Gilia tricolor
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Gilia tricolor

bird's eyes

  family polemoniaceae 
  genus gilia 

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Genus  Gilia Species  tricolor Variety  Cultivar  Common names  bird's eyes Family  POLEMONIACEAE Specimen number  S11205 Data source  HtZn p119;Frgnt p290
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' - 2' 6" Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Well drained Optimal soil texture  Loam Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Heat zones 12-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Gilia tricolor has faint sweet flowers. Bird's eyes needs summer days with high heat. This plant likes soils that are loamy. This species likes full sun. It prefers well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  sweet scented Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity  Faint Fragrance category  Faintly sweet Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Gilia tricolor is a wildflower and probably originates from Southwest US.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Leaves: Gilia tricolor has feathery yarrow-like foliage. Flowers: Bird's eyes has blue funnel-shaped flowers with yellow throat and purple ring at the tips. Flowers begin in March and don't stop until May. The blossoms are typically of a blue color, with an accent in yellow.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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