(Phacelia spp.)

Phacelias are among the best plants for pollinators. Blooms of purple, lavender, blue, and cream unfurl in early summer and are highly attractive to bees, butterflies, and other beneficial pollinators. A frequent sight in hot, dry places, this charming species has deeply lobed leaves and flower buds that uncoil as the lavender flowers open, one by one.

Height: 1-3 feet
Width: 1-3 feet
Sun Exposure: Part shade to full sun
Water Requirements: Very low
Bloom Period: Winter, Spring


  • Pollinator-friendly
  • Beautiful flowers
  • Great for summer-dry gardens
Phacelia tanacetifolia - lacey phacelia
Phacelia tanacetifolia - lacey phacelia
Phacelia grandiflora - large flowered phacelia