Phacelia tanacetifolia seeds (Purple Tansy)


Listed in the top 20 pollen producing flowers for honeybees, pollinator insects and bumblebees by providing high quality nectar and pollen in months long bloom.

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This premium nectar plant is a must for those wanting to attract pollinators to their gardens. Native to California, it needs very little water and very little if any care to do well in any garden.  Can be used as bee forage, cut flowers, erosion control, and/or cover crop.  Will self seed.

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  • Seed Count: 200
  • Collection Date:  Sept 2020
  • Hardiness Zone: annual
  • Height and Width: 1m x 1m
  • Germination test type: float; cut
  • Family: Hydrophyllaceae

How to germinate Phacelia tanacetifolia seeds:

Best to direct sow in spring when temps are above 10C.  Germinates in 15-30 days.   Thinly sow.  Needs darkness to germinate.  Cultivate area, sprinkle seed then rake over or thinly spread mulch and hand water if the soil moisture is on the dry side.  Intolerant to wet soils.


Additional information

Weight 3 g


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