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Phacelia bolanderi

Phacelia bolanderi
blue-flowered grape-leaf
Phacelia bolanderi

Common name blue-flowered grape-leaf
Family hydrophyllaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z7-10)
Flowers blue (late spring-summer)
Size 6" tall x 3' wide
Light sun-part shade
From seed germinate at room temperature
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below

Native to Western US. Powder-blue flowers contrast nicely with textured mid-green leaves. Not an in-your-face plant, but good filler. One of our 2004 plants returned in 2005 (not surprisingly, since the intervening winter was mild), but didn't return for a third year. In 2008/2009, another one (new from seed) overwintered, and bloomed by late May.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '03 trade. Baggy 70F (84%G, 6-14d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (14%G, 18-33d) - 70F with light (no further G)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (3%G, 18-22d)

Fast-growing, thirsty as seedlings.

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