Birdseye Gilia (Gilia tricolor)
This lovely little early-spring wildflower has early bloom, sweet fragrance, and flowers that are even more enchanting close-up than from a distance. They are favorites of many native pollinators. Look closely and you will be amazed to see that their pollen is blue! Plants are about 1 ft high, with clusters of 1/2" flowers, just right in containers, under spring bulbs, or in the front of the border. Mass them where you walk by in early spring, or in containers close to the door. They like good drainage and thrive in containers. Bloom is short in the wild, but I've had them bloom most of the summer when I kept them watered. Full sun in spring, dappled sun in hot weather.