California Bluebell Phacelia Campanularia is a delicate desert plant native to California. California Bluebell seeds do not require light to germinate, so the seeds have to be covered lightly with soil. Also called Desert Bluebell, this native annual wildflower features reddish, hairy stems and blooms with vibrant, about 1 inch in diameter, 5 petals, bell-shaped, deep-blue flowers. California Bluebell adds wonderful cobalt-blue color to a garden, and its flowers attract hummingbirds, bees and butterflies.
California Bluebell forms masses of rich-blue bell flowers, and this wildflower looks outstanding in meadow planting, along roadsides and borders, cottage and informal gardens, containers. Phacelia Campanularia seeds have to be kept moist until germination, and the growing California Bluebell likes to grow in full sun and sandy, dry, or moist well drained soil, but the plant adapts to various growing conditions. Desert Bluebell is drought-resistant, but it responds to normal rainfall and watering, forgetting all about its desert home.
PLANT PROFILE Season: Annual Height: 12 Inches Bloom Season: Spring/Summer Environment: Full Sun Soil Type: Average/Poor/Dry/Moist well-drained, pH 6.5-7.0 USDA Zones: All Regions of North America
PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS Sow Indoors: Spring (4-6 weeks before last frost) Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall Seed Depth: 1/16 Inch Germination Time: 15-30 Days