California Bluebells Seeds

Native, Heirloom

4.625 out of 5 stars
(8 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Luminous, upward-facing chalices glow in the spring garden. Tough and easy, California Bluebells, also called desert bluebells, laugh off the most inhospitable conditions like cold weather and drought. For the greatest impact, sow this heirloom in large numbers. Grow in spaces between paving stones, in rock gardens, and in the front of flower beds. Sow narrow strips of bluebells and violas between vegetable rows! These beautiful, little flowers will charm you, and are loved by native bees.
$2.49 1 gram (~1,600 seeds)

Botanical Name: Phacelia campanularia

Family: Boraginaceae

Native: California

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual

Plant Dimensions: 8"–16" tall, 6" wide. Quite variable in size depending on soil, exposure, fertility, and water.

Variety Information: Each vibrant-blue flower is only 1" wide but they are produced in clusters several inches across.

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Bloom Period: Spring

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Drought Tolerant, Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date; also in late summer and fall, especially in mild climates.

When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: 1/16"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6"

Thinning: Thin to 1 every 6"

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California Bluebells Seeds Reviews

8 reviews

Beautiful, Deep Blue Color!

5 out of 5 stars Jun 18, 2018
These beautiful flowers did great in my garden! They were some of the first to bloom and they are a deep, true blue color! I'll definitely be growing these again next year!
Ellie Satterberg from CO


5 out of 5 stars Aug 20, 2020
These grew very well in my Southern California garden and their color is absolutely stunning! They have become a new favorite of mine.
O. Padilla from CA

Beautiful flowers

5 out of 5 stars Apr 7, 2021
I absolutely love these flowers. Such a vivid blue. Germination was easy and excellent.
Michelle from CA

Beautiful surprise

5 out of 5 stars May 20, 2021
I thought they didn't sprout and was very disappointed, but one day I went to the garden and the seedlings I hadn't been able to identify were bursting with blue flowers! I would like to grow these every year!
Brien from OK

Glowing blue

5 out of 5 stars Aug 26, 2021
Loads of intensely blue flowers with bright white-tipped stamens and tidy foliage make this plant a favorite in my garden.
Nancy from CA

I love these!

5 out of 5 stars Dec 23, 2021
These were one of the first things I grew from seed besides zinnia and cosmos. They hold a very sentimental place and my heart and years later I'm coming back to grow them again. I love these so much and will grow them every year now that I have a proper garden. Beautiful, small and lovely.
Kristin from TX

Wispy little seedlings, hard to grow

3 out of 5 stars Apr 30, 2022
These delicate little seedlings were a challenge. Little hair thin stems that are crushed when you water them. I was unsuccessful, as was my friend in Lompoc. I need to stick to easier seeds.
Nancy from CA

First time Trying it

4 out of 5 stars Jan 20, 2023
I believe I got my seeds at the end of last year (Dec 22). I planted the seeds this week. It is sprouting in 2 days!!! I will try to remember posting the progress. (4 stars for now, will update when seedlings are "bigger" ) in summary, nothing wrong, but need to wait more to give more stars ;)
Luiza from CA

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