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Lacy Phacelia Seeds

Phacelia tanacetifolia
SKU: HC017627
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With clusters of lavender flowers atop willowy foliage, Lacy Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia) is a refreshing addition to the garden or meadow. This native wildflower blooms all summer, attracting butterflies and bees. Lacy Phacelia is often used as a cover crop to protect and enrich soil, and will self-sow for a naturalized planting. Seeds are non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free, and guaranteed to grow. Annual.
key features
Seed Life Cycle
Growing Zones
Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Seed Coverage
1/4 lb covers 1,555 sq ft.
1 lb covers 6,220 sq ft.
7 lb covers an acre
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Long Bloom Time, Naturalizes, Mass Plantings


(12-24" tall) Elegant Lacy Phacelia is a no-fuss native wildflower that can really take the heat! This beauty thrives in full sun and tolerates dry soil, making it the perfect low-maintenance addition to your garden or meadow. Flowers are borne in intriguing curved clusters and open sequentially, gracing your planting with their delicate lavender-purple hue all summer long. Extra-long, whisker-like stamens and abundant nectar make the flowers beacons for butterflies and bees, keeping your garden buzzing with activity. They're a lovely and long-lasting cut flower, too! Lacy Phacelia can also be used as a summer cover crop, similar to buckwheat, to attract pollinators, add organic matter, and crowd out weeds. Or it can be planted in fall and allowed to winter-kill (if temperatures drop below 20 degrees F). The plants' deep roots "mine" minerals, making them available to subsequent crops. Plant this beauty among your vegetables — the flowers will entice beneficial hoverflies to lay eggs, and when they hatch the hungry larvae will happily consume any aphids pestering your plants.