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.
Mounding growth to 6–12 in. high and 1 1/2–3 ft. wide. Lacy, silvery blue foliage; flowers...
Lavender flowers precede foliage that opens pink, matures to lime and gold, then shades to green.
Native to desert Southwest and mountains. Grows 4 ft. tall and half as wide, with slender, spreading b...