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Gilia achilleifolia

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.4m to 0.75m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourBluish purple

Description

Gilia achilleifolia. This species is an upright annual. The leaves are 2-pinnate with sickle-shaped leaflets. The flowers are borne in the summer with purple-blue blooms in terminal or axillary cymes.

Characteristics

Annual, Herbaceous

Origin

USA and Mexico

Interest and use

Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile

Cultivation

Stems may need support, especially on windy sites.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds sown outdoors in the spring, or in early autumn for early flowering the following year.

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