Chia is known mostly as a food plant for its abundant nutritious seeds, but it is also a beautiful ornamental plant which has small clusters of blue flowers. The seeds are high in omega 3 fatty acids, fiber and trace minerals. They are a great additive to smoothies, baked goods or cereals, and are commonly used as an egg replacement for vegan cooking.This annual herbaceous plant is hardy from Zones 9-12. Start indoors for better results or sow seeds directly after last frost. Full Sun.