Bird's Eyes (Gilia Tricolor) Organic, Non-GMO B50

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Count: 50 seeds

Bird’s Eyes is a California native annual that grows 12 to 18 inches tall. It does best in full sun with dry to moderate moisture. Flowers are fragrant white flowers that fade into lavender tipped blooms.


Sowing: Direct sow in late fall, planting just below the surface. For spring planting, mix the seed with moist sand and store it in the refrigerator for 30 days; direct sow. To start indoors, sow seeds in a flat or individual peat pots 6-8 weeks before the last frost; keep the soil lightly moist and at a temperature of 70 degrees F until germination, which usually occurs within two weeks. When the weather has warmed and the seedlings are well established, transplant outdoors.

Growing: Keep the soil moist as the seedlings develop, which will happen rather slowly at first. Mature plants tolerate drought well, preferring hot and dry conditions; do not overwater, since this can cause disease. This plant adapts well to areas with rocky or sandy soil. It will self-sow, and is extremely attractive to butterflies and bees.

Name: Bird's Eyes
Other Common Names: bird's-eyes, bird's-eye gilia, tricolor gilia Scientific Name: Gilia Tricolor Color: White & Lavender Flowers Hardiness Zones: 3-10 Plant Seeds: Outdoors After Frost or Indoors Weeks Before Last Frost Plant Height: 12"-18" Plant Spacing: 6 - 12" Cycle: Annual (Will reseed itself) Bloom Season - Summer Light Requirements: Full Sun Soil & Water Preferences: Average Other: Attracts bees, birds, & butterflies,