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Wildflowers by USDA Hardiness Zone
The U. S. Department of Agriculture uses zones across North America to define cold hardiness for plant species. (Click here for the Zone Map to determine your zone.) Click any zone number below, and you will create a list of wildflowers that can be successfully grown in that zone.
 
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Zone 3 Wildflowers
Wildflowers that can be successfully grown in Zone 3

Common Name Botanical Name Zones
African Daisy Dimorphotheca sinuata* 3-10
Annual 'Arroyo' Lupine Lupinus succulentus 3-10
Annual Baby's Breath Gypsophila elegans 3-10
Baby Blue Eyes Nemophilia menziesii 3-10
Baby Snapdragon/Toadflax Linaria maroccana 3-10
Bird's Eyes Gilia tricolor 3-10
Bird's Foot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus 3-9
Black-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta 3-9
Blanket Flower Gaillardia aristata 3-10 Native from Canada to Florida.
Blazing Star Liatris spicata 3-10
Blue Flax Linum perenne lewisii 3-9
Blue Sage Salvia farinacea 3-10
Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa 3-10 Native from Canada to Florida.
Calendula Calendula officianalis 3-10
California Bluebell Phacelia campanularia 3-10
California Poppy Eschscholzia californica 3-9 Perennial in warmer regions; grown as an annual in colder areas.
Candytuft Iberis umbellata 3-9 Perennial in warmer regions; grown as an annual in colder areas.
Chicory Cichorium intybus 3-9
Chinese Forget-me-Not Cynoglossum amabile 3-10
Chinese Houses Collinsia heterophylla 3-10
Clasping Coneflower Rudbeckia amplexicaulis* 3-10
Cornflower/Bachelor's Button (blue) Centaurea cyanus (blue) 3-10 Prohibited in NC
Cornflower/Bachelor's Button (multi) Centaurea cyanus (multicolored) 3-10
Cosmos Cosmos bipinnatus 3-10
Crimson Clover Trifolium incarnatum 3-10
Dame's Rocket Hesperis matronalis 3-9
Desert Marigold Baileya multiradiata 3-10
Drummond Phlox Phlox drummondii 3-10
Eastern Red Columbine Aquilegia canadensis 3-9
Evening Primrose Oenothera lamarckiana 3-9
Farewell-to-Spring Clarkia unguiculata* 3-10
Five Spot Nemophila maculata 3-9
Forget-me-Not Myosotis sylvatica 3-9
Foxglove Digitalis purpurea 3-9
Globe Gilia Gilia capitata 3-10
Gloriosa Daisy Rudbeckia gloriosa 3-10
Godetia Clarkia amoena 3-10
Golden Lupine Lupinus densiflorus 3-9 Best in Pacific coastal states
Grey-Headed Coneflower Ratibida pinnata 3-9
Hollyhock Alcea rosea 3-10
Iceland Poppy Papaver nudicaule 3-9 Often perennial in the Southeast; grown as an annual in all regions.
Indian Blanket Gaillardia pulchella 3-10
Johnny Jump-up Viola cornuta* 3-9
Lacy Phacelia Phacelia tanacetifolia 3-10
Lance-leaf Coreopsis Coreopsis lanceolata 3-9
Lemon Mint Monarda citriodora 3-10
Maximilian's Sunflower Helianthus maximiliani 3-8
Mexican Hat Ratibida columnaris (red) 3-9
Morning Glory Ipomoea purpurea 3-10
Moss Verbena Verbena tenuisecta 3-10 Perennial in warmer regions; grown as an annual in colder areas.
Nasturtium Tropaeolum nanum 3-10
New England Aster Aster novae-angliae 3-9
None-so-Pretty or Catchfly Silene armeria 3-10
Orange Cosmos Cosmos sulphureus 3-10
Oriental Poppy Papaver orientale 3-9
OxEye Daisy Chrysanthemum leucanthemum 3-9
Pale Coneflower Echinacea pallida 3-9
Plains Coreopsis Coreopsis tinctoria 3-10
Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea 3-9
Queen Anne's Lace Ammi majus* seeds 3-9
Red Poppy (all red single) Papaver rhoeas (red) 3-9
Red Poppy (red, pink, doubles) Papaver rhoeas (mix) 3-9
Rocket Larkspur Delphinium ajacis* 3-9
Rocky Mountain Bee Plant Cleome serrulata 3-10
Rocky Mountain Pensternon Penstemon strictus 3-6, any altitude
Rose Mallow Lavatera trimestris 3-10
Scarlet Flax Linum grandiflorum rubrum 3-10
Shasta Daisy Chrysanthemum maximum 3-9
Siberian Wallflower Cheiranthus allionii 3-9
Sweet Alyssum Lobularia maritima 3-9 Perennial in warmer regions; grown as an annual in colder areas.
