12 Types of Annual Wildflowers

Learn about the various types of annual wildflowers and how to successfully grow them with this gardening guide.

Purple Orache DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Purple Orache (Atriplex hortensis)

An annual, edible crop, purple orache makes an interesting addition to any wildflower mix. It is a tall, upright plant, and its deep purple or reddish foliage and purple flower spikes create a striking contrast with neighboring flowers. This fully hardy plant prefers full to partial sun and well-drained to moist soil. H: 6 feet; S: 3 feet

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