Growing California Blue Bells

Botanical Name: Phacelia campanularia
Life Cycle: annual
Planting Time: spring or summer
Height: 6" to 18"
Exposure: full sun to partial shade
Soil: well-drained soil, evenly moist soil, rich in organic matter; avoid heavy clay
Bloom Time: early blooms in warmer zones, spring to early summer in cooler zones
Flower: loose clusters of dark to bright blue bell-shaped flowers
Foliage: gray-green, veined
Propagation: seeds
Suggested Use: borders, hanging baskets, containers, ground covers, window boxes, rock gardens and wildflowers
Growing Hints: In climates with mild winters, sow in the fall. In cooler climates, sow seed immediately after ground dries out. Regular watering will help to extend their short bloom time. Plants should be thinned to 6-12 inches apart.
Interesting Facts: California Blue Bells are native to the Mojave and Colorado deserts and well-adapted to the western United States.
Closeup of two blooms.


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