Sweet William Dianthus barbatus 3-9
Texas Bluebonnet Lupinus texensis 3-8
Tidy Tips Layia platyglossa 3-10 Best West of the Mississippi
White Yarrow Achillea millefolium seeds 3-10
Wild Annual Sunflower Helianthus annuus 3-10
Wild Perennial Lupine Lupinus perennis 3-9
Yellow Prairie Coneflower Ratibida columnaris (yellow) 3-9
Zinnia Zinnia elegans 3-10
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Zone 4 Wildflowers
Wildflowers that can be successfully grown in Zone 4

Common Name Botanical Name Zones
African Daisy Dimorphotheca sinuata* 3-10
Annual 'Arroyo' Lupine Lupinus succulentus 3-10
Annual Baby's Breath Gypsophila elegans 3-10
Baby Blue Eyes Nemophilia menziesii 3-10
Baby Snapdragon/Toadflax Linaria maroccana 3-10
Bird's Eyes Gilia tricolor 3-10
Bird's Foot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus 3-9
Black-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta 3-9
Blanket Flower Gaillardia aristata 3-10 Native from Canada to Florida.
Blazing Star Liatris spicata 3-10
Blue Flax Linum perenne lewisii 3-9
Blue Sage Salvia farinacea 3-10
Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa 3-10 Native from Canada to Florida.
Calendula Calendula officianalis 3-10
California Bluebell Phacelia campanularia 3-10
California Poppy Eschscholzia californica 3-9 Perennial in warmer regions; grown as an annual in colder areas.
Candytuft Iberis umbellata 3-9 Perennial in warmer regions; grown as an annual in colder areas.
Chicory Cichorium intybus 3-9
Chinese Forget-me-Not Cynoglossum amabile 3-10
Chinese Houses Collinsia heterophylla 3-10
Clasping Coneflower Rudbeckia amplexicaulis* 3-10
Cornflower/Bachelor's Button (blue) Centaurea cyanus (blue) 3-10 Prohibited in NC
Cornflower/Bachelor's Button (multi) Centaurea cyanus (multicolored) 3-10
Cosmos Cosmos bipinnatus 3-10
Crimson Clover Trifolium incarnatum 3-10
Dame's Rocket Hesperis matronalis 3-9
Desert Marigold Baileya multiradiata 3-10
Drummond Phlox Phlox drummondii 3-10
Eastern Red Columbine Aquilegia canadensis 3-9
Evening Primrose Oenothera lamarckiana 3-9
Farewell-to-Spring Clarkia unguiculata* 3-10
Five Spot Nemophila maculata 3-9
Forget-me-Not Myosotis sylvatica 3-9
Foxglove Digitalis purpurea 3-9
Globe Gilia Gilia capitata 3-10
Gloriosa Daisy Rudbeckia gloriosa 3-10
Godetia Clarkia amoena 3-10
Golden Lupine Lupinus densiflorus 3-9 Best in Pacific coastal states
Grey-Headed Coneflower Ratibida pinnata 3-9
Hollyhock Alcea rosea 3-10
Iceland Poppy Papaver nudicaule 3-9 Often perennial in the Southeast; grown as an annual in all regions.
Indian Blanket Gaillardia pulchella 3-10
Johnny Jump-up Viola cornuta* 3-9
Lacy Phacelia Phacelia tanacetifolia 3-10
Lance-leaf Coreopsis Coreopsis lanceolata 3-9
Lemon Mint Monarda citriodora 3-10
Maximilian's Sunflower Helianthus maximiliani 3-8
Mexican Hat Ratibida columnaris (red) 3-9
Missouri Primrose Oenothera missouriensis 4-9
Morning Glory Ipomoea purpurea 3-10
Moss Verbena Verbena tenuisecta 3-10 Perennial in warmer regions; grown as an annual in colder areas.
Nasturtium Tropaeolum nanum 3-10
New England Aster Aster novae-angliae 3-9
None-so-Pretty or Catchfly Silene armeria 3-10
Orange Cosmos Cosmos sulphureus 3-10
Oriental Poppy Papaver orientale 3-9
OxEye Daisy Chrysanthemum leucanthemum 3-9
Pale Coneflower Echinacea pallida 3-9
Plains Coreopsis Coreopsis tinctoria 3-10
Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea 3-9
Queen Anne's Lace Ammi majus* seeds 3-9
Red Poppy (all red single) Papaver rhoeas (red) 3-9
Red Poppy (red, pink, doubles) Papaver rhoeas (mix) 3-9
Rocket Larkspur Delphinium ajacis* 3-9
Rocky Mountain Bee Plant Cleome serrulata 3-10
Rocky Mountain Pensternon Penstemon strictus 3-6, any altitude
Rose Mallow Lavatera trimestris 3-10
Scarlet Flax Linum grandiflorum rubrum 3-10
Scarlet Sage Salvia coccinea 4-10
Shasta Daisy Chrysanthemum maximum 3-9
Siberian Wallflower Cheiranthus allionii 3-9
Sweet Alyssum Lobularia maritima 3-9 Perennial in warmer regions; grown as an annual in colder areas.
