How to grow Phacelia tanacetifolia

Phacelia tanacetifolia growing herbaceous of the genus Phacelia also known as Lacy phacelia, Phacelia tanacetifolia, annual plant, used as ornamental plant and attract pollinators and Hoverflies (aphids killer) that they feed on (larva’s), can grow in desert, temperate, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-10.

Leaves color green in pinnate shapes.

Phacelia tanacetifolia flower

Flower color purple in bell shape, flowers grow connected together in F-clef shape.

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How to grow Phacelia tanacetifolia growing and care:

Well-drained soil, do not overwater

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant:
30-60cm, 12-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Bell purple flowers that grow connected together in F-clef structure

Scientific name:

Phacelia tanacetifolia

How to grow Phacelia tanacetifolia

Phacelia tanacetifolia plant care

Phacelia tanacetifolia


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Purple flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Herbaceous
Plant Uses
  • Attract pollinators
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9