Aka “Bee’s Friend.” Bees go bananas for these whorls of lacy purple flowers. 2-3′ tall, fast-growing plants attract dozens of pollinating species that result in a stunning chorus of varied buzzes. A local beekeeper plants acres of Phacelia for his honey production. We plant it near brassica beds to attract parasitic wasps, syrphid flies and other beneficial insects that prey on aphids and other pests. Also can be sown as a great, quick-growing, summer cover crop.
Days to Maturity: 75-80
Direct seed as soon as soil can be worked.
Plant every 6 weeks for continual blooms.
Seeding depth: ¼” Seeding rate: 1” Row spacing 18”.