Sweet William Dianthus barbatus 3-9
Texas Bluebonnet Lupinus texensis 3-8
Tidy Tips Layia platyglossa 3-10 Best West of the Mississippi
White Yarrow Achillea millefolium seeds 3-10
Wild Annual Sunflower Helianthus annuus 3-10
Wild Perennial Lupine Lupinus perennis 3-9
Yellow Prairie Coneflower Ratibida columnaris (yellow) 3-9
Zinnia Zinnia elegans 3-10
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Zone 5 Wildflowers
Wildflowers that can be successfully grown in Zone 5

Common Name Botanical Name Zones
African Daisy Dimorphotheca sinuata* 3-10
Annual 'Arroyo' Lupine Lupinus succulentus 3-10
Annual Baby's Breath Gypsophila elegans 3-10
Baby Blue Eyes Nemophilia menziesii 3-10
Baby Snapdragon/Toadflax Linaria maroccana 3-10
Bird's Eyes Gilia tricolor 3-10
Bird's Foot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus 3-9
Black-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta 3-9
Blanket Flower Gaillardia aristata 3-10 Native from Canada to Florida.
Blazing Star Liatris spicata 3-10
Blue Flax Linum perenne lewisii 3-9
Blue Sage Salvia farinacea 3-10
Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa 3-10 Native from Canada to Florida.
Calendula Calendula officianalis 3-10
California Bluebell Phacelia campanularia 3-10
California Poppy Eschscholzia californica 3-9 Perennial in warmer regions; grown as an annual in colder areas.
Candytuft Iberis umbellata 3-9 Perennial in warmer regions; grown as an annual in colder areas.
Chicory Cichorium intybus 3-9
Chinese Forget-me-Not Cynoglossum amabile 3-10
Chinese Houses Collinsia heterophylla 3-10
Clasping Coneflower Rudbeckia amplexicaulis* 3-10
Cornflower/Bachelor's Button (blue) Centaurea cyanus (blue) 3-10 Prohibited in NC
Cornflower/Bachelor's Button (multi) Centaurea cyanus (multicolored) 3-10
Cosmos Cosmos bipinnatus 3-10
Crimson Clover Trifolium incarnatum 3-10
Dame's Rocket Hesperis matronalis 3-9
Desert Marigold Baileya multiradiata 3-10
Drummond Phlox Phlox drummondii 3-10
Eastern Red Columbine Aquilegia canadensis 3-9
Evening Primrose Oenothera lamarckiana 3-9
Farewell-to-Spring Clarkia unguiculata* 3-10
Five Spot Nemophila maculata 3-9
Forget-me-Not Myosotis sylvatica 3-9
Foxglove Digitalis purpurea 3-9
Globe Gilia Gilia capitata 3-10
Gloriosa Daisy Rudbeckia gloriosa 3-10
Godetia Clarkia amoena 3-10
Golden Lupine Lupinus densiflorus 3-9 Best in Pacific coastal states
Grey-Headed Coneflower Ratibida pinnata 3-9
Hollyhock Alcea rosea 3-10
Iceland Poppy Papaver nudicaule 3-9 Often perennial in the Southeast; grown as an annual in all regions.
Indian Blanket Gaillardia pulchella 3-10
Johnny Jump-up Viola cornuta* 3-9
Lacy Phacelia Phacelia tanacetifolia 3-10
Lance-leaf Coreopsis Coreopsis lanceolata 3-9
Lemon Mint Monarda citriodora 3-10
Maximilian's Sunflower Helianthus maximiliani 3-8
Mexican Hat Ratibida columnaris (red) 3-9
Missouri Primrose Oenothera missouriensis 4-9
Morning Glory Ipomoea purpurea 3-10
Moss Verbena Verbena tenuisecta 3-10 Perennial in warmer regions; grown as an annual in colder areas.
Nasturtium Tropaeolum nanum 3-10
New England Aster Aster novae-angliae 3-9
None-so-Pretty or Catchfly Silene armeria 3-10
Orange Cosmos Cosmos sulphureus 3-10
Oriental Poppy Papaver orientale 3-9
OxEye Daisy Chrysanthemum leucanthemum 3-9
Pale Coneflower Echinacea pallida 3-9
Plains Coreopsis Coreopsis tinctoria 3-10
Prairie Aster Aster tanacetifolius* 5-9
Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea 3-9
Queen Anne's Lace Ammi majus* seeds 3-9
Red Poppy (all red single) Papaver rhoeas (red) 3-9
Red Poppy (red, pink, doubles) Papaver rhoeas (mix) 3-9
Rocket Larkspur Delphinium ajacis* 3-9
Rocky Mountain Bee Plant Cleome serrulata 3-10
Rocky Mountain Pensternon Penstemon strictus 3-6, any altitude
Rose Mallow Lavatera trimestris 3-10
Scarlet Flax Linum grandiflorum rubrum 3-10
Scarlet Sage Salvia coccinea 4-10
Shasta Daisy Chrysanthemum maximum 3-9
Siberian Wallflower Cheiranthus allionii 3-9
Sweet Alyssum Lobularia maritima 3-9 Perennial in warmer regions; grown as an annual in colder areas.
