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Gilia capitata (photo courtesy of Annie’s Annuals & Perennials)
Gilia capitata (photo courtesy of Annie’s Annuals & Perennials)

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Gilia capitata

Blue Thimble Flower, Globe Gilia
Polemoniaceae
Annuals, Flowers

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.

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