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Lacy Phacelia Seeds

Phacelia tanacetifolia

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  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in early spring as soon as the soil can be worked, planting 1/4” below the soil surface since this plant needs darkness to germinate. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination. If starting the seed indoors, keep in mind that the best temperature for germination is 55-60 degrees F.

Growing: Water seedlings until they become established; control weeds. Mature plants tolerate heat and drought well, and flourish in rocky or sandy soil. They also grow well in average garden soil. Deadhead spent blossoms unless seeds are wanted. This plant often self-sows, and is highly attractive to bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies.

Harvesting: For cut flowers, choose stems with flowers that have just opened. Strip the foliage that will fall below the water level, and place in water immediately.

Seed Saving: After the plant begins to turn brown, the seeds will begin to ripen on the stem. Gather the seeds as soon as they have turned brown; watch them carefully to prevent loss, since the seeds can easily drop. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Phacelia tanacetifolia

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Annual

USDA Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 14,600

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Height: 18 Inches

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~1000 Seeds) $2.50 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $4.80 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $7.20 -+
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $18.00 -+
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DESCRIPTION

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This native wildflower occurs naturally in the deserts of California and Arizona. Desert gardeners appreciate this plant for its hardiness and stunning blooms, while its practical uses include making an excellent cover crop and attracting bees and other pollinating insects. The genus name “Phacelia” comes from the Greek word for “cluster,” referring to the plant’s growth habit. The species name “Phacelia” means “tansy-leaved,” referring to the resemblance of the plant’s foliage to that of the delicate tansy plant.


HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in early spring as soon as the soil can be worked, planting 1/4” below the soil surface since this plant needs darkness to germinate. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination. If starting the seed indoors, keep in mind that the best temperature for germination is 55-60 degrees F.

Growing: Water seedlings until they become established; control weeds. Mature plants tolerate heat and drought well, and flourish in rocky or sandy soil. They also grow well in average garden soil. Deadhead spent blossoms unless seeds are wanted. This plant often self-sows, and is highly attractive to bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies.

Harvesting: For cut flowers, choose stems with flowers that have just opened. Strip the foliage that will fall below the water level, and place in water immediately.

Seed Saving: After the plant begins to turn brown, the seeds will begin to ripen on the stem. Gather the seeds as soon as they have turned brown; watch them carefully to prevent loss, since the seeds can easily drop. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Phacelia tanacetifolia

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Annual

USDA Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 14,600

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Height: 18 Inches

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