Phacelia tanacetifolia (is a fully hardy annual summer forb with blue and purple flowers in early Spring, late Spring and early Summer. It grows well in semi-shade, and prefers medium levels of water. The flowers are , , ) arranged in a inflorescence. This plant requires a minimum of 100 frost free days to grow successfully. It has average drought tolerance.
Phacelia tanacetifolia grows in soils ranging from a pH of 6.4 (slightly acidic ranges from 6.1 to 6.5) to 8.6 (very alkaline ranges from 8.6 to 9). It is adapted to clay, silt, sand, loam, silty clay, sandy clay, clay loam, silt loam, sandy loam, loamy sand, silty clay loam and sandy clay loam soils, and prefers low fertility.
This is a erect plant and has a single crown growth form, and has an ultimate height of 0.6m / 2ft and spread of 0.4m / 1.3ft. It can take 0-1 year to reach its ultimate height and has a lifespan of around up to one year.
The leaves are green in Spring and Summer. They arein shape.
Attracting bees, flower border and bed, ground cover and wild flower garden.
Resistant to fire.
Fruit and seed
There is a medium fruit/seed abundance beginning in Spring and ending in Spring.
Propagation techniques include seed.
Mexico (Northern). United States (Southwestern).-17°C / 1.4F to 0-1 year 0.6m / 2ft 0.4m / 1.3ft
|Scientific classifications [Edit]|
|Specific epithet ?||tanacetifolia|
|Lacy phacelia (United States), Fiddleneck (Ireland), Purple Tansy (Ireland)|
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