IPOMOPSIS rubra (Gilia)

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Ipomopsis Rubra commonly known as ‘Gilia’. Annual wildflower producing pretty, blue puffball like flowers. This hardy, rugged wildflower does well in areas lower than 6,000 feet in elevation. Thrives on dry, open plains, and chaparral banks. Known by numerous common names ‘Blue Head Gillyflower’, Queen Anne’s Thimbles, Thimble Flower, Blue...
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Ipomopsis Rubra commonly known as ‘Gilia’. Annual wildflower producing pretty, blue puffball like flowers. This hardy, rugged wildflower does well in areas lower than 6,000 feet in elevation. Thrives on dry, open plains, and chaparral banks. Known by numerous common names ‘Blue Head Gillyflower’, Queen Anne’s Thimbles, Thimble Flower, Blue Gilia, Globe Gilia. Bloom time lasts from early in the spring until midsummer. The fragrant blooms are very attractive to beneficial wildlife. A decoction has been used as a disinfectant wash on itchy skin.

Number of Seeds Max Coverage Area (Square Ft.)
0.5OZ 10,938 166
1OZ 21,875 331
1/4LB 87,500 1,325
1/2LB 175,000 2,650
1LB 350,000 5,300
5LB 1,750,000 26,500

Scientific Name: Ipomopsis Rubra

Common Name: Gilia

Plant Type: Biennial

Family: Phlox

Native Range: Western North America from Alaska to Northern Mexico

Full Growth Height: 36-72"

Spread: 2 ft

Zone: 7-10 Hardiness Zone

Exposure: Full Sunlight to light shade

Blooming Season: Spring to Mid-Summer

Attracts: Butterflies, Bee friendly

Advantages: Easy to grow, Low maintenance

Flower Shape: Array of several small funnel-shaped flowers 

Flower Color: Red

Resistant: Drought Tolerant

Water Requirement: Requires very little water

Soil Drainage: Well drained

Soil pH: Neutral pH of about 7.0.

Uses: Has been used to treat blood disease, decoration, disinfectants

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