California Bluebell Drought Tolerant Wild Flower Seed For Xeriscape Landscapes

California Bluebell Seeds

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California Blue Bell (Phacelia Campanolaria) - Grown from Phacelia Campanularia seeds, the California Bluebell is native to the deserts of California thus making it very drought tolerant and it is known for its vibrant cobalt blue blooms. California Bluebell is one of the few wildflower seeds that can grow into a good cut flower.

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Flower Specifications

SEEDS PER POUND

907,185

SEASON

Annual

USDA ZONES

3 - 10

HEIGHT

12 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Summer

BLOOM COLOR

Blue

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Sharply-drained, pH 6.5 - 7.0

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

HOUSE PLANT

No

LATIN NAME

Phacelia Campanularia



California Bluebell (Phacelia Campanularia) - Grown from Phacelia Campanularia seeds, the California Bluebell is native to the deserts of California making it very drought tolerant and it is known for its vibrant cobalt blue blooms. California Bluebell is often grown in bee and butterfly gardens as well as xeriscape landscaping. Phacelia Campanularia is also known as Desert Bluebells, and the plant can grow in sandy soils and desert-like climates, but it is also adaptive to other climates.

Good cut flower

California Bluebell is one of the few wildflower seeds that can grow into a good cut flower. It is used in vases and floral arrangements.

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California bluebell seed

How to grow

How To Grow California Bluebell From Seed: California Bluebell seeds should be started directly outside with optimum germination temperatures of 50 - 55 degrees. Sow the Desert Bluebell wild flower seeds 1/16 inch deep before the last frost of spring.

Darkness and shade are two important factors that can help California Bluebell flower seed to germinate. Hot days and cold nights, in combination with full sun or partial shade provide the best growing conditions. Phacelia Campanularia will grow in all regions of North America, but is native to southwestern deserts.

  • Sowing Rate: 1 ounce per 1,000 square feet or 3 pounds per acre
  • Average Germ Time: 15 - 30 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Depth: 1/16 inch
Phacelia Campanularia seeds

Flower Specifications

This annual wildflower grows very quickly and blooms early in the spring. Phacelia Campanularia can reseed itself if seed falls onto bare ground and is a perfect wild flower for water conservation.

  • Height: 12 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 10
  • Season: Annual
  • Deer Resistant: No 
  • Drought Tolerant: Yes

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

50 - 55F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

15 - 30 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

No

DEPTH

1/16 inch

SOWING RATE

1 ounce per 1,000 square feet or 3 pounds per acre

MOISTURE

Keep moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

3 - 6 inches

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SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

5 - 10

HEIGHT

10 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Spring through winter

BLOOM COLOR

Mix

ENVIRONMENT

Partial shade

SOIL TYPE

Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.5

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

HOUSE PLANT

Yes

LATIN NAME

Sinningia Speciosa

Gloxinia (Sinningia Speciosa Brocade Series) - Sow Gloxinia seeds to produce a beautiful mixture of red, blue, and white blooms. These compact Gloxinia plants blossom four to six months after sowing. They will flower for about 2 months, go dormant for about 2 months, and then begin growing again and start flowering. Gloxinias make a great house plant, giving wonderful, colorful blooms! Sinningia Speciosa is often referred to as Florist's Gloxinia or Brazilian Gloxinia.

Gloxina seeds are a bit tricky to germinate and do best indoors and under lights. Do not cover the flower seeds after sowing since they need light to germinate. Sinningia Speciosa seeds should germinate in about 3 weeks at 70 - 75F degrees. Soil should be kept uniformly moist, but do not keep it saturated. Florist's Gloxinia care includes avoiding watering the crown of the plant as this might cause the plant to rot, and use water that is at room temperature for watering. The Brazilian Gloxinia plant needs lots of light, but no direct light. Gloxinias do best in temperatures around 65 - 75F degrees, especially when they are blooming. After blooming, keep watering to a minimum and don't fertilize.

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

70 - 75F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

21 - 28 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

Do not cover the seed but press into the soil

SOWING RATE

4 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seed moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

10 inches

CARE & MAINTENANCE

Gloxinia

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SEASON

Annual

USDA ZONES

5 - 10

HEIGHT

8 inches

WIDTH

30 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Mid spring to early fall

BLOOM COLOR

Yellow with white edge

GROWTH RATE

Fast

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

LATIN NAME

Limnanthes Douglasii

Meadowfoam (Limnanthes Douglasii) - Grow Limnanthes Douglasii seeds for this annual that is native to California. Limnanthes is commonly called Poached Egg Plant or Meadowfoam, and it is not only visually very striking and attractive, but it also has a very nice aroma as well. Limnanthes Poached Egg Plant is not fussy about soil, and it will easily and quickly spread, creating a low-growing, shiny, carpet. Each meadowfoam plant can spread up to 30 inches! Poached Egg Limnanthes is a very long blooming annual with a mass of charming, 1 inch clear white and lemony yellow 2-toned blooms on 8 inch stems. It easily sows its own flower seeds for next year's display. Meadowfoam plants are great as a ground cover plant, and they will grow well in pots too.

