Gilia also known as Queen Anne’s Thimbles, Bird’s eyes, Blue thimble flower, Bluehead gilia, Blue field gilia, Globe gilia, Thimble flower, Standing Cypress, Gily flower, Purplespot, Yellowthroat, Rosy Gilia, Stonecrop Gilia etc., are a group of annuals, occasionally perennials, from grassland and chaparral in W. North America and W. and S. America. The flowers are violet-blue, pink, or red, singly or in compact clusters that have a long blooming period from late spring to late summer. A nectar source for honey bees, sweat bees, duskywing butterflies and various skipper butterflies. Low maintenance.
USES: Annual gardens, Mixed borders, Bee and Butterfly gardens, Wildflower gardens, Meadow and naturalized areas