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Quick facts

  • Attracts butterflies
  • Tall, wildflower look
  • Excellent addition to wildflower bouquets

 Gilia capitata

Round clusters of light purple flowers resemble wild flowers in their untamed beauty. Tall plants reach 24-36” in height and lean here and there in large attractive mounds. Makes a nice cut flower. Butterflies love this flower! West coast native that prefers hot, dry conditions.

How to grow it: 

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


Not rec.

6-21 d.

Yes, light




Direct sow around the last frost date. Cover lightly with a scant amount of soil. Tolerates a wide variety of conditions from shade to full sun, but prefers well-drained soil. Great as roadside flower planting, or for a more untamed area of the garden such as a border.  Moderately drought tolerant.

Seed specs: Packet size- 100 min.