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Purple Phacelia, Fernleaf Phacelia
Filtered spring sun to light shade, medium moisture level, fertile soil, acidic pH. 8-24” tall, blooms in spring, lavender blue flowers, self-sows freely.
Germination Code: M. Surface sow seed, barely covering with soil.
Native Region: Middle and East Tennessee
Lovely woodland wildflower that is a biennial. Flowers make a beautiful display in April. Begins flowering at the bottom of the stalk and progresses upward. Needs lots of room in a naturalistic woodland setting so plants can move around as older plants die and new seedlings come up. Attracts bees.