About Lacy Phacelia
This lovely ornamental produces clusters of lavender/blue blooms that are highly attractive to bees and butterflies! Lacy Phacelia is a quick growing wildflower, often used as a cover crop, but highly valued for its lovely bloom and fern like foliage. If you are looking to attract pollinators and other beneficial insects to your garden, this easy to grow annual is just the ticket.
When to Plant Lacy Phacelia Seeds
Sow seeds in the early spring when there is still a chance of frost.
Where to Plant Lacy Phacelia Seeds
Lacy Phacelia thrives in full sun and prefers poor, rocky, sandy, well-drained soils. They are an excellent choice for borders, cottage gardens, city gardens, and wildlife gardens. Lacy Phacelia also makes great cut flowers!
How to Plant Lacy Phacelia Seeds
Lacy Phacelia seeds require scarification prior to planting. This is a simple process that involves nicking the seeds with a knife or rubbing them with sandpaper or a file. Learn more about the importance of scarification here.
Before planting, you must soak Lacy Phacelia seeds for 24 hours to encourage germination. Learn more about here.
Lacy Phacelia seeds require light to germinate, so be careful not to cover them when planting. Learn more about germination light requirements here.
Press seeds into the soil 1/8-1/4" deep. Keep seeds moist until germination, about 7-12 days after sowing your seeds. Thin seedlings to 12" apart.
How to Care for Lacy Phacelia
After planting, water every 3 days for the first month. Be sure to give it a good soak so that the water gets down to the roots. If seedlings and spreading is not desire, deadhead spent blooms.