- Approximate seeds per pound: 220,000
- Season: Annual
- USDA Zones: 3 - 10
- Height: 24 - 36 inches
- Bloom Season: Summer
- Bloom Color: Blue-violet
- Environment: Full sun
- Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.8
- Temperature: 55 - 65F
- Average Germ Time: 7 - 12 days
- Light Required: No
- Depth: 1/8 inch
- Sowing Rate: 3 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 7 pounds per acre
- Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 12 inches
- Care & Maintenance: See: Lacy Phacelia
Lacy Phacelia (Phacelia Tanacetifolia) - If you want to bring bees and other beneficial insects to your garden, start Lacy Phacelia seeds. This annual wildflower grows well in hot, harsh desert conditions, but it adapts easily to other environments. The Lacy Phacelia flower spike is light blue-violet and has bees busy all day long, and the foliage is fern-like and lacy in appearance. Give it a sunny location in the garden and water from the roots occasionally. Sprinklers can make the stems flop. Phacelia Tanacetifolia cover crop use is becoming more and more popular and is used similarly to buckwheat as a winter cover.
Sow Lacy Phacelia seeds in the early spring when there is still a chance of frost. Press the wild flower seeds into the soil, cover 1/8, and keep seeds moist continuously. Thin seedlings to 12 inches apart. Lacy Phacelia will drop its own wildflower seeds. If seedlings and spreading is not desired, deadhead spent blooms.
Shaker Bottle With Seed Starting Matrix
Shake 'n Seed - We are now offering shaker bottles filled with our seed starting matrix: rich soil, gardening sand, water absorbing crystals, and starter fertilizer. This not only helps dispense your seed, but it gets it off to a great start! Simply remove lid from shaker bottle, add seed from packet, put back on lid, shake the bottle vigorously for 15 seconds, and then shake your way to beautiful new plants! Use Shake 'n Seed over good quality soil, and then gently water to keep seed moist until it sprouts. Great for ground covers or mass planting flower seeds.