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California Bluebells

Alluring cobalt blue bell-shaped flowers are a lively addition to the garden space. This native wildflower of the Californian desert is easy to grow, drought-tolerant, and adaptable to other types of climates and soil. Grow this charming flower in the vegetable garden snuggled between the veggies where it lures in the pollinators. Self-seeds. Grows to 10-18”.

 300 seeds 

 

PLANTING

Phacelia campanularia

Annual

Germination:12-30 days

Germination Temperature:Optimum soil temperatures 50-60ºF

Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and lightly cover

Starting Indoors: Direct seeding is recommended

Sowing Outdoors: Direct sow in spring, space a few seeds every 4-6” apart, or lightly scatter them in a prepared area.

Growth Habit:Upright, branching 

Height and Width:10-18” x 6-12”  

Spacing:4-6” apart

Light Needs: Full sun

Soil Needs:Sandy to average, fertile, well-drained 

Approximate days to flower from seed: Blooms in 70-80 days

Uses:  Beds and borders, cottage, wildflower, and rock gardens, cut flowers, interplant with vegetables, attracts beneficial insects

Care: Low maintenance, minimal care required, drought-tolerant. Self-seeds, cut back stems as the blooms fade if you do not desire plants the next season. Not toxic but contact with the hairs on the stems and leaves may cause a mild rash for some folks. 



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