Gilia Seeds - Tricolor
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
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.