For the earliest blooms, start the Gilia Capitata seed indoors 4 - 8 weeks before the last expected frost. Transplant the Globe Gilia seedlings outside when frost danger has passed in a sunny location. For areas with a long growing season, the Gilia Capitata seeds can be started in a prepared seedbed.
Sow the flower seeds on the surface, pressing them firmly into the soil. When the Gilia seedlings are 1 - 2 inches in height, thin to strongest plant 8 - 12 inches apart and replant the thinned seedlings. Globe Gilia plants prefer sunny, hot, dry conditions and do not require much water.
Season: Annual USDA Zones: 3 - 10 Height: 28 inches Bloom Season: Spring to early summer Bloom Color: Violet blue Environment: Full sun Soil Type: Well drained soil with a pH of 7.0
Temperature: 70F Average Germ Time: 15 - 21 days Light Required: Yes Depth: Surface sow and press seed into earth Sowing Rate: 4 - 5 seeds per plant Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination Plant Spacing: 12 inches