Pollinator Power Plant for April 2018

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Lacy Leaf Phacelia or Phacelia tanacetifolia is a California Native which is the BOMB of native bee friendly and pollinator friendly plants IMHO.   Super fast growth to 3-4ft is followed by a month or two of blue blooms which are irresistible to bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.  She also attracts populations of beneficial predator flies (flies which look like bees but eat aphids!).  There is nothing not to like about this annual flower.  If you let her develop and drop her seed before cleaning up at the end of the growing season you will never lack for a return visit the next spring.  She produces a LOT OF SEED.  So much seed, you can probably start your own Lacy Leaf Phacelia Seed Co..    Two years ago I collected 10lbs of seed from a five by five foot area planted with Phacelia tanacetifolia.
We have 4″ pots for $3.99.  Try it, you won’t regret it!

 

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