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Blue Thimble Flower in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Gilia capitata

 

Blue Thimble Flower

Gilia can be annuals or perennials that have with simple or finely, pinnately divided leaves, and in Summer and cup-shaped or tubular, blue, pink or red flowers, either solitary, in clusters. Gilia capitata is native to much of western North America from Alaska to northern Mexico. It bears spherical, pincushion-like heads of small lavender-blue flowers in Summer:

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plant Features
  • Blue Thimble Flower likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Blue Thimble Flower likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Blue Thimble Flower is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Blue Thimble Flower likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Blue Thimble Flower

Latin name

Gilia capitata

type

Annual

family

Polemoniaceae

ph

6.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Blue Thimble Flower likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Blue Thimble Flower is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Blue Thimble Flower likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Blue Thimble Flower likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Blue Thimble Flower is 0.20meters x 0.40meters 0.20 M 0.40 M

Gilia capitata

Gilia can be annuals or perennials that have with simple or finely, pinnately divided leaves, and in Summer and cup-shaped or tubular, blue, pink or red flowers, either solitary, in clusters. Gilia capitata is native to much of western North America from Alaska to northern Mexico. It bears spherical, pincushion-like heads of small lavender-blue flowers in Summer:


Flowering

From Late Spring TO Late Summer

Gilia flower from Spring all through Summer

 

Propagating by seed

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Preferably sow seed in situ, in a sunny, well-draining site, about 2-3 weeks before last frosts. Alternatively sow seeds 2mm (1/8?) deep indoors. In a temperature of 12-18°C (55-65°F) seeds should germinate in 17 - 21 days. Harden off before planting out.

 

Planting

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Harden off seedlings grown indoors before planting out into well-draining soil in a sunny site.

 
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