Sweet William Dianthus barbatus 3-9
Texas Bluebonnet Lupinus texensis 3-8
Tidy Tips Layia platyglossa 3-10 Best West of the Mississippi
White Yarrow Achillea millefolium seeds 3-10
Wild Annual Sunflower Helianthus annuus 3-10
Wild Perennial Lupine Lupinus perennis 3-9
Yellow Prairie Coneflower Ratibida columnaris (yellow) 3-9
Zinnia Zinnia elegans 3-10
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Zone 6 Wildflowers
Wildflowers that can be successfully grown in Zone 6

Common Name Botanical Name Zones
African Daisy Dimorphotheca sinuata* 3-10
Annual 'Arroyo' Lupine Lupinus succulentus 3-10
Annual Baby's Breath Gypsophila elegans 3-10
Baby Blue Eyes Nemophilia menziesii 3-10
Baby Snapdragon/Toadflax Linaria maroccana 3-10
Bird's Eyes Gilia tricolor 3-10
Bird's Foot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus 3-9
Black-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta 3-9
Blanket Flower Gaillardia aristata 3-10 Native from Canada to Florida.
Blazing Star Liatris spicata 3-10
Blazing Star (yellow) Mentzelia lindleyi 6-9 West of the Mississippi
Blue Flax Linum perenne lewisii 3-9
Blue Sage Salvia farinacea 3-10
Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa 3-10 Native from Canada to Florida.
Calendula Calendula officianalis 3-10
California Bluebell Phacelia campanularia 3-10
California Poppy Eschscholzia californica 3-9 Perennial in warmer regions; grown as an annual in colder areas.
Candytuft Iberis umbellata 3-9 Perennial in warmer regions; grown as an annual in colder areas.
Chicory Cichorium intybus 3-9
Chinese Forget-me-Not Cynoglossum amabile 3-10
Chinese Houses Collinsia heterophylla 3-10
Clasping Coneflower Rudbeckia amplexicaulis* 3-10
Cornflower/Bachelor's Button (blue) Centaurea cyanus (blue) 3-10 Prohibited in NC
Cornflower/Bachelor's Button (multi) Centaurea cyanus (multicolored) 3-10
Cosmos Cosmos bipinnatus 3-10
Crimson Clover Trifolium incarnatum 3-10
Dame's Rocket Hesperis matronalis 3-9
Desert Marigold Baileya multiradiata 3-10
Drummond Phlox Phlox drummondii 3-10
Eastern Red Columbine Aquilegia canadensis 3-9
Evening Primrose Oenothera lamarckiana 3-9
Farewell-to-Spring Clarkia unguiculata* 3-10
Five Spot Nemophila maculata 3-9
Forget-me-Not Myosotis sylvatica 3-9
Foxglove Digitalis purpurea 3-9
Globe Gilia Gilia capitata 3-10
Gloriosa Daisy Rudbeckia gloriosa 3-10
Godetia Clarkia amoena 3-10
Golden Lupine Lupinus densiflorus 3-9 Best in Pacific coastal states
Grey-Headed Coneflower Ratibida pinnata 3-9
Hollyhock Alcea rosea 3-10
Iceland Poppy Papaver nudicaule 3-9 Often perennial in the Southeast; grown as an annual in all regions.
Indian Blanket Gaillardia pulchella 3-10
Johnny Jump-up Viola cornuta* 3-9
Lacy Phacelia Phacelia tanacetifolia 3-10
Lance-leaf Coreopsis Coreopsis lanceolata 3-9
Lemon Mint Monarda citriodora 3-10
Maximilian's Sunflower Helianthus maximiliani 3-8
Mexican Hat Ratibida columnaris (red) 3-9
Missouri Primrose Oenothera missouriensis 4-9
Morning Glory Ipomoea purpurea 3-10
Moss Verbena Verbena tenuisecta 3-10 Perennial in warmer regions; grown as an annual in colder areas.
Mountain Phlox Linanthus grandiflorus 6-9 Best in Pacific coastal states
Nasturtium Tropaeolum nanum 3-10
New England Aster Aster novae-angliae 3-9
None-so-Pretty or Catchfly Silene armeria 3-10
Orange Cosmos Cosmos sulphureus 3-10
Oriental Poppy Papaver orientale 3-9
OxEye Daisy Chrysanthemum leucanthemum 3-9
Pale Coneflower Echinacea pallida 3-9
Plains Coreopsis Coreopsis tinctoria 3-10
Prairie Aster Aster tanacetifolius* 5-9
Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea 3-9
Purple Prairie Clover Petalostemon purpureum* NEW 6-9
Queen Anne's Lace Ammi majus* seeds 3-9
Red Poppy (all red single) Papaver rhoeas (red) 3-9
Red Poppy (red, pink, doubles) Papaver rhoeas (mix) 3-9
Rocket Larkspur Delphinium ajacis* 3-9
Rocky Mountain Bee Plant Cleome serrulata 3-10
Rocky Mountain Pensternon Penstemon strictus 3-6, any altitude
Rose Mallow Lavatera trimestris 3-10
Scarlet Flax Linum grandiflorum rubrum 3-10
Scarlet Sage Salvia coccinea 4-10
Shasta Daisy Chrysanthemum maximum 3-9
Showy Evening Primrose Oenothera speciosa 6-10
Siberian Wallflower Cheiranthus allionii 3-9
Standing Cypress Ipomopsis rubra 6-10
Sweet Alyssum Lobularia maritima 3-9 Perennial in warmer regions; grown as an annual in colder areas.
