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Closeup of wildflowers Desert Bluebell & California Bluebell.
Desert Bluebells also known as California Bluebells (Phacelia campanularia) mass planting of these wildflowers.
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Desert Bluebells / California Bluebells

Phacelia campanularia
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Don’t let its name fool you; though native to California’s deserts, the Desert Bluebell (aka California Bluebell) Phacelia campanularia -  is well adapted to many other areas.  Offers inch-long bell-shaped flowers in a deep-blue shade and deep green, heart-shaped foliage.  A lush addition to the front of the sunny spring border.  Drought tolerant, it is also at home in rock gardens.  Popular in wildflower mixtures. Easy from seed.

Available in single packets and as bulk wildflower seeds.

Live seeds per ounce (approx 28 grams): ₁ 35,000
Seeding rate per ounce:₂ 700 sq ft
Regions: Coastal, Interior Valleys, Desert
Native To: California
Life Cycle: Annual
Exposure: Sun
Height (in.): 6-18
Bloom Period: Winter-Spring
Flower Color(s): Blue, Purple
Establishment: Fast
Water Requirements: Low
Wildlife: Pollinators
Cultural Information: Occasional water after rains extends bloom season.
Links to additional information and photos: Stover Seed
Cal Photos

 

₁ Approximate number of live seeds per ounce based on typical laboratory tests for this species.  Also known as PLS.
₂ Seeding rate is based on seeding alone.  When seeding with other species the rates should be reduced.  Contact us for recommendations.

 

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