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Wilflower biennals

List and characteristics of Wildflower annuals List and charcteristics of Hardy Wildflower perennials
  • Angélique officinale (Angelica archangelica) Garden Angelica : large umbels of light green flowers, grows to 180 cm in a fresh and deep soil. Flowers June to August in half-shade or sun.
  • Angélique sauvage (Angelica sylvestris) Wild Angelica : magnificent umbels of white flowers, grows to 100 cm in a fresh and nutritious soil. Flowers July to August in half-shade or sun.
  • Barbarée commune (Barbarea vulgaris) Bittercress : bright yellow flowers, grows to 70 cm in a rich soil. Flowers April to June in half-shade or sun.
  • Bardane majeur (Arctium lappa) Greater Burdock : purple flowers grouped in globular capitula, grows to 150 cm in a fresh and rich soil. Flowers July to August in half-shade or sun.
  • Bouillon blanc (Verbascum phlomoides) Mullein : spikes of large yellow flowers, grows to 120 cm in a well drained hot soil. Flowers June to August in a suny position.
  • Camomille majeur (Tanacethum parthenium) Feverfew : white petals around a yellow centre, grows to 50 cm in a good garden soil. Flowers June to August in half-shade or sun.
  • Cardere sauvage (Dipsacus sylvestris) Wild Teasel : superb ring of lilac flowers on a capitula, grows to 140 cm in a fresh and dry soil. Flowers July to August in a sunny position.
  • Carotte sauvage (Daucus carota) Wild Carrot : umbels of petty white flowers, grows to 140 cm in most soils. Flowers June to September in half-shade.
  • Chicorée sauvage (Cichorium intybus) Common Chicory : bracts of magnificent sky blue flowers, grows to 100 cm in an averagely dry and fresh soil. Flowers June to August in a sunny position.
  • Digitale pourpre (Digitalis purpurea) Purple Foxglove : silky purple flowers, grows to 100 cm in a well drained but not chalky soil. Flowers June to August in half-shade or sun.
  • Jasione (Jasione montana) Sheep's bit : small balls of clear blue flowers, grows to 30 cm in a sandy soil. Flowers June to August in a sunny position.
  • Julienne des dames (Hesperis matronalis) Dame's rocket : racemes of night perfumed white, pink or purple flowers, grows to 60 cm in a good garden soil. Flowers May to June in half-shade.
  • Maceron (Smyrnium olusatrum) Horse Parsley : umbels of yellow flowers, grows to 100 cm in a rich well drained soil. Flowers May to July in half-shade or sun.
  • Melilot officinal (Melilotus officinalis) Yellow Sweet Clover : long spikes of small yellow flowers, grows to 70 cm in a rough and dry soil. Flowers June to August in a sunny position.
  • Monnaie du pape (Lunaria annua) Annual Honesty : purple flowers followed by translucent decorative pods in winter. Grows 150 cm in a light and rich soil. Flowers April and May in half-shade.
  • Myosotis des champs (Myosotis arventis) Field Forget-Me-Not : long stems bearing groups of small blue-grey flowers, grows to 40 cm in a good soil. Flowers May to July in a sunny position.
  • Oeillet des sables (Dianthus armeria) Pinks : small deep pink flowers, grows to 40 cm in a well drained soil. Flowers June to August in a sunny position.
  • Onagre de Lamarck (Oenothera erythrosepala) Evening Primrose : long stem bearing large yellow flowers, grows to 100 cm in a well drained soil. Flowers June to September in a sunny position.
  • Onopordon acanthe (Onopordon acanthium) Cotton Thistle : purple-blue flowers with silver leaves, grows to 140 cm in a fertile well drained soil. Flowers July and August in a sunny position.
  • Pastel des teinturiers (Isatis tinctoria) Woad : corymbres of bright yellow flowers, grows to 9O cm in a well drained soil. Flowers May and June in a sunny position.
  • Pavot cornu (Glaucium flavum) Yellow Horned Poppy : yellow flowers with greyish-green leaves, grows to 60 cm in a light dry soil. Flowers June to August in a sunny position.
  • Réseda des teinturiers (Reseda luteola) Weld : ring clusters of blue flowers, grows to 80 cm in a well drained soil. Flowers June to August in a sunny position.
  • Salsifis des près (Tragopogon pratensis) Meadow Salsify : thin spikes of yellow flowers, grows to 80 cm in a rich and well drained soil. Flowers June to August in a sunny position.
  • Sauge sclarée (Salvia sclarea) Clary Sage : perfumed and decorative lilac flowers, grows to 80 cm in a good soil. Flowers June to August in a sunny position.
  • Vipérine commune (Echium vulgare) Viper's Bugloss : long stems bearing yellow flowers, grows to 70 cm in a fresh and dry soil. Flowers May to July in half-shade or sun.
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