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Wildflowers by Height
This page allows you to create lists of wildflowers by height. This can be very useful in planning a wildflower meadow or garden, keeping the shorter species near the front and placing the tallest wildflowers at the back. Click "short, medium or tall" below for a list of species growing to the indicated heights.
Short (Under 2 ft.) | Medium (2 to 4 ft.) | Tall (Over 4 ft.)
Short Wildflowers (Under 2 ft.)
Common Name Botanical Name Notes
African Daisy Dimorphotheca sinuata* Up to 1 ft.
Annual 'Arroyo' Lupine Lupinus succulentus Up to 2 ft.
Annual Baby's Breath Gypsophila elegans Up to 2 ft.
Baby Blue Eyes Nemophilia menziesii Under 1 ft.
Baby Snapdragon/Toadflax Linaria maroccana Under 2 ft.
Bird's Foot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus Up to 2 ft.
Black-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta Up to 2 ft.
Blazing Star (yellow) Mentzelia lindleyi Up to 3 ft.
Blue Flax Linum perenne lewisii Up to 2 ft.
Calendula Calendula officianalis Up to 2 ft.
California Bluebell Phacelia campanularia Under 1 ft.
California Poppy Eschscholzia californica Under 2 ft.
Candytuft Iberis umbellata Up to 1 1/2 ft.
Chinese Forget-me-Not Cynoglossum amabile Up to 1 1/2 ft.
Chinese Houses Collinsia heterophylla 1 to 2 ft.
Cornflower/Bachelor's Button (blue) Centaurea cyanus (blue) Under 2 ft.
Cornflower/Bachelor's Button (multi) Centaurea cyanus (multicolored) Up to 1 1/2 ft.
Crimson Clover Trifolium incarnatum Up to 1 ft.
Desert Marigold Baileya multiradiata Up to 2 ft.
Drummond Phlox Phlox drummondii Up to 1 ft.
Eastern Red Columbine Aquilegia canadensis Up to 2 ft.
Farewell-to-Spring Clarkia unguiculata* 1 to 2 ft.
Five Spot Nemophila maculata Under 1 ft.
Forget-me-Not Myosotis sylvatica Under 1 ft.
Globe Gilia Gilia capitata Up to 1 ft.
Godetia Clarkia amoena 1 to 2 ft.
Golden Lupine Lupinus densiflorus Up to 1 1/2 ft.
Iceland Poppy Papaver nudicaule Up to 2 ft.
Indian Blanket Gaillardia pulchella Up to 2 ft.
Johnny Jump-up Viola cornuta* Under 1 ft.
Missouri Primrose Oenothera missouriensis Under 1 ft.
Moss Verbena Verbena tenuisecta Up to 1 ft.
Mountain Phlox Linanthus grandiflorus Up to 2 ft.
Nasturtium Tropaeolum nanum Under 2 ft.
None-so-Pretty or Catchfly Silene armeria Up to 2 ft.
Pale Coneflower Echinacea pallida Up to 3 ft.
Plains Coreopsis Coreopsis tinctoria Up to 2 ft.
Red Poppy (all red single) Papaver rhoeas (red) Under 2 ft.
Red Poppy (red, pink, doubles) Papaver rhoeas (mix) Under 2 ft.
Scarlet Flax Linum grandiflorum rubrum Under 2 ft.
Scarlet Sage Salvia coccinea Up to 2 ft.
Showy Evening Primrose Oenothera speciosa Up to 2 ft.
Siberian Wallflower Cheiranthus allionii Under 2 ft.
Sweet Alyssum Lobularia maritima Up to 1 ft.
Sweet William Dianthus barbatus Under 2 ft.
Texas Bluebonnet Lupinus texensis Under 2 ft.
Tidy Tips Layia platyglossa Under 1 ft.
White Yarrow Achillea millefolium seeds Up to 2 ft.
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Medium Wildflowers (2 to 4 ft.)
Common Name Botanical Name Notes
Bird's Eyes Gilia tricolor Up to 3 ft.
Blanket Flower Gaillardia aristata Up to 3 ft.
Blazing Star Liatris spicata Up to 3 ft.
Blazing Star (yellow) Mentzelia lindleyi Up to 3 ft.
Blue Sage Salvia farinacea Up to 3 ft.
Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa Up to 3 ft.
Chicory Cichorium intybus Up to 4 ft.
Clasping Coneflower Rudbeckia amplexicaulis* Up to 3 ft.
Dame's Rocket Hesperis matronalis Up to 4 ft.
Evening Primrose Oenothera lamarckiana Up to 4 ft.
Gloriosa Daisy Rudbeckia gloriosa Up to 3 ft.
Grey-Headed Coneflower Ratibida pinnata Up to 4 ft.
Lacy Phacelia Phacelia tanacetifolia Up to 3 ft.
Lance-leaf Coreopsis Coreopsis lanceolata Up to 3 ft.
Lemon Mint Monarda citriodora Up to 3 ft.
Mexican Hat Ratibida columnaris (red) 2 to 3 ft.
New England Aster Aster novae-angliae Up to 4 ft.
Orange Cosmos Cosmos sulphureus Up to 3 ft.
Oriental Poppy Papaver orientale Up to 3 ft.
OxEye Daisy Chrysanthemum leucanthemum Up to 3 ft.
Pale Coneflower Echinacea pallida Up to 3 ft.
Prairie Aster Aster tanacetifolius* Up to 2 1/2 ft.
Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea Up to 3 ft.
Purple Prairie Clover Petalostemon purpureum* NEW Up to 3 ft.
Queen Anne's Lace Ammi majus* seeds Up to 4 ft.
Rocket Larkspur Delphinium ajacis* Up to 3 ft.
Rocky Mountain Pensternon Penstemon strictus Up to 3 ft.
Rose Mallow Lavatera trimestris Up to 4 ft.
Shasta Daisy Chrysanthemum maximum Up to 3 ft.
Wild Annual Sunflower Helianthus annuus Up to 3 ft.
Wild Perennial Lupine Lupinus perennis Up to 4 ft.
Yellow Prairie Coneflower Ratibida columnaris (yellow) Up to 3 ft.
Zinnia Zinnia elegans Up to 3 ft.
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Tall Wildflowers (Over 4 ft.)
Common Name Botanical Name Notes
Blazing Star (yellow) Mentzelia lindleyi Up to 3 ft.
Cosmos Cosmos bipinnatus Up to 6 ft.
Foxglove Digitalis purpurea Up to 6 ft.
Hollyhock Alcea rosea Up to 8 ft.
Maximilian's Sunflower Helianthus maximiliani Up to 8 ft.
Morning Glory Ipomoea purpurea Vine to 8 ft.
Pale Coneflower Echinacea pallida Up to 3 ft.
Rocky Mountain Bee Plant Cleome serrulata Up to 5 ft.
Standing Cypress Ipomopsis rubra Up to 6 ft.

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