Seed To Bloom:
Direct sow 2-3 weeks before last frost; late fall sow in zones 9-10.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
A sweet little California native flower that greets early summer in company with California poppies in drier, well-drained soils. Native bees are drawn to the powder-blue pollen of bird's eyes in great numbers, making it a valuable addition to pollinator gardens and a charming edging, container, and bedding flower. Grow in masses for best effect. Self-sows.
Drought tolerant. 1" a week until established then only during dry spells.
Not particular about soil pH.
Prior to planting, mix a couple of inches of compost into the soil.