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Phacelia bolanderi

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Phacelia bolanderi
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Phacelia bolanderi
Phacelia bolanderi
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Phacelia bolanderi
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Phacelia bolanderi

Species Name: Phacelia bolanderi
Common Name: Bolander's Phacelia

This flowering perennial has soft blue flowers and large grape-like leaves. A nice plant for small shady spots. Loses its leaves in late summer and reappears with winter rains. Summer watering can make it evergreen. It is short-lived but often reseeds.

Plant Family: Hydrophyllaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 6-8" H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Low, mounding
Deciduous/Evergreen: Drought deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Part sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Light blue
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Northwestern CA
Natural Habitat: Bluffs, canyons and slopes below 4200'

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