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Phacelia tanacetifolia

Phacelia tanacetifolia is the perfect flower, loved by beneficial insects and it will condition your soil when dug back in.
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5000 seeds

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Details:

Type
Hardy Annual
Position
Container Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
May-September
Height
45cm (18in)
Group/Species
tanacetifolia
Common name
Fiddleneck
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
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.

Description

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

Care Tips

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.