Phacelia campanularia var. campanularia
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Species Name: Phacelia campanularia var. 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
- 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'
- Care and Maintenance
- Other Names
- Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.