Lacy Phacelia Seeds - Phacelia Tanacetifolia Wildflower Seed

Lacy Phacelia Seeds

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Flower Specifications

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

Latin Name: Phacelia Tanacetifolia

Planting Directions

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: 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.