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California Bluebell Seeds

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1/4 Pound
Price: $8.95
1 Pound
Price: $26.95

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Quick Overview

This little beauty is a desert native, but opens its inky blue flowers in any region. For front of meadows. Early. Annual.

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Details
SKU PHCG
Common Name California Bluebell or Desert Bluebell
Botanical Name Phacelia campanularia
Plant Type/Life Cycle Annual
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Blue
Estimated Mature Height 8-20 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Pound 907,184
Soil Moisture Dry
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Native To North America
Native to Southwestern deserts of the US.
Ideal Growing Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Suggested Uses Showy Flowers, Extended Blooms
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Ships to Canada Yes
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Description
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 baby’s breath (Gypsophila elegans), this is the very earliest bloom in newly-seeded meadows.
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3.0

Nice plant, tricky to establish

By Jose Unidos

from Portland, OR

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Pros

  • Vivid Colors

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Areas

    Comments about American Meadows California Bluebell Seeds - 1/4 LB:

    I mass planted this over a large area and got very little successful establishment. I think there are a few relevant factors behind my poor luck: 1) a much colder/wetter/longer spring than normal; 2) I planted it pre-maturely; 3)germination rates maybe a little low; 4)it doesn't seem all that competitive when planted with other species.

    I'm trying it again this coming year and will modify planting plans somewhat. One critical factor here in the Maritime Northwest seems to be spring planting -- unlike some of our other annuals that do fine when fall planted.

     
    4.0

    California Bluebells

    By JP

    from Southern Arizona

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    Pros

    • Attractive

    Cons

    • Modest germination rate

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows California Bluebell Seeds - 1/4 LB:

    A lovely plant. I didn't get as many as I'd hoped for the first year so those that germinated and bloomed were treasured all the more. I will plant more this year, knowing that the germination rate is on the low side.

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    4.0

    Great Germination Rate!

    By The Bee Guy

    from Dexter, MI

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    • Accurate Instructions

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        Comments about American Meadows California Bluebell Seeds - 1/4 LB:

        I started a pot of California Bluebell in my greenhouse. Germination was almost 100% in just four days. I can't wait to see these bloom!I'll be planting a 80'x80' plot shortly for early forage for my Honeybees.gerrynavarre[@]

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