The globe gilia, also known as blue-head gily-flower, is a tall, slender annual with neat, powder-blue flower balls on 1-2 foot stems and lobed leaves. Globe Gilia belongs to the phlox family (Polemoniaceae), which consists primarily of foliage herbs and young plants with showy flowers. Having erect stems, this plant blooms from spring to summer. Best choice for gravel and rock gardens.
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Scientific Name: Gilia Capitata
Common Name: Globe Gilia, Blue Gilia
Plant Type: Annuals
Native Range: Western North America
Full Growth Height: 6-24 "
Width in Across: 8-9 "
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Spring (Late), Summer (Mid, Late)
Flower: Fragrant, Showy
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Flower Color: Blue Flowers with White, Blue Stamens
Water Requirement: Low
Soil Type: Well-Drained, Sand, Loam, Chalk
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Gardening Uses: Cottage Gardens, Beds, Borders, Prairies, Meadows, Gravel and Rock Gardens