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GILIA leptantha - Violet Blue

Stock: Available

SKU Code: ES 5

AUD $4.10

Family: Polemoniaceae
Characteristics: Annual 40 cm

Seed per packet: Approx 150
Seed per gram:  Approx. 11,500

Small mostly erect herb native to the USA with a glandular stem often coated in cobwebby fibres. The leaves are arranged in a rounded basal rosette, each leaf divided sharply into many subdivided lobes.
The top of the stem is an inflorescence of violet-blue flowers with yellow and white throats. The base of the flower is a thin, glandular tube.

Grow notes:

Prefers a well-drained average to slightly sandy soil in a sunny position.

TropicalAutumn & Winter.
Temperate: Late Winter to Early Autumn.
Cool climate: Spring to Late Summer.

Sow: 1mm deep
Sow direct or in trays. If sowing in trays transplant when large enough to handle avoiding excessive root disturbance.
Plant in a well-drained soil in a sunny position.
Plant space: 20cm
Germination: 14-21 days

Water regularly in dry weather and cut back all spent blooms to prolong flowering.

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