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

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Gilia tricolor

Bird’s Eyes
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 tricolor

Native to California. Grows to 4–18 in. high and about 9 in. wide. Subtly beautiful flowers, carried singly or in clusters, are 1/2 in. wide or wider, with pale to deep violet with a yellow throat spotted purple; blue pollen.

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