Sow Limnanthes Douglasii seeds directly outdoors in a prepared seedbed in spring after danger of frost has passed. Meadowfoam seed should be pressed into the soil and very lightly covered with soil. When large enough to handle, thin the Poached Egg Plant seedlings. 

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

70F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

14 - 21 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

Sow seed 1/8 inch deep

SOIL TYPE

Fertile, well draind soil from sandy loam to clay

SOWING RATE

Approximately 1000 seeds covers 20 square feet or 3 - 4 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seeds moist until germination occurs

PLANT SPACING

24 inches

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Limnanthes

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SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

5 - 9

HEIGHT

14 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Spring to frost season begins in fall

BLOOM COLOR

Mix

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Well-drained soil, rich in organic matter, pH 6.0 - 6.9

DEER RESISTANT

No

LATIN NAME

Rosa Chinensis

China Rose (Rosa Chinensis Angel Wings) - Start Rosa Chinensis seed and enjoy these lovely China Rose plants. China Rose Angel Wings flower seeds produce a mixture of blooms. The blooms are a mix of singles and doubles and the colors range from shades of rose and pink to white. China Rose uses include containers and front of the border plantings. This miniature rose reaches a height of 12 - 14 inches, and it prefers full sun and well-drained soil.

How To Grow China Rose From Seed: Start the Rosa Chinensis seed indoors in late winter. Use a quality seed starting mix, press the flower seed into the soil and lightly cover. Keep the miniature rose seeds cool and moist. The germination can be irregular and take some extra time so patience is required. Once the China Rose seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant them into larger individual pots. Apply a liquid fertilizer at half the concentration every 2 weeks. When the plants are 3 - 4 inches, begin to acclimate them to the outdoors for 10 days or more. Plant the China Roses into rich, well-draining soil. Typically there are a few flowers the first year, and the following year will produce many more blooms. Keep faded flowers trimmed and fertilize regularly for the best display of blooms.

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

60F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

30 - 60 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

Lightly cover seed

SOWING RATE

2 - 3 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seeds moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

18 inches

CARE & MAINTENANCE

Rosa Chinensis

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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Annual

USDA ZONES

3 - 11

HEIGHT

120 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Spring to fall

BLOOM COLOR

Purple

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun to partial shade

SOIL TYPE

Rich, loamy soil, pH 5.5 - 6.5

DEER RESISTANT

No

LATIN NAME

Rhodochiton Atrosanguineus

Purple Bell Vine (Rhodociton Atrosanguineus) - Grow Rhodociton Atrosanguineus seeds for an exotic vine that will have everyone's attention! Rhodociton Purple Bell Vine has heart-shaped leaves and dark purple bell-shaped flowers that dangle from thread-like stems. Bell Vine uses include baskets where it will cascade over the edges and look stunning or give it a trellis where it will grow with support up to 120 inches in height. Rhodociton Purple Bells needs rich, well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade although it prefers afternoon shade in hotter climates. Purple Bells bloom from late spring to late fall.

Sow Purple Bell Vine seeds indoors in late winter. Gently press the flower seeds into the soil and barely cover the seed with soil. Keep consistently moist until germination occurs. Harden the seedlings off for 10 days or more before planting outdoors. Purple Bell Vine is free-flowering and needs little care.

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

60 - 65F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

12 - 40 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

1/16th inch deep

SOWING RATE

2 - 3 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keeps seeds moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

10 - 12 inches

CARE & MAINTENANCE

Rhodochiton

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SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

7 - 11

HEIGHT

28 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Spring to fall

BLOOM COLOR

Rosy purple

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun to partial shade

SOIL TYPE

Well drained soils, pH 6.6 to 7.5

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

LATIN NAME

Rehmannia Angulata

Chinese Foxglove (Rehmannia Angulata Rosy Purple) - Rehmannia Angulata seeds can be grown as annuals in all climates and as perennials in USDA zones 7 - 11. Commonly referred to as Chinese Foxglove, this beauty does well in full sun or partial shade, and the Chinese Foxglove plants continuously produce large, foxglove-like flowers from late spring through fall. The flowers can measure 2 - 3 inches across and are rosy purple with spotted throats. Chinese Foxglove is great in the flower border, and the flowers are nice for cutting. A synonymous botanical name is Rehmannia elata.

