Lacy Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia)

Lacy phacelia is a native annual wildflower. The height varies from 1 to 3 feet. Lacy phacelia is drought tolerant and grows well given 7 to 18 inches of annual precipitation or irrigation. It prefers well drained sandy and gravelly soils and does not perform well under waterlogged conditions. The plant grows at a variety of elevations from sea level up to 8,000 feet. Lacy phacelia is listed in the top 20 pollen producing flowers for honeybees and is highly attractive to pollinator insects including bumblebees. Bloom season varies with location: April through June in the Mediterranean climate native range in California, in more temperate regions bloom time is extended.