CALIFORNIA DESERT BLUEBELL Phacelia campanularia
Phacelia campanularia is a species of flowering plant in the borage family, Boraginaceae, known by the common names desertbells, desert bluebells, California-bluebell, desert scorpionweed, and desert Canterbury bells. Its true native range is within the borders of California, in the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts, but it is commonly cultivated as an ornamental plant and it can be found growing elsewhere as an introduced species.
The flower has a bright blue corolla up to 4 centimeters long which can be bell-shaped, funnel-shaped, or round and flattened. It can have white spots in the throat. The protruding stamens and style can be 4.5 centimeters long.
Type: Hardy perennial
Hardiness zones: 2-10
Location: Sun or part
Seeds per pack: 20
Germination: Your planting container should have holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. For best results, obtain a sterile seed-start mix, and place the seeds under the surface of the growing medium, water, and keep at 70F/21C. These seeds require darkness to germinate. Keep moist until germination. Once seeds emerge, place the pot in a sunny place.