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.
Pinkish purple flowers are held on weeping, contorted branches; best with afternoon shade.
Summer annuals. ‘Cinnamon’ has medium pink blooms; those of ‘Spice’ are light ...
From the Mediterranean region. Old-fashioned favorites, with narrow gray-green leaves and profuse, ere...