March 2012 desert bluebells Phacelia campanularia

Desert bluebells (Phacelia campanularia) blooming in my garden. This easy annual plant provides masses of bright blue flowers in late winter and early spring. It self-sows (self-plants) too, with seed sitting dormant all summer and resprouting when temperatures cool off again in autumn. Wilson the tennis ball tucked in to show how large the blooms are. Eat your heart out, Lobelia, hah! :)

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Comment by Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9 on March 5, 2012 at 7:49am

Thanks, Barbara!  This should be a good autumn-sown spring flower for you, too.  Take care!

Comment by Barbara Brown Z8 Al. on March 4, 2012 at 8:29pm

This blue is gorgeous!

Comment by Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9 on March 3, 2012 at 5:29pm

Thanks, Cindy, I'm glad you like them too.  Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, I appreciate it!  Happy gardening!

Comment by Cindy Burdick on March 3, 2012 at 11:31am

Very beautiful :)

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