Blue Thimble Flower, Globe Gilia
Easy-to-grow Western natives that are related to phlox. Slender plants with finely cut leaves and colorful flowers from late spring to early fall. Useful in wild gardens or borders. In fall or early spring, sow seeds in well-drained soil where plants are to grow. Thin seedlings to avoid crowding.Gilia capitata
Native from British Columbia to California. Grows to 6–24 in. high, about 9 in. wide. Pale violet-blue to blue flowers with blue pollen are carried in dense clusters that look like pincushions.
Tight, dense, spherical red-purple flower clusters top 2-ft. stems in summer. Spreads freely.
This annual grows to 7 ft. tall and 1 1/2–2 1/2 ft. wide, with yellow-centered, yellow or orange...
Native to South Africa, where it grows in disturbed areas such as along roads. Grows to 1 1/2 ft. tall...