Sweet William Dianthus barbatus 3-9
Texas Bluebonnet Lupinus texensis 3-8
Tidy Tips Layia platyglossa 3-10 Best West of the Mississippi
White Yarrow Achillea millefolium seeds 3-10
Wild Annual Sunflower Helianthus annuus 3-10
Wild Perennial Lupine Lupinus perennis 3-9
Yellow Prairie Coneflower Ratibida columnaris (yellow) 3-9
Zinnia Zinnia elegans 3-10
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Zone 7 Wildflowers
Wildflowers that can be successfully grown in Zone 7

Common Name Botanical Name Zones
African Daisy Dimorphotheca sinuata* 3-10
Annual 'Arroyo' Lupine Lupinus succulentus 3-10
Annual Baby's Breath Gypsophila elegans 3-10
Baby Blue Eyes Nemophilia menziesii 3-10
Baby Snapdragon/Toadflax Linaria maroccana 3-10
Bird's Eyes Gilia tricolor 3-10
Bird's Foot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus 3-9
Black-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta 3-9
Blanket Flower Gaillardia aristata 3-10 Native from Canada to Florida.
Blazing Star Liatris spicata 3-10
Blazing Star (yellow) Mentzelia lindleyi 6-9 West of the Mississippi
Blue Flax Linum perenne lewisii 3-9
Blue Sage Salvia farinacea 3-10
Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa 3-10 Native from Canada to Florida.
Calendula Calendula officianalis 3-10
California Bluebell Phacelia campanularia 3-10
California Poppy Eschscholzia californica 3-9 Perennial in warmer regions; grown as an annual in colder areas.
Candytuft Iberis umbellata 3-9 Perennial in warmer regions; grown as an annual in colder areas.
Chicory Cichorium intybus 3-9
Chinese Forget-me-Not Cynoglossum amabile 3-10
Chinese Houses Collinsia heterophylla 3-10
Clasping Coneflower Rudbeckia amplexicaulis* 3-10
Cornflower/Bachelor's Button (blue) Centaurea cyanus (blue) 3-10 Prohibited in NC
Cornflower/Bachelor's Button (multi) Centaurea cyanus (multicolored) 3-10
Cosmos Cosmos bipinnatus 3-10
Crimson Clover Trifolium incarnatum 3-10
Dame's Rocket Hesperis matronalis 3-9
Desert Marigold Baileya multiradiata 3-10
Drummond Phlox Phlox drummondii 3-10
Eastern Red Columbine Aquilegia canadensis 3-9
Evening Primrose Oenothera lamarckiana 3-9
Farewell-to-Spring Clarkia unguiculata* 3-10
Five Spot Nemophila maculata 3-9
Forget-me-Not Myosotis sylvatica 3-9
Foxglove Digitalis purpurea 3-9
Globe Gilia Gilia capitata 3-10
Gloriosa Daisy Rudbeckia gloriosa 3-10
Godetia Clarkia amoena 3-10
Golden Lupine Lupinus densiflorus 3-9 Best in Pacific coastal states
Grey-Headed Coneflower Ratibida pinnata 3-9
Hollyhock Alcea rosea 3-10
Iceland Poppy Papaver nudicaule 3-9 Often perennial in the Southeast; grown as an annual in all regions.
Indian Blanket Gaillardia pulchella 3-10
Johnny Jump-up Viola cornuta* 3-9
Lacy Phacelia Phacelia tanacetifolia 3-10
Lance-leaf Coreopsis Coreopsis lanceolata 3-9
Lemon Mint Monarda citriodora 3-10
Maximilian's Sunflower Helianthus maximiliani 3-8
Mexican Hat Ratibida columnaris (red) 3-9
Missouri Primrose Oenothera missouriensis 4-9
Morning Glory Ipomoea purpurea 3-10
Moss Verbena Verbena tenuisecta 3-10 Perennial in warmer regions; grown as an annual in colder areas.
