GILIA Tricolor (Bird's Eyes)
(Bird's-eyes, Gilia) is a Polemniaceae (Phlox) family annual wildflower. It is widely cultivated worldwide and is commonly used in wildflower seed combinations available in a variety of locations. It grows in the Central Valley and nearby mountain ranges and high desert in the country, with large populations in the Bay Area. Individual flowers are small, but when grouped together, they look fantastic. It's a common garden flower because it's a beautiful, easy-to-grow wildflower with a long flowering period.
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Scientific Name: Gilia Ticolor
Common Name: Bird's Eyes
Plant Type: Annuals
Native Range: California
Full Growth Height: 12-18"
Width in Across: 8-9 "
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Spring (Early, Mid)
Flower: Fragrant, Showy
Attracts: Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Flower Color: Pale Blue or Violet Flowers with Dark Purple Center and Blue Stamens
Tolerate: Clay Soil
Water Requirement: Low
Soil Type: Well-Drained, Sand, Loam, Chalk
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Gardening Uses: Cottage Mediterranean Gardens, Prairies and Meadows, Butterfly Gardens