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Desert Bluebells, Desertbells

Phacelia campanularia

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Annual
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low
Sun Full sun
Pollinators Bees, butterflies
Has Spines No
In relative feet, width by height
Flowering Season March-May
Flower Color Purple
Minimum Temperature Range 15-20 °F
Leaf Description Rounded hairy leaves
Fruit Oval, rough
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Description When spring rains are good, large areas of the deserts around Tucson and Phoenix come to life with bell shaped purple blooms. This is an annual which readily germinates with moisture and makes a good addition to beds of annual/perennial desert flowers. Be aware that the plants are covered in rough hairs which can be quite irritating to the skin so they are best sown away from walkways.