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Phacelia bipinnatifida

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Common Name:  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.

Purple Phacelia, Fernleaf Phacelia - Phacelia bipinnatifida 2
Photo Courtesy of John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/
Purple Phacelia, Fernleaf Phacelia - Phacelia bipinnatifida
Photo Courtesy of John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/