Theodore Payne California Native Plant Database




Ipomopsis aggregata

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Species Name: Ipomopsis aggregata
Common Name: Scarlet Gilia

Scarlet gilia is a stunning wildflower that will brighten any garden. It can be annual, biennial or a short-lived perennial, usually dying after it flowers. Good for spring color and filling in between slower growing shrubs.

Plant Family: Polemoniaceae
Plant Type: Biennial
Height by Width: 2-3' H x 1' W
Growth Habit: Tall flowering stalk from basal rosette
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Cold Hardy to: 9900'
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Red
Endangered?:
Distribution: Klamath Ranges, High Cascade Range, northern and central High Sierra Nevada, Modoc Plateau
Natural Habitat: Openings in shrublands, woodlands. Elevation: 3300-9900'

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