Organic Lacy Phacelia Seeds

$ 3.95

Art Pack. 500 seeds. Phacelia tanacetifolia

Also called Bee's Friend. A highly beneficial flower for pollinators and soil building.
If you have been looking for a flower that offers a trifecta of usefulness, look no further than Lacy Phacelia. Known by many names, Bee's Friend, Lacy Fiddlehead, and Purple Tansy to name a few, Phacelia is a highly beneficial flower for pollinators and soil building.This lovely Southwest native is gaining popularity throughout the entire US. Phacelia is most commonly use as an insectary crop. Its nectar producing skills are incredible, having nectar available 24 hours a day while in bloom. In fact, it does such a great job that pollinators prefer it over other crops. Phacelia is a great no-till cover crop. It produces a great amount of bio-mass and winter kills, making it easy to deal with in the spring. And if that isn't enough, the blooms are quick, elegant, unfurling spirals of lavender loveliness. Plus their long sturdy stems and ferny foliage make them a great cut flower.
Days to Germination 3-10 days
Days to Maturity 60 days
Planting Depth 1/2 inch
Spacing in Row 1-6 inches
Spacing Between Rows 12 inches
Height at Maturity 32 inches
Width at Maturity 10 inches

Direct sow in well prepared garden bed in early spring. Sow 1/4˝ deep. Space every 1-2˝ for an insectary crop, more densely for a cover crop.

Artwork by Frances Gaffney: www.francesgaffney.com About the Artist: Frances divides her time between living and working on a houseboat, on the Hudson River in New York City, and at a camp in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. She has been painting since 1974. After attending the Fashion Institute of Technology she worked in New York as a textile designer; both as a free-lance artist and as a full-time print designer in a commercial studio. About the Art: Artist Frances Gaffney's large water color painting depicts a celestial Phacelia flower head hovering over a Hudson Valley farm covered in blooms. It reaches out in all directions, beckoning bees, healing the land, and eventually fading into the sky.