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|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Hardy Annual
- Container Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- 45cm (18in)
- Common name
- Full Sun
- 30cm (12in)
- Sow direct March-June or August-October. Sow thinly and if growing as a cut flower thin to 10cm when the seedlings are about 2.5cm tall. Thin again 3-4 weeks later to 30cm.
Phacelia tanacetifolia is a beautiful plant, ideal as a cut flower and beloved by bees and an excellent attractant of lots of beneficial insects like lacewings and ladybirds. The hungry nymphs of both these insects then munch away on less welcome aphids.
Phacelia tanacetifolia can later be dug in to build up the organic content of your soil or I love it as a cut flower.
- Seed of UK/EU origin
- Please note this may cause skin irritation
Each crop should flower for up to six weeks. If growing as a green manure, can be left over winter but dig in prior to flowering or cut down and compost the foliage. Will self-seed freely unless faded flowers are removed.