Desert Bells, Desert Canterbury Bells
Annual: California native. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Showy, fast grower! Produces 1" wide, upward-facing, bell-shaped blooms atop branchy red stems in spring. The deep gentian blue flowers have white anthers & make the perfect standout in front beds, borders, containers or rock gardens. One of the few wildflower seeds that can grow into a good cut flower. Ht: 6-12". Exp.: full sun. Water: mod./dry. Needs good drainage, self-sows. USDA Z3.
Lacy Phacelia, Blue Tansy
Annual: CA native. Deer resistant. Lav.-blue, bell-shaped flowers during summer. Grows well in hot, dry conditions & attracts a variety of pollinators to the garden or meadow. Used similarly to buckwheat as a winter cover. Useful to vineyards or alongside other crop fields, where it is valued for its long, coiling flower clusters of nectar-rich flowers. Ht: 24-36". sun/pt shade. Low/mod. water. Tolertates poor, rocky or sandy soil. Z3.