Flowers - Globe Gilia (Queen Anne’s Thimble)

$299 USD


The Globe Gilia (Gilia capitata) is an easy-care drought-tolerant annual. Produces globe-shaped 1"-2" blue-hued flowers on thin stems with lacy foliage that grow 2' to 3' tall. Also called Queen Anne’s Thimble for its resemblance to a pincushion.

  • Life cycle: Annual
  • Bloom season: Spring, summer
  • Attracts: Bees, butterflies, beneficial insects, and other pollinators 
  • Flower meaning: Affection, beauty, desire, hope, inspiration, love


  • Botanical name: Gilia capitata
  • Hardiness zones: 3-10
  • Planting season: Spring, fall
  • Days to maturity: 60 days
  • Cold stratify: Yes
  • Depth to plant seeds: 1/8" deep
  • Spacing between plants: 6"-8" apart
  • Days to germinate (sprout): 14-21 days
  • Germination soil temps: 70F-75F
  • Soil types: Sandy, loamy, rocky, dry, well-drained
  • Soil pH: 6.0-7.0
  • Water needs: Low - do not overwater
  • Sun needs: Full sun
  • Frost tolerant: No
  • Drought tolerant: Yes
  • Deer resistant: Yes

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