Yavapai County Cooperative Extension Xeriscape List

Annuals and Biennials

Latin Name Common Name Group Height/Width Water Hardiness Sun Exposure Seasonality Flower Color Flower Season
Castilleja exserta Purple owl's clover annual 1.5 ft/2 ft very low up to 4,500 full sun-part shade -- purple spring
Coreopsis tinctoria Tickseed; calliopsis annual 3 ft/1 ft low-mod up to 6,500? sun -- various summer
Cosmos bipinnatus Cosmos annual 3 ft/1 ft moderate all zones sun -- pink/various summer-fall
Cosmos sulphureus Cosmos annual 3 ft/1 ft moderate all zones sun -- yellow/orange summer-fall
Eschscholzia californica California gold poppy annual 1 ft/1 ft very low up to 6,000 sun-part shade -- orange spring
Gomphrena globosa Globe amaranth annual 1 ft/1 ft low-mod up to ? sun -- purple/various summer
Ipomopsis aggregata Scarlet gilia biennial 3 ft/1 ft low-mod up to 7,000? sun -- red/pink summer
Lupinus succulentus Arroyo lupine annual 1 ft/1 ft low up to 4,500 sun -- purple/various summer
Oenothera hookeri Hooker's evening primrose biennial 4 ft/4 ft low up to 9,500 sun -- yellow summer-fall
Phacelia campanularia Desert canterbury bells annual 2 ft/2 ft very low up to 7,500 sun-part shade -- blue summer
Salvia sclarea Clary sage biennial 3 ft/2 ft low up to 7,500 sun-part shade -- blue summer
Sanvitalia procumbens Creeping zinnia annual 0.5 ft/1.5 ft low ? sun-part shade -- yellow summer-fall
Zinnia angustifolia Narrowleaf zinnia annual 1.5 ft/1.5 ft low-mod up to ? sun -- yellow summer
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