Lacy Phacelia, Bee's Friend

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Quick facts

  • Attracts masses of bumblbees
  • Tall, wildflower look

Phacelia tanacetifolia

Round clusters of light purple flowers resemble wild flowers in their untamed beauty. Tall plants reach 36-48 inches in height and lean here and there in large attractive mounds. Makes a nice cut flower. Bumblebees just love this flower! This plant has gotten very popular with gardeners in the past couple of years as it makes for great bumble bee watching!  Nothing we grow attracts more of them!

Plant this flower, then photograph visiting bumblebees for the Xerces Society's Bumble Bee Watch Citizen Science Project!

How to grow it: 

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


Not rec.

15-30 d.

Yes, 20 degrees




Direct sow around the last frost date. Cover lightly with a scant amount of soil. Tolerates a wide variety of conditions from shade to full sun, but prefers well-drained soil. Great for a more untamed area of the garden such as a border.  Moderately drought tolerant.

Seed specs: Packet size- .5 oz.