Globe Gilia Flower Seeds (Gilia capitata)

Packet of 600 Seeds

Single Packet of 600 Seeds

This seed packet measures 3.25″ wide by 4.50" tall and includes a clear & colorful illustration on the front. It also includes detailed seed sowing instructions on the reverse side as well. All seeds sold by Seed Needs are Non-GMO products and are intended for the current and the following growing season. All seeds are produced from open pollinated plants, stored in a temperature controlled facility and are constantly moved out due to popularity.

Product Description

Grow a garden filled with Globe Gilia, from freshly harvested Gilia capitata flower seeds. Globe Gilia is native to most of the Western states. It will produce indigo colored flowers all through the summer months. The plants display dark green foliage, growing to a mature height of roughly 12 to 24 inches tall. Globe Gilia blooms consist of 50 to 100 smaller blooms, which create one large globe like flower. These plants are fairly drought tolerant once established, and are adored by many beneficial insects as well. Due to it’s sweet scent, bumblebees, butterflies, honeybees & hummingbirds will cling to these beauties throughout it’s life span.

Globe Gilia, also known as "Queen Annes Thimble” or “Blue Thimble Flower,” is categorized as an annual flowering plant. Annual plants will grow quickly from seed, bloom profusely through the summer months and later die with the first killing frost. Seeds can be collected at the end of the season to regrow the following Spring. Seeds from the Globe Gilia flower can also drop to the bare ground beneath, naturally regrowing the following year.

Globe Gilia wildflowers are great in flower beds, pots & containers, along driveways, roadsides, walkways and even in a naturalized setting. They look especially beautiful when sown by the masses. Try adding similar wildflowers to your garden filled with Globe Gilia, for a sea of gorgeous blue blooms. Wildflowers such as Chinese Forget-Me-Not, Perennial Lupine, Chicory and California Bluebell are great additions.

Sowing The Seed

New England Aster is best sown directly outdoors when the weather is warm and all danger of frost has passed. Remove all unwanted plant life from your sowing area, turning the dirt or replacing it with new dirt. Scatter the tiny Aster seeds to the surface of the soil, allowing direct sunlight to reach them. This is crucial for a successful germination.

Growing Conditions

New England Aster is best established in an area of full sunlight to light shade. Temperatures should be kept at roughly 70F to 75F for optimal growth. New England Aster enjoys a fairly rich soil with a decent amount of moisture, however it is pretty well adapted to most soils and sowing mediums. Just make sure that the soil is well drained. To increase drainage, we recommend adding a light compost to areas containing hard, compact soil.

Germination & Growth

Your New England Aster seeds will begin to germinate within roughly 7 to 14 days after sowing. The plants will reach a mature height of roughly 24 to 72 inches tall and can grow to a width of almost 4 feet wide. Space seeds and plants a good 2 to 3 feet apart from one another. New England Aster seeds produce beautiful flowering plants that attract an array of insects, such as butterflies, bumblebees, hummingbirds and ladybugs.

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