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 this for his honey production. We plant phacelia 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.