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Gilia capitata

Queen Anne's thimbles

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.4m to 0.7m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourBlue-mauve
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Gilia capitata (Queen Anne's thimbles). This is an upright branching annual about 60cm high, The leaves are mid-green and fern-like. The flowers are tiny soft lavender-blue flowers that will appear in a pincushion-like mass in summer and early autumn.

Characteristics

Annual, Herbaceous

Origin

E.N.America

Interest and use

Borders

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Stems may need support, especially on windy sites.

Propagation

Annual sow direct, self-seeding.

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