Ipomopsis aggregata-Scarlet gilia

Seed Packet

Perennial Wildflower

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Scarlet gilia is commonly referred to by the common names scarlet trumpet and skyrocket. If you spend any time in the Klamath-Siskiyou high country you are sure to get acquainted with scarlet gilia, as the striking, orange-red tubular flowers are eye-catching. Blooming early to mid summer, scarlet gilia is pollinated by long-tonged moths and hummingbirds that can reach the nectar at the end of the tubular flowers. Some bumble bees also forage on scarlet gilia. The fern-like basal leaves are persistent through the winter and give rise to a 1′-2′ flower stalk adorned with red trumpet flowers. Scarlet gilia is a taprooted biennial to short-lived perennial. It is monocarpic, meaning it will die after flowering once. It is typically found in sunny openings in montane chaparral and alpine forest, in dry, high-elevation meadows, and on gravelly or sandy soil.

Ipomopsis aggregata seed packets contain 1/8 teaspoon of seed.

Seed Germination Instructions

30 days cold-moist stratification. Sow outside in fall to early spring.

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Plant Type

Flower Color

Orange, Red