Lacy Phacelia (Purple Tansy) - Key Growing Information
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days at 55-68°F (13-20°C)
SOWING: Direct seed (recommended) - Sow seed thinly in rows, 6 seeds per ft., 1/8- 1/4" deep as soon as soil can be worked. For mass plantings or cover crop, sow at 3 oz./1,000 sq.ft. or 7 lb./acre. Germinates best when sown into cool soil. Keep soil surface moist until emergence. Make 2-3 successive sowings, 2 weeks apart, for continuous blooms through the season.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
PLANT HEIGHT: 30-40".
PLANT SPACING: 2-12".
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
HARVEST: Fresh - When flowers are just beginning to open.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Most any well drained soil.
USES: Attracts and supports beneficial insects in garden beds and borders and when used as a cover crop. Productive nectar crop for honeybee forage. Casual cut flower.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Phacelia tanacetifolia
ALTERNATE NAMES: Lacy phacelia, blue tansy, purple tansy