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Phacelia campanularia

Phacelia campanularia
Common name desert bluebell
Family hydrophyllaceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers blue, early spring
Size 10"
Light full sun
Cultural notes drought-tolerant
From seed germinates at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Southwest native wildflower, blooms very early. The blue flowers appear over a backdrop of two-toned leaves.

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

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '03 trade. Baggy, 70F (68%G, 4-7d)
  2. Seed from '10 trade. Baggy 70F (95%G, 4-6d)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (89%G, 4-6d)

Seedlings have interestingly speckled cotyledons, and stretch a lot in early life.

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