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Queen Anne's Thimbles - 1000 seeds (Gilia capitata)

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Queen Anne's Thimbles (Gilia Capitata) - Gilia seeds are easy to grow and this annual establishes quickly and blooms heavily. Gilia Capitata is robust native to much of California, forming a bushy multi-branching annual to 28 inches tall by 12 inches across with dense, ferny, almost lacy, rich green foliage. In addition to the common name Queen Anne's Thimbles, it is called Globe Gilia and Blue Thimble Flower. Throughout spring and early summer, it bears scented, violet blue rounded flowers that are loved by butterflies, bees, and more! The Gilia flower looks a bit like a pincushion with pins sticking in it. Maybe the appearance inspired the common names. Blue Thimble Flower is very drought tolerant and perfect for roadside plantings, the flower garden, meadows, or containers.

SOWING:
Season: Annual
Sowing: March - April
Height: 40 – 50 cm
Blooms Time: 10 weeks after germinating
Environment: Full sun
Water: Medium

Sow directly into the ground. Seedlings grow thick, keep them on approx. 10 – 15 cm apart. Sow in early Autumn to blooming in May – June (cover them on Winter time). Easily grown in fertile, organically rich, light, calcareous soil.


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Data sheet

Color
Blue
Height
Up to 45cm (17.7in)
Moisture
Medium
Ideal for
Beds & borders
Bee & Butterfly garden
Cottage garden
Cut flowers
Pots & containers
Wildflowers
Sunlight
Full sun
Scented
Scented
Sowing month
April
March
May
Other features
Drought tolerant
Heat tolerant

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