Mountain Phlox Linanthus grandiflorus 6-9 Best in Pacific coastal states
Nasturtium Tropaeolum nanum 3-10
New England Aster Aster novae-angliae 3-9
None-so-Pretty or Catchfly Silene armeria 3-10
Orange Cosmos Cosmos sulphureus 3-10
Oriental Poppy Papaver orientale 3-9
OxEye Daisy Chrysanthemum leucanthemum 3-9
Pale Coneflower Echinacea pallida 3-9
Plains Coreopsis Coreopsis tinctoria 3-10
Prairie Aster Aster tanacetifolius* 5-9
Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea 3-9
Purple Prairie Clover Petalostemon purpureum* NEW 6-9
Queen Anne's Lace Ammi majus* seeds 3-9
Red Poppy (all red single) Papaver rhoeas (red) 3-9
Red Poppy (red, pink, doubles) Papaver rhoeas (mix) 3-9
Rocket Larkspur Delphinium ajacis* 3-9
Rocky Mountain Bee Plant Cleome serrulata 3-10
Rose Mallow Lavatera trimestris 3-10
Scarlet Flax Linum grandiflorum rubrum 3-10
Scarlet Sage Salvia coccinea 4-10
Shasta Daisy Chrysanthemum maximum 3-9
Showy Evening Primrose Oenothera speciosa 6-10
Siberian Wallflower Cheiranthus allionii 3-9
Standing Cypress Ipomopsis rubra 6-10
Sweet Alyssum Lobularia maritima 3-9 Perennial in warmer regions; grown as an annual in colder areas.
Sweet William Dianthus barbatus 3-9
Texas Bluebonnet Lupinus texensis 3-8
Tidy Tips Layia platyglossa 3-10 Best West of the Mississippi
White Yarrow Achillea millefolium seeds 3-10
Wild Annual Sunflower Helianthus annuus 3-10
Wild Perennial Lupine Lupinus perennis 3-9
Yellow Prairie Coneflower Ratibida columnaris (yellow) 3-9
Zinnia Zinnia elegans 3-10
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Zone 8 Wildflowers
Wildflowers that can be successfully grown in Zone 8

Common Name Botanical Name Zones
African Daisy Dimorphotheca sinuata* 3-10
Annual 'Arroyo' Lupine Lupinus succulentus 3-10
Annual Baby's Breath Gypsophila elegans 3-10
Baby Blue Eyes Nemophilia menziesii 3-10
Baby Snapdragon/Toadflax Linaria maroccana 3-10
Bird's Eyes Gilia tricolor 3-10
Bird's Foot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus 3-9
Black-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta 3-9
Blanket Flower Gaillardia aristata 3-10 Native from Canada to Florida.
Blazing Star Liatris spicata 3-10
Blazing Star (yellow) Mentzelia lindleyi 6-9 West of the Mississippi
Blue Flax Linum perenne lewisii 3-9
Blue Sage Salvia farinacea 3-10
Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa 3-10 Native from Canada to Florida.
Calendula Calendula officianalis 3-10
California Bluebell Phacelia campanularia 3-10
California Poppy Eschscholzia californica 3-9 Perennial in warmer regions; grown as an annual in colder areas.
Candytuft Iberis umbellata 3-9 Perennial in warmer regions; grown as an annual in colder areas.
Chicory Cichorium intybus 3-9
Chinese Forget-me-Not Cynoglossum amabile 3-10
Chinese Houses Collinsia heterophylla 3-10
Clasping Coneflower Rudbeckia amplexicaulis* 3-10
Cornflower/Bachelor's Button (blue) Centaurea cyanus (blue) 3-10 Prohibited in NC
Cornflower/Bachelor's Button (multi) Centaurea cyanus (multicolored) 3-10
Cosmos Cosmos bipinnatus 3-10
Crimson Clover Trifolium incarnatum 3-10
Dame's Rocket Hesperis matronalis 3-9
Desert Marigold Baileya multiradiata 3-10
Drummond Phlox Phlox drummondii 3-10
Eastern Red Columbine Aquilegia canadensis 3-9
Evening Primrose Oenothera lamarckiana 3-9
Farewell-to-Spring Clarkia unguiculata* 3-10
Five Spot Nemophila maculata 3-9
Forget-me-Not Myosotis sylvatica 3-9
Foxglove Digitalis purpurea 3-9
Globe Gilia Gilia capitata 3-10
Gloriosa Daisy Rudbeckia gloriosa 3-10
Godetia Clarkia amoena 3-10
Golden Lupine Lupinus densiflorus 3-9 Best in Pacific coastal states
Grey-Headed Coneflower Ratibida pinnata 3-9
Hollyhock Alcea rosea 3-10
Iceland Poppy Papaver nudicaule 3-9 Often perennial in the Southeast; grown as an annual in all regions.
Indian Blanket Gaillardia pulchella 3-10
Johnny Jump-up Viola cornuta* 3-9
Lacy Phacelia Phacelia tanacetifolia 3-10
Lance-leaf Coreopsis Coreopsis lanceolata 3-9
Lemon Mint Monarda citriodora 3-10
Maximilian's Sunflower Helianthus maximiliani 3-8
Mexican Hat Ratibida columnaris (red) 3-9
Missouri Primrose Oenothera missouriensis 4-9
Morning Glory Ipomoea purpurea 3-10
Moss Verbena Verbena tenuisecta 3-10 Perennial in warmer regions; grown as an annual in colder areas.