How To Grow Chinese Foxglove From Seeds: Sow the Rehmannia Angulata seeds indoors in the late winter. In a starter tray using quality soil, press the flower seeds gently into the soil. Keep the Chinese Foxglove seeds consistently moist until germination occurs. Transplant the Chinese Foxglove seedlings into 3 inch pots and let them grow on indoors until all danger of frost has passed. Harden the Chinese Foxglove plants off for 10 days or more before planting outdoors. Provide winter mulch for extra protection in zones 7 and 8.

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

73F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

14 - 21 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

Surface sow seed and press in to soil

SOWING RATE

7 - 8 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seeds moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

18 - 24 inches

CARE & MAINTENANCE

Rehmannia

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SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

7 - 11

HEIGHT

4 inches

WIDTH

12 - 18 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Early spring to early fall

BLOOM COLOR

Pink

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun to partial shade

FOOT TRAFFIC

Light

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

LATIN NAME

Polygonum Capitatum

Pinkhead Smartweed (Polygonum Capitatum Punching Balls) - Polygonum Capitatum seeds can be grown to form a low-growing, spreading ground cover. A synonymous botanical name is Persicaria Capitata, and it has many common names: Pinkhead Smartweed, Pink Knotweed, Pink Clover, and Pink Fleece Flower. Pink Knotweed uses include containers, baskets, edging the front of the border or as ground cover plants. It looks especially lovely in raised beds or containers where it can spill over the edges. Pinkhead Smartweed is praised for its burgundy tinted foliage and small coral-pink round flower heads. It is a tough, easy-to-grow ground cover for sun or shade with a long bloom season.

Start Polygonum Capitatum seeds indoors in late winter for areas with a short growing season. Use quality seed starting soil and small pots. Press the ground cover seeds into the moistened soil and lightly cover. Maintain moisture until germination occurs. After danger of frost has passed, transplant the Pink Knotweeds seedlings outdoors after hardening the ground cover plants for 10 days or more. For areas with a long growing season, start the Knotweed ground cover seeds directly outdoors after danger of frost has passed. Prepare a weed-free seedbed and lightly cover the seeds with soil after broadcasting.

 

 

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

70 - 75F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

21 - 60 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

Surface sow and lightly cover 1/16 inch

SOIL TYPE

Grows in a variety of soil types from sandy loams to clay

SOWING RATE

Approximately 1000 seeds covers 20 square feet

MOISTURE

Keep seeds moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

12 - 18 inches

NOTE

For detailed directions for indoor and outdoor planting, please Click Here

CARE & MAINTENANCE

Polygonum

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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Annual

USDA ZONES

3 - 11

HEIGHT

100 - 140 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Late spring to late summer

BLOOM COLOR

Mix

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Well drained, pH 6.6 - 7.5

DEER RESISTANT

No

HOUSE PLANT

No

LATIN NAME

Phaseolus Coccineus

Scarlet Runner Bean Mix (Phaseolus Coccineus Mix) - Every gardener should try growing Scarlet Runner Beans seeds. This unique plant is a decorative runner beans mix with colorful beans, three flower colors and edible young pods. Here are some very interesting facts about Phaseolus Coccineus Scarlet Runner:

  • They are nutritious, good and healthy to eat
  • Have a more distinctive flavor than French beans
  • You can eat the fresh pods after cooking, or harvest seeds from older pods to cook as haricot beans
  • They are often prolific croppers - with a freezer you can grow enough to last many months
  • They easily grow in odd spaces amongst flowers, etc...
  • Scarlet Runner Beans also have attractive flowers
  • Flat runner beans are not stocked fresh in small fruit and vegetable shops, or in tins or frozen packs
  • Like other plants of the pea family this crop leaves your soil enriched in nitrogen

Scarlet Runner Beans have brilliant red flowers that last throughout the summer. This wonderful mix has brown, purple, and red flamed beans as well as white. Flowers are scarlet, white, and bi-color red and white. The blossoms are less than an inch across and grow in clusters. The edible beans grow up to a foot long and are especially good when picked young. Pick them often to promote continued flowering. The Scarlet Runner Bean vine will quickly and brilliantly cover fences, trellises and other garden structures and will climb 10 - 12 feet.

Sow Scarlet Runner Beans seeds outdoors after all danger of frost has passed. Plant Phaseolus Coccineus seed 1 inch deep and 3 inches apart. Germination takes 7 - 14 days. Keep the soil moderately moist during germination. Thin 4 - 6 inches apart when plants are 2 - 3 inches tall.

Runner beans are a favorite with hummingbirds and butterflies. Plant some on a back fence or a trellis and enjoy the flowers and the hummingbirds year after year! Plants need full sun and plenty of water. Growing Scarlet Runner Beans is fun and rewarding!

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

70F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

7 - 14 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

No

DEPTH

1 inch deep

SOWING RATE

1 seed per plant

MOISTURE

Keep the soil moderately moist during germination

PLANT SPACING

6 inches

CARE & MAINTENANCE

Scarlet Runner Beans

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