Planting Instructions for Lacy Phacelia

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Lacy Phacelia Planting and Care Guide

Quick Facts About Lacy Phacelia

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. Lacy Phacelia is becoming more and more popular as a cover crop and is used for honey bee forage. Butterflies like it as well.

Planting Time

Directly sow Lacy Phacelia seeds outdoors in early spring when there are a few frosts still expected.

Planting Location

Full sun is preferred, but Lacy Phacelia is not picky about the soil as long as it drains well.

How to Plant Lacy Phacelia

  • In the spring work the soil and remove weeds
  • Add compost and work it in to improve the soil
  • Rake the soil smooth and scatter Lacy Phacelia flower seeds on the surface
  • Lightly rake the seed into the soil - covering 1/8 inch
  • Keep the soil moist for germination
  • Thin to the strongest seedling every 10 - 12 inches apart

Care And Maintenance

  • Irrigate regularly to establish the plants
  • Water at the roots as over-head sprinklers can cause the plants to flop
  • The plants can be trimmed to neaten the appearance and encourage more blooming
  • Liberal self-sower
  • Plants will die back with first frost
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