Mountain Phlox Linanthus grandiflorus 6-9 Best in Pacific coastal states
Nasturtium Tropaeolum nanum 3-10
New England Aster Aster novae-angliae 3-9
None-so-Pretty or Catchfly Silene armeria 3-10
Orange Cosmos Cosmos sulphureus 3-10
Oriental Poppy Papaver orientale 3-9
OxEye Daisy Chrysanthemum leucanthemum 3-9
Pale Coneflower Echinacea pallida 3-9
Plains Coreopsis Coreopsis tinctoria 3-10
Prairie Aster Aster tanacetifolius* 5-9
Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea 3-9
Purple Prairie Clover Petalostemon purpureum* NEW 6-9
Queen Anne's Lace Ammi majus* seeds 3-9
Red Poppy (all red single) Papaver rhoeas (red) 3-9
Red Poppy (red, pink, doubles) Papaver rhoeas (mix) 3-9
Rocket Larkspur Delphinium ajacis* 3-9
Rocky Mountain Bee Plant Cleome serrulata 3-10
Rose Mallow Lavatera trimestris 3-10
Scarlet Flax Linum grandiflorum rubrum 3-10
Scarlet Sage Salvia coccinea 4-10
Shasta Daisy Chrysanthemum maximum 3-9
Showy Evening Primrose Oenothera speciosa 6-10
Siberian Wallflower Cheiranthus allionii 3-9
Standing Cypress Ipomopsis rubra 6-10
Sweet Alyssum Lobularia maritima 3-9 Perennial in warmer regions; grown as an annual in colder areas.
Sweet William Dianthus barbatus 3-9
Texas Bluebonnet Lupinus texensis 3-8
Tidy Tips Layia platyglossa 3-10 Best West of the Mississippi
White Yarrow Achillea millefolium seeds 3-10
Wild Annual Sunflower Helianthus annuus 3-10
Wild Perennial Lupine Lupinus perennis 3-9
Yellow Prairie Coneflower Ratibida columnaris (yellow) 3-9
Zinnia Zinnia elegans 3-10
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Zone 9 Wildflowers
Wildflowers that can be successfully grown in Zone 9

Common Name Botanical Name Zones
African Daisy Dimorphotheca sinuata* 3-10
Annual 'Arroyo' Lupine Lupinus succulentus 3-10
Annual Baby's Breath Gypsophila elegans 3-10
Baby Blue Eyes Nemophilia menziesii 3-10
Baby Snapdragon/Toadflax Linaria maroccana 3-10
Bird's Eyes Gilia tricolor 3-10
Bird's Foot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus 3-9
Black-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta 3-9
Blanket Flower Gaillardia aristata 3-10 Native from Canada to Florida.
Blazing Star Liatris spicata 3-10
Blazing Star (yellow) Mentzelia lindleyi 6-9 West of the Mississippi
Blue Flax Linum perenne lewisii 3-9
Blue Sage Salvia farinacea 3-10
Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa 3-10 Native from Canada to Florida.
Calendula Calendula officianalis 3-10
California Bluebell Phacelia campanularia 3-10
California Poppy Eschscholzia californica 3-9 Perennial in warmer regions; grown as an annual in colder areas.
Candytuft Iberis umbellata 3-9 Perennial in warmer regions; grown as an annual in colder areas.
Chicory Cichorium intybus 3-9
Chinese Forget-me-Not Cynoglossum amabile 3-10
Chinese Houses Collinsia heterophylla 3-10
Clasping Coneflower Rudbeckia amplexicaulis* 3-10
Cornflower/Bachelor's Button (blue) Centaurea cyanus (blue) 3-10 Prohibited in NC
Cornflower/Bachelor's Button (multi) Centaurea cyanus (multicolored) 3-10
Cosmos Cosmos bipinnatus 3-10
Crimson Clover Trifolium incarnatum 3-10
Dame's Rocket Hesperis matronalis 3-9
Desert Marigold Baileya multiradiata 3-10
Drummond Phlox Phlox drummondii 3-10
Eastern Red Columbine Aquilegia canadensis 3-9
Evening Primrose Oenothera lamarckiana 3-9
Farewell-to-Spring Clarkia unguiculata* 3-10
Five Spot Nemophila maculata 3-9
Forget-me-Not Myosotis sylvatica 3-9
Foxglove Digitalis purpurea 3-9
Globe Gilia Gilia capitata 3-10
Gloriosa Daisy Rudbeckia gloriosa 3-10
Godetia Clarkia amoena 3-10
Golden Lupine Lupinus densiflorus 3-9 Best in Pacific coastal states
Grey-Headed Coneflower Ratibida pinnata 3-9
Hollyhock Alcea rosea 3-10
Iceland Poppy Papaver nudicaule 3-9 Often perennial in the Southeast; grown as an annual in all regions.
Indian Blanket Gaillardia pulchella 3-10
Johnny Jump-up Viola cornuta* 3-9
Lacy Phacelia Phacelia tanacetifolia 3-10
Lance-leaf Coreopsis Coreopsis lanceolata 3-9
Lemon Mint Monarda citriodora 3-10
Mexican Hat Ratibida columnaris (red) 3-9
Missouri Primrose Oenothera missouriensis 4-9
Morning Glory Ipomoea purpurea 3-10
Moss Verbena Verbena tenuisecta 3-10 Perennial in warmer regions; grown as an annual in colder areas.
