Desert Bluebells Seeds (Phacelia)

Blanketed by rich, clear blue blooms starting in early spring, Desert Bluebells (Phacelia campanularia) are a charming, easy-to-grow wildflower. Native to the deserts of Southeastern California, this wildflower is now enchanting gardeners nationwide as an early season bee-friendly meadow and border plant. Readily self-sows and naturalizes to form a permanent stand. Seeds are non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow.
Zones2 - 10
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Bee Friendly
Native
Low Maintenance
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Great For Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
Mature Plant Size8-20" tall
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
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SKUHC017619

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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(8-20" tall) In its native habitat, Desert Bluebells sprout blooms seemingly overnight after a late spring rain quenches their thirst. Soon the plants are covered with flowers in one of the richest, clearest blues you'll find anywhere in nature. True blue is a much sought after flower color in home gardens, but is usually found in fussier species or those that have been highly hybridized. An important spring food source for bees and other pollinators, the plants will continue producing nectar-rich flowers for an extended bloom time. Adaptable to a range of soils types, Desert Bluebell readily self-sows and multiplies, forming a colony of plants that will grace your garden each spring with a carpet of beguiling blue. Other common names include Desert Bells, Desert Canterbury Bells, and California Bluebells.

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Associated SKUsHC017619
HC017620 (1 Pound)
HC017621 (1/4 Pound)
Common Name
Desert Bluebells (california Bluebells)
Botanical Name
Phacelia campanularia
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Blue
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Mature Height
8-20" tall
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Species
Ships As
Seed
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Zones
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Seeds Per Pound
813,000
Seed Coverage
1/4 lb covers 3,630 sq ft.
1 lb covers 14,520 sq ft.
3 lb covers an acre
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise, Well Draining
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Bee Friendly, Native, Low Maintenance, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ships To Canada
Yes
Planting Guides

Step-by-Step Wildflower Seed Planting Instructions

  1. Check for your last frost date and plant after this has passed. Choose a spot on your property that gets 6 or more hours of direct sun a day unless you are planting seeds for shade.
  2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth. Simply dig up everything that is growing, turn the soil and rake the area flat. If this is an area that has never before been gardened, you may need to till the area up to remove growth.
  3. Mix the seeds with sand* for better visibility and scatter the seeds directly on top of the soil. If you are sowing a larger area, we recommend using a seed spreader; if not, you can sow by hand.
  4. We recommend lightly compressing the seeds into the soil, making sure not to bury them. You can either walk on them, use a board or if you are sowing a larger area, rent a seed roller.
  5. Water so that the soil is moist, not soaking wet, until the seedlings are about 4-6" tall. After that, the seedlings will survive on natural rains. If you are experiencing very dry weather, we recommend watering occasionally.
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