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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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