GiliaTricolor Bird's Eye Drought Resistant Flower Seed For Xeriscape Gardening

Gilia Seeds - Tricolor

Flower Specifications

Season: Annual

USDA Zones: 3 - 10

Height: 24 inches

Bloom Season: Spring to mid summer

Bloom Color: Light purple to lilac

Environment: Full sun

Soil Type: Well drained soil with a pH of 7.0

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Gilia Tricolor

Planting Directions

Temperature: 70F

Average Germ Time: 15 - 21 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Surface sow and press seed into earth

Sowing Rate: 4 - 5 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 12 inches

Bird's Eyes (Gilia Tricolor) - If you like to attract hummingbirds to your xeriscape garden, grow these Gilia Tricolor seeds. This wild flower is native to California, but can grow virtually anywhere in a sunny location. Commonly, it is called Bird's Eye, and it is often visited by bees and hummingbirds. The blooms are trumpet shaped, violet and white with a yellow throat, and they have a sweet scent similar to the scent of chocolate! Gilia Tricolor Bird's Eyes are extremely floriferous producing tons of lovely blooms that are great for cutting and drying. The flowers form on bushy, ferny upright stems on drought resistant plants. Growing Bird's Eyes Gilia is highly rewarding, and it's known to self-sow its own flower seeds for next year's display.

Gilia Tricolor, or Bird's Eyes, is an annual wild flower. It lives just one year. The Gilia seeds can be started directly outdoors after danger of frost has passed. Prepare a seedbed that is weed free and press the flower seeds firmly into the soil.