Mountain Phlox Linanthus grandiflorus 6-9 Best in Pacific coastal states
Nasturtium Tropaeolum nanum 3-10
New England Aster Aster novae-angliae 3-9
None-so-Pretty or Catchfly Silene armeria 3-10
Orange Cosmos Cosmos sulphureus 3-10
Oriental Poppy Papaver orientale 3-9
OxEye Daisy Chrysanthemum leucanthemum 3-9
Pale Coneflower Echinacea pallida 3-9
Plains Coreopsis Coreopsis tinctoria 3-10
Prairie Aster Aster tanacetifolius* 5-9
Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea 3-9
Purple Prairie Clover Petalostemon purpureum* NEW 6-9
Queen Anne's Lace Ammi majus* seeds 3-9
Red Poppy (all red single) Papaver rhoeas (red) 3-9
Red Poppy (red, pink, doubles) Papaver rhoeas (mix) 3-9
Rocket Larkspur Delphinium ajacis* 3-9
Rocky Mountain Bee Plant Cleome serrulata 3-10
Rose Mallow Lavatera trimestris 3-10
Scarlet Flax Linum grandiflorum rubrum 3-10
Scarlet Sage Salvia coccinea 4-10
Shasta Daisy Chrysanthemum maximum 3-9
Showy Evening Primrose Oenothera speciosa 6-10
Siberian Wallflower Cheiranthus allionii 3-9
Standing Cypress Ipomopsis rubra 6-10
Sweet Alyssum Lobularia maritima 3-9 Perennial in warmer regions; grown as an annual in colder areas.
Sweet William Dianthus barbatus 3-9
Tidy Tips Layia platyglossa 3-10 Best West of the Mississippi
White Yarrow Achillea millefolium seeds 3-10
Wild Annual Sunflower Helianthus annuus 3-10
Wild Perennial Lupine Lupinus perennis 3-9
Yellow Prairie Coneflower Ratibida columnaris (yellow) 3-9
Zinnia Zinnia elegans 3-10
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Zone 10 Wildflowers
Wildflowers that can be successfully grown in Zone 10

Common Name Botanical Name Zones
African Daisy Dimorphotheca sinuata* 3-10
Annual 'Arroyo' Lupine Lupinus succulentus 3-10
Annual Baby's Breath Gypsophila elegans 3-10
Baby Blue Eyes Nemophilia menziesii 3-10
Baby Snapdragon/Toadflax Linaria maroccana 3-10
Bird's Eyes Gilia tricolor 3-10
Blanket Flower Gaillardia aristata 3-10 Native from Canada to Florida.
Blazing Star Liatris spicata 3-10
Blue Sage Salvia farinacea 3-10
Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa 3-10 Native from Canada to Florida.
Calendula Calendula officianalis 3-10
California Bluebell Phacelia campanularia 3-10
Chinese Forget-me-Not Cynoglossum amabile 3-10
Chinese Houses Collinsia heterophylla 3-10
Clasping Coneflower Rudbeckia amplexicaulis* 3-10
Cornflower/Bachelor's Button (blue) Centaurea cyanus (blue) 3-10 Prohibited in NC
Cornflower/Bachelor's Button (multi) Centaurea cyanus (multicolored) 3-10
Cosmos Cosmos bipinnatus 3-10
Crimson Clover Trifolium incarnatum 3-10
Desert Marigold Baileya multiradiata 3-10
Drummond Phlox Phlox drummondii 3-10
Farewell-to-Spring Clarkia unguiculata* 3-10
Globe Gilia Gilia capitata 3-10
Gloriosa Daisy Rudbeckia gloriosa 3-10
Godetia Clarkia amoena 3-10
Hollyhock Alcea rosea 3-10
Indian Blanket Gaillardia pulchella 3-10
Lacy Phacelia Phacelia tanacetifolia 3-10
Lemon Mint Monarda citriodora 3-10
Morning Glory Ipomoea purpurea 3-10
Moss Verbena Verbena tenuisecta 3-10 Perennial in warmer regions; grown as an annual in colder areas.
Mountain Phlox Linanthus grandiflorus 6-9 Best in Pacific coastal states
Nasturtium Tropaeolum nanum 3-10
None-so-Pretty or Catchfly Silene armeria 3-10
Orange Cosmos Cosmos sulphureus 3-10
Plains Coreopsis Coreopsis tinctoria 3-10
Rocky Mountain Bee Plant Cleome serrulata 3-10
Rose Mallow Lavatera trimestris 3-10
Scarlet Flax Linum grandiflorum rubrum 3-10
Scarlet Sage Salvia coccinea 4-10
Showy Evening Primrose Oenothera speciosa 6-10
Standing Cypress Ipomopsis rubra 6-10
Tidy Tips Layia platyglossa 3-10 Best West of the Mississippi
White Yarrow Achillea millefolium seeds 3-10
Wild Annual Sunflower Helianthus annuus 3-10
Zinnia Zinnia elegans 3-10

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