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Phacelia campanularia

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Phacelia campanularia

Species Name: Phacelia campanularia
Common Name: Desert Canterbury bells

Bright royal blue flowers stand out, especially against poppies. A desert wildflower well-adapted to cultivation. In a good year, forms a brilliant blue mass on the desert floor. Caution: may produce dermatitis in sensitive people.

Plant Family: Hydrophyllaceae
Plant Type: Annual
Height by Width: 1-2' H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Upright, branching
Deciduous/Evergreen:
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Blue
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Mojave and Colorado Deserts
Natural Habitat: Open, sandy areas below 5000'

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