Globe Gilia Plant: Tips For Growing Gilia Wildflowers

By Teo Spengler The globe gilia plant (Gilia capitata) is one of the country’s prettiest native wildflower plants. This gilia has lacy green foliage, upright 2- to 3-foot stalks and round clusters of small, blue flowers. Growing gilia wildflowers in your garden is not difficult if you live in a region with mild winter temperatures. The plant is hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 6 through 10. Read on for more globe gilia information. Globe Gilia Information This annual wildflower is native to southern California and Baja California. Globe gilia plant communities often occur in areas with well-drained soil and full sun at 6,000 feet elevation or less. The plant often appears after an area has been burned in a wildflower. Globe gilia is also called Queen Anne’s thimble and blue thimble flower. This may be because each blossom resembles a pincushion with pins in it. Look


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