis lanceolata Butter Yellow
Maximilian's Sunflower Helianthus maximiliani Yellow
Missouri Primrose Oenothera missouriensis Yellow
Nasturtium Tropaeolum nanum Yellows and Oranges
Orange Cosmos Cosmos sulphureus Yellow to Orange
Plains Coreopsis Coreopsis tinctoria Bright yellow with mahogany red centers. Rarely, pure dark red.
Tidy Tips Layia platyglossa Yellow daisies with white-edged petals
Wild Annual Sunflower Helianthus annuus Yellow with brown centers
Yellow Prairie Coneflower Ratibida columnaris (yellow) Yellow
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Multicolored Wildflowers
Common Name Botanical Name Notes
Baby Snapdragon/Toadflax Linaria maroccana Tiny iris-like flowers in a rainbow of colors and bi-colors.Red, Pink, Yellow, Purple, Blue, White, Bi-colors.
Bird's Eyes Gilia tricolor Lavender and white tubular flowers with golden throats.
Cornflower/Bachelor's Button (multi) Centaurea cyanus (multicolored) Cultival colors of maroon, pink, white, all from the original cornflower blue, one of the truest blues in the flower kingdom.
Gloriosa Daisy Rudbeckia gloriosa Yellow like its parent, Black-eyed Susan, but often with starburst markings of mahogany brown.
Hollyhock Alcea rosea Multicolored
Iceland Poppy Papaver nudicaule Multicolored range from white to cream, orange to yellow.
Johnny Jump-up Viola cornuta* Brilliant purple, bright yellow and white
Red Poppy (red, pink, doubles) Papaver rhoeas (mix) Red, Pink, White, Bicolors
Rocket Larkspur Delphinium ajacis* Blue to purple, pink and white
Sweet William Dianthus barbatus Multicolored in reds, pinks, whites and bicolors.
Zinnia Zinnia elegans Multicolored

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