Purple Tansy (Phacelia tanacetifolia). Also known as Phacelia, the mauve-blue, fragrant flowers are born on long, fern-like leafy stems that attract bees and a multitude of other pollinators to your garden. It is no coincidence that Phacelia is in the Borage family, a wide range of species that are heavy nectar producers! Ideal for the vegetable garden as a cover crop or on its own as a stand out feature plant. We have continually planted Purple Tansy as a companion crop next to our cucumbers to lure bees in. It works!! Bloom period can be extended by resowing every 3-4 weeks. Plants reach 20-24 inches and thrive in full sun or partial shade.
75 seeds per packet $3.95
Planting Instructions: Direct sow 1/8 inch deep and re-sow every 2-3 weeks from last frost to mid-June. This will produce an entire summer full of flowers and more reason for pollinator visits. Seeds will germinate in 15-27 days.