Why we chose them for North Bethesda
Annual herbs, except for Black-Eyed Susans, which are a perennial
Bird’s Eye: 30-45 cm / 12 – 18 in
Clarkia: 30-92 cm / 12-36 in
Black-Eyed Susan: 45 – 120 cm / 18-48 in
Snapdragon: 15-92 cm / 6-36 in
Catchfly: 30-45 cm / 12 – 18 in
Sweet Alyssum: 6-15 cm / 3 to 6 in
They tolerate a variety of soils
Season to flower
How to plant
Plant seed paper under 1/8″ of soil. Water thoroughly. Place in a sunny corner and keep moist during germination.
This cheerful blossom is most at home in prairie lands, plains, meadows, and pastures where it will attract birds, bees and butterflies. Members of the beautifully golden sunflower family, these North American blooms are one of the most recognized wildflowers!
This daisy-like annual wildflower is a member of the famous Gilia family. It is a western native but will thrive anywhere with sunny and relatively dry conditions. The dark contrasting central eyes and yellow throats are known to attract hummingbirds and other pollinators.
These vibrant wildflowers look great in all kinds of gardens and grow easily. They typically bloom at the end of the wildflower season, so they have often been called “Farewell-to-Spring”. Native to western North America, Clarkia is an annual plant that will grow up to 1 meter tall.
This bountiful wildflower produces clusters of large, globe-shaped blooms on long stems and will thrive in full sun or partial shade. It grows great even in poor soil conditions and can withstand high temperatures.
A low-growing annual plant, Sweet Alyssum has a branched stem that has dense clusters of small flowers. The flowers are about 5 mm around and have a sweet smell similar to that of honey. They’ll bloom throughout the growing season, or year-round in areas free of frost.
An extremely easy to grow annual, these quick blooming flowers are a favorite for their unique and elegant appearance. With a range of colors from pink, red, yellow and purple, the bi-colored blooms attract hummingbirds and butterflies making them a wonderful addition to any garden.