Native Garden

Ernest Righetti High School


California Bluebell - Phacelia campanularia

Category: Annual
Flower Color: Blue
Bloomtime: Summer

This delicate desert plant blooms almost overnight with one of the richest, inky-blue flowers in the plant kingdom. Of course, it is drought-resistant, but responds to normal rainfall and watering, forgetting all about its desert home. Also called Desert Bell, or Desert Bluebell, this little wildflower is a treat for Easterners and Midwesterners who have rarely seen it. Along with wild babys breath (Gypsophila elegans), this is the very earliest bloom in newly-seeded meadows.

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