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Phacelia tanacetifolia | Sarah Raven

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
Size
5000 seeds
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)

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