Lacy Phacelia
'Lacy Phacelia' (Phacelia tanacetifolia)

Lacy Phacelia

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Lacy Phacelia
Phacelia tanacetifolia

Also known as 'Lacy Scorpion Weed', 'Tansy Leaf Phacelia', 'Blue Tansy', and 'Purple Tansy', 'Lacy Phacelia' is a wildflower native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Listed in the top twenty pollen producing flowers for honeybees, it is highly attractive to other pollinator insects including bumblebees and hoverflies. It provides them a source of high quality nectar and pollen. Phacelia is also used commercially as a cut flower for fill in floral arrangements.

'Lacy Phacelia' is fairly drought tolerant, performs well in many soil types, but grows best in open, fertile, light-textured, and well-drained soils within a pH range of 6.4 to 8.5. It prefers locations that receive full sun and is not considered winter hardy as it will be killed when temperatures drop to about 18ºF.

The plants grow from twelve to twenty-four inches in height. Its violet colored flowers typically appear forty-five to sixty days after the seedlings emerge, blooming for six to eight weeks. This makes 'Lacy Phacelia' desirable as a pollinator attractant as well as for cover crop plantings. Annual. Each packet contains 0.5 gram, which is approximately 250 seeds.
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