Gilia capitata

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USDA Hardiness zone: Zn6b 0º to -5ºF

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Globe Gilia is a widespread wildflower from British Columbia to Baja. To 20″ tall and forming a substantial plant very quickly. From April to September these striking sky blue flowers appear. If you apply light consistent water and remove the spent flowers. Otherwise they persist until hot weather and then set seed and die. Rich, to average disturbed sites are ideal. It often grows and self sows in the disturbed slopes of road cuts. A great wildflower for the garden that makes a sweet cut flower. Loved by pollinators of all kinds. Wild areas, hell strips, dry gardens. Easy to naturalize if you contain the competition from other plants. Locally native in the Portland city limits. Wahoo.  Oregon native plant.

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