Ipomopsis aggregata, Scarlet Gillia
(old nomenclature: Gilia aggregata) (Native)
Biennial or perennial, 1 – 3 ft. tall, erect stature plant found native in much of the western US from low semi-deserts to montane zones. Requires well drained but various texture soils. Low water requirements, drought and cold-tolerant but not shade-tolerant. Blooms in late spring with very showy trumpet-like usually red, orange or violet/pink/purple flowers. Valuable native forb species for restoration of western rangelands on adapted sites and landscape beatification. Plant in fall, ¼ – ½ inch deep. 200,000 seeds/lb.