Gilia capitata - Blue Thimble Flower
Gilia is a bright blue wildflower that's charming, easy to grow and will thrive anywhere there's summer sun. From April through August you'll enjoy a sweep of cornflower blue balls bouncing on 10" stems, charming in a cottage garden or spread across a grassy field.
This California native is happy anywhere there's sunshine - forest, prairie, coast. It needs no extra water, no attention, and reseeds itself generously. One of the best flowers for attracting bees and butterflies, Gilia even makes a good cut flower. It should be planted everywhere.