Synonyms: Gilia aggregata | Skyrocket A biennial with flowers usually scarlet but pinkish to white colors, trumpet-shaped and pollinated by hawk-moths and hummingbirds; arises from a narrow taproot. Blooms from mid-July to September. Found across B.C. to MT, south to CA and NM, common in the mountains, foothills, sagebrush steppes and mesas. Also associated with dry ground on the open plains. Best in full sun, dry soils; good for xeriscaping.