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GILIA capitata, Blue Thimble, Queen Anne's Thimbles, Globe Gilia GILIA capitata
Blue Thimble, Queen Anne's Thimbles, Globe Gilia

Annual: Robust native to much of CA. Drought tolerant. Tall, slender heavy bloomer. Self-sows. Produces scented, 1-2" lav.-blue flwrs held in spherical clusters spring-summer. The flowers look a bit like a pincushion. Perfect for roadside plantings, flower gardens, meadows, or containers. Bee & butterfly friendly. Size 1-2' x 1'. Tolerates almost any soil & some shade but does best in full sun. Low to moderate water. USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable GOMPHRENA haageana 'QIS Orange'
Globe Amaranth, Rio Grande Globe Amaranth

Perennial: Grown as an annual. Tolerates periods of heat & drought. The QIS (Quality in Seed) series is the best choice for cut flower production for stem quality, length, and uniformity. Has 1.5 inch globe-shaped blooms that make great cut & dried flowers. Good border & container plant. Attracts butterflies & bees. Blooms: spring-summer. Color: orange with yellow tips. Height: 18-28 inches. Width: 8-10 inches. Exposure sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z10.

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