Phacelia Plant. Phacelia is a rapidly growing, high biomass plant. It is one of the most attractive flowers for bees providing a high quality nectar.
It is a heavy nectar producer. Leaves alternate on the stem. It also makes a fantastic cut flower.
Lacy phacelia is a native annual forb in the hydrophyllaceae family.
Used as a soil improving green manure. Phacelia tanacetifolia is an annual flower native to the southwestern united states and mexico that belongs to either the boraginaceae or hydrophyllaceae family (botanical opinions differ). Seed country or region of origin:
Pull up individual plants grown for flowers before they shed seeds.
About lacy phacelia (phacelia tanacetifolia) 14 nurseries carry this plant add to my plant list; It also makes a fantastic cut flower. Phacelia is considered to be a native plant.
It is one of the most attractive flowers for bees providing a high quality nectar.
They develop purple or blue flowers arranged in short clusters or fascicles. And should be used with care (bugg, pers. Planting and harvesting calendar < back to all plants
It is used as a cover crop in europe, but (at least in california) harbors high densities of lygus spp.
It will naturalize by reseeding, and will adapt to it’s environment. Phacelia's early maturity often coincides with the fragile bud stage when pest protection is. Tansy phacelia, bee phacelia, facelia, fiddleneck.
California to mexico wildlife value:
Other common names for phacelia include blue tansy, purple tansy and scorpion plant. It is a heavy nectar producer. A valuable companion plant with fluffy lavender flowers that are a magnet for bees and other good bugs such as hoverflies and parasitic wasps.