Wildflower Gardens and Water Conservation

A wildflower is a non-cultivated flower growing naturally in the landscape.  Wildflower gardens may consist of native or non-native plants that have naturalized on a site. They are often combined with grasses to provide a more natural and attractive look and feel.

Benefits of wildflowers

  • Attract beneficial insects such as butterflies and bees
  • Reduce water use in the landscape
  • Adapted to harsher soil conditions than many other landscape plants
  • Bloom throughout growing season
  • They can be annual, biennial, or perennial