QUEEN ANNE’S THIMBLES GILIA LEPTANTHA VIOLET BLUE COTTAGE0 BUTTERFLY MAGNET! $2.30

SUCH A PRETTY ADDITION TO THE GARDEN, OFTEN SEEN WITH CLOUDS OF BUTTERFLIES AS THEY LOVE TO EAT NECTAR FROM THE FLOWERS, GROWS ON TALL STICKS LIKE A LOLLIPOP, ALSO ATTRACTS NATIVE POLLINATORS!

These flowers are also referred to as Globe Gilia. Their captivating blue hue is irresistible to bees and butterflies, making them a fantastic companion plant for vegetables! Nectar-feeding birds are also fond of them. Growing up to approximately 50cm in height, they produce numerous globe-shaped flowers, each a cluster of smaller blossoms with stamens in a delightful shade of blue that I find absolutely enchanting. Truly a sight to behold!

Grow notes:

Happy in full to medium sun, prefers well-draining soils. Collect seeds after flowering or leave them to self-seed.

Tropical: Autumn & Winter.
Temperate: Late Winter to Early Autumn.
Cool climate: Spring to Late Summer.

Sow direct or in trays. If sowing in trays transplant when large enough to handle avoiding excessive root disturbance.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings, by planting seeds at 1mm depth and 20 cm spacing.

Keep soil moist but never wet.

Germination
14-21 days at 18-22°C

Maturity
60- 100 days, Annual.

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Seed Count: 12
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