California Desert Bluebells
These easy-to-grow annuals bring lovely shades of blue to the spring garden. Sow in well-drained soil in fall or earliest spring; or sow in pots and transplant while seedlings are very small. Give some water to extend bloom season. Especially showy when combined with California poppy (Eschscholzia californica), sticky monkey flower (Mimulus aurantiacus), and other heat-loving annuals.Phacelia campanularia
Native to California deserts. To 6–18 in. high and wide, with coarsely toothed gray-green leaves. Clusters of 1-in., bell-shaped deep blue spring flowers with distinctive white dots at petal bases.
Native to the Mediterranean region. Anopen, spreading plant to 3–5 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide. Leaves gro...
Lavenderflowers precede foliage thatopens pink, matures to limeand gold, then shades to green.
Grows to 8 in. high and 1 1/2 ft. wide, with gray leaves and dense, short clusters of fragrant yellow ...