Wild Flowers are divided into two categories, Prairie Wildflowers or Woodland Wildflowers, plus sub-categories depending on what type of area and conditions you wish to grow them.
■ Prairie Wild Flowers
- Wild flowers for Dry to Medium soil: These soils are very well drained and include sand, gravel, loam and rock. They never have standing water and rainfall drains away easily.
- Wild flowers for Medium to Moist soil: These soils range from loam to heavy clay. They are often very fertile. They may have a little standing water for a short time in spring and after heavy rain but can get dry in summers. Some varieties in this section also do well in other soil types as noted in the descriptions.
- Wild flowers for Moist to Wet soil: These soils are usually wet in spring and may have standing water for several days after summer and fall rains. The surface soil can dry out somewhat in summer, or they may be soggy or marshy all year.
■ Woodland Wild Flowers
- Woodland Wild flowers for part to full shade: Many of these plants prefer rich, medium to moist soil with lots of organic matter.