California Bluebell Drought Tolerant Wild Flower Seed For Xeriscape Landscapes

California Bluebell Seeds

Flower Specifications

Approximate 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

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

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.

california bluebell flowers

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