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Phacelia campanularia - Desert Bluebell, California Bluebell

Phacelia campanularia is native to the interior regions of Southern California and into Arizona. The Desert Bluebell is a long blooming annual beginning to bloom as early as February and continuing through the Spring as long as the weather holds. Phacelia campanularia grows to about a foot tall and at least as wide. The reliable Desert Bluebell is a good addition to the wildflower mix. Phacelia campanularia is often used in roadside revegetation mixes. Perhaps it would be a better choice to use Phacelia parryi in more coastal gardens and projects. Wildflowers in our area are best planted with the first of the rains in the Fall.

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Phacelia campanularia, Desert Bluebell