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AZ Blue Bells

AZ Blue Bells

Regular price $22.00 USD
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Plant Type: shrub
Plant Height: 8-20 inches
Spread: 8-12 inches
Flower Color: vibrant blue
Sun Exposure: Full Sun or Partial Shade


AZ Blue Bells, scientifically known as Phacelia campanularia and also known as California Bluebell or Desert Bluebell, is a captivating annual wildflower native to the desert regions of California, including the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts. It is celebrated for its striking, deep blue flowers and its ability to thrive in arid conditions, making it a popular choice for wildflower gardens, xeriscapes, and naturalized areas.

Growing to about 8 to 20 inches tall and spreading 8 to 12 inches wide, AZ Blue Bells form lush mounds of green, hairy leaves that are somewhat fern-like in appearance. From late winter to early spring, depending on the region, it produces an abundance of bell-shaped, vibrant blue flowers with a white to light blue center. These blooms are not only a visual delight but also attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies, enhancing the biodiversity of the garden.

Adapted to full sun to partial shade, Phacelia campanularia prefers well-draining soil and is exceptionally drought-tolerant once established, though it appreciates occasional watering during prolonged dry spells. It is well-suited to poor soils and can thrive with minimal care, making it an excellent choice for gardeners seeking low-maintenance yet visually striking plants.

In landscaping, AZ Blue Bells are often used in wildflower meadows, rock gardens, or as an annual border plant. Their vibrant blue flowers provide a striking contrast against the greens and browns of a desert landscape or can add a splash of color to more traditional garden settings.

Overall, AZ Blue Bells are a versatile and attractive wildflower, ideal for adding color, texture, and ecological value to dry, sunny areas. Their ease of care, drought tolerance, and stunning blooms make them a favored choice for a wide range of gardening and landscaping projects, especially those focused on sustainability and native plant use.

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