Lacy Phacelia Seeds

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.
Zones2 - 10
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Native
Low Maintenance
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Great For Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Plant Size12-24" tall
Bloom TimeSpring to summer
ShippingDue to current circumstances, new orders will begin shipping the week of June 8th. Please note that despite shipping delays, there is still time to plant! In most areas of the US, there is plenty of time to plant your seeds into mid-June. Learn More…
SKUHC017627

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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(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.

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Associated SKUsHC017627
HC017648 (1 Pound)
HC017647 (1/4 Pound)
Common Name
Lacy Phacelia
Botanical Name
Phacelia tanacetifolia
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Purple
Bloom Time
Spring to summer
Mature Height
12-24" tall
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Species
Ships As
Seed
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Zones
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Non-GMO
Yes
Native To
Southwestern deserts of the US.
Seeds Per Pound
235,000
Seed Coverage
1/4 lb covers 1,555 sq ft.
1 lb covers 6,220 sq ft.
7 lb covers an acre
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise, Average, Well Draining
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Native, Low Maintenance, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ships To Canada
Yes
Planting Guides

Step-by-Step Wildflower Seed Planting Instructions

  1. Check for your last frost date and plant after this has passed. Choose a spot on your property that gets 6 or more hours of direct sun a day unless you are planting seeds for shade.
  2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth. Simply dig up everything that is growing, turn the soil and rake the area flat. If this is an area that has never before been gardened, you may need to till the area up to remove growth.
  3. Mix the seeds with sand* for better visibility and scatter the seeds directly on top of the soil. If you are sowing a larger area, we recommend using a seed spreader; if not, you can sow by hand.
  4. We recommend lightly compressing the seeds into the soil, making sure not to bury them. You can either walk on them, use a board or if you are sowing a larger area, rent a seed roller.
  5. Water so that the soil is moist, not soaking wet, until the seedlings are about 4-6" tall. After that, the seedlings will survive on natural rains. If you are experiencing very dry weather, we recommend watering occasionally.
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Due to current circumstances, new orders will begin shipping the week of June 8th.

Please note that despite shipping delays, there is still time to plant! In most areas of the US, there is plenty of time to plant your seeds into mid-June.

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