A classic spring wildflower, this California native crops up in lowland meadows and grasslands, where it covers itself with 2-in. yellow daisies tipped in white. Clumps grow to 5–16 in. high and wide. Narrow, hairy, gray-green leaves reach 1 1/4 in. long; lower leaves are toothed or lobed, upper ones smooth-edged. In cool-summer climates, flowering continues into early summer.
Takes poor and rather heavy soils (but not standing water). Prepare soil as for any garden bed; seeds are usually sown in fall but can also be planted in early spring. Self-sows and will naturalize on banks or in other well-drained sites as long as competition from grasses is minimal. Very drought-tolerant; give occasional water if winter rains fail.
Cornflower blue flowers in dense clusters to 2 in. across on 1–2-ft.-tall stems. Late spring blo...
Pinkish purple flowers are held on weeping, contorted branches; best with afternoon shade.
Native to Europe. Coarse, rather weedy garden plant to 3 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide, with finely divided,...