Birds Eye Tricolor
Common Name:Birds Eye Tricolor
Latin Name:Gila tricolor
Height:18" to 30"
Sun Light:Full to partial sun
Average Germination:7-21 days
Zones:All, usually grown in summer
Bloom size: 1/2"
Colors:Cream with dark eye
Bloom time: summer till frost
Soil: Medium fertility, loose well drained
Sow:No more than 1/8" deep as the seeds are very small. Keep soil moist and use a slug bait to prevent your seedlings from being eaten in one night
Fertilizer: Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer weekly at 1/2 strength or every two weeks as directed.
When to plant: After all chance of frost has passed
Propagation: Seed. Readily grows from seed
Description: Excellent low growing fragrant flowers and heat resistant. A great combination! The very cute long flowering gila will attract humming birds and butterflies alike. Excellent for adding to bouquets and makes a good dried flower as it will retain its colors.