Phacelia campanularia (Hydrophyllaceae)
A hardy annual native to the western United States and adapted to very arid environments. The stunning deep blue, bell shaped flowers are highlighted by long golden stamens. Leaves are heart shaped, covered with soft white hairs closely resembling an African Violet. Prefers full sun in very sandy or well drained soils. Sow in early spring, seedlings are not winter hardy. One of Mother Natures most extravagant shades of blue.
Suggested use: Borders, mixes, containers. Miscellaneous: Most striking when sown in mass. The eye-catching flowers last 3 to 4 weeks.
Average Planting Success: 80%
Height: 8 - 24 inches
Germination: 15 - 30 days
Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 60°F - 70°F
Sowing Depth: 1/16"
Blooming Period: February - June
Average Seeds Per Pound: 856,000
Seeds/Pkt: 1,300 - Covers 25 sq. ft.
1 oz Covers: 908 sq. ft.
Seeding Rate: 3 lbs. per acre