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Also called Thimble Flower, this western native tolerates almost any soil, and some shade. Annual.

Zones 1 - 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 12-24 inches tall
Bloom Time Spring

Plant Information

This member of the famous western family of gilias (pronounced jill-e-a) has lovely blue/purplish blooms. The rounded flowerheads give globe gilia its common name, and remind some people of the blooms of clovers. Also called blue thimble flower.
Associated SKUs
GILQP (1/4 Pound)
GILLB (1 Pound)
Common Name Globe Gilia or Thimble Flower
Botanical Name Gilia capitata
Seed Life Cycle Annuals
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Blue
Mature Height 12-24 inches tall
Bloom Time Spring
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 3,630 sq ft.
1 lb covers 14,520 sq ft.
Seeds Per Pound 861,825
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Native To North America
Native To Western Unites States
Native Yes
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Advantages Native
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes


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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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