(Phacelia tanacetifolia ‘Lacy’)
Lacy Phacelia is a native annual flower that grows on sandy or gravelly slopes of foothills in the western United States. At maturity, this plant reaches a height of 18-36” and features fern-like foliage and long unusual stamens that protrude from five-lobed bell-shaped lavender-blue flowers that smell of grapes. This plant can be grown in a container, attracts bees, butterflies, hoverflies, hummingbirds, and tachinid flies, creates biomass, tolerates drought, is resistant to deer, self-sows, and is used as a cut flower!
Variety: Lacy Phacelia
Also Known As: Tansy-leafed Phacelia
Native to: Arizona, California, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Mexico Northwest, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon.
Introduced into: Alberta, Algeria, Altay, Amur, Austria, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, Canary Is., Central European Rus, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, France, Great Britain, Hungary, Irkutsk, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Krasnoyarsk, Manitoba, Morocco, Netherlands, Northwest European R, Norway, Ontario, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Romania, Saskatchewan, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, West Siberia, Yugoslavia.
Grown as: Annual
Maturity (Blooms): Late Spring, Blooms Early Summer
Hardiness: Tender. Annual that dies off in the winter and reseeds for the following year.
Light: Full sun. 6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day.
Soil Moisture: Dry. Well drained.
Suitability: Drought, Dry Soil. Sandy and gravelly soils and does not perform well under waterlogged conditions.
Attracts Beneficial Insects?: Yes. Bees, Butterflies, Hoverflies, and Tachinid Flies. Also Deer Resistant,
Containers?: Yes. This plant can be used in containers.
Sow Depth: 1/4"
USDA Zone: 3-10
Produces: fern like foliage and long unusual stamens that protrude from beautiful five lobed, bell shaped, lavender blue flowers that have the sweet smell of grapes.
Garden Uses: Butterfly & Bee Gardens