Gilia tricolor (Bird’s eyes)

Widely adaptable native annual with pale to deep blue-violet flowers with yellow throats and five pairs of purple spots at the base of each petal, blooming February to June. Endemic to California; up to 4,500 ft. elevation. Also use for beautification mixes beyond its native range; full sun to part shade. Attracts bees.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Polemoniaceae

Duration: Annual

Growth Habit: Forb/herb

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: 

Mature Height: 12-36 in.

Bloom Color: Purple

Bloom Period: April to August

Annual Precipitation: 8-85 in.

Drought Tolerance: Moderate

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SOIL ADAPTATION

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pH Range: 7.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 997,000

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

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Days to Germination: 14-21


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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