• slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide

Globe Gilia

To spice up our backyard, we planted a wildflower seed mix in our garden. This group of purple flowers, we think they are called Queen Anne’s Thimbles came up in the mix. 

Your mystery plant is Globe Gilia also known as Blue or Queen Anne's Thimbles.  You can find additional information by looking under its botanical name Gilia capitata.  This beauty tolerates hot and dry conditions just like its native habitat of western North America.  A relative of phlox it blooms from June through October and works well in native gardens like yours, informal plantings and water wise gardens.  This annual will reseed when grown in natural plantings or perennial gardens where the soil is not disturbed.  This allows the seedlings to sprout and develop into mature flowering plants for your garden.


Upcoming Webinars & Appearances

Oct. 14-16
NARI Milwaukee
Home & Remodeling Show

Oct. 26

Webinar: Year-round Perennial
Garden Maintenance

Nov. 2
Webinar: Boosting the Beauty of
and Propagating Houseplants

June 3 – 11, 2023
“Castles & Gardens” Adventure in Ireland with Melinda Myers
Includes the Bloom Festival in Dublin!

CLICK HERE for more information on Melinda's 2022 Wisconsin State Fair presentations on
Affordable Food Gardening 

CLICK HERE for pollinator gardening webinars, videos & DIY projects

Watch Melinda's past webinars ON DEMAND

Learn More

Book an Appearance

Learn More

Enter to Win
a Corona Tools
Hori Hori Knife!