Bee's Friend Flower
- Annual plants grow 12-24 inches tall
- Lavender-blue flowers
- Attracts many different species of bees and beneficial insects
(Phacelia tanacetifolia) This annual bears subtle lavender-blue flowers with curved spikes that not only put on a show in your garden but also attract and support many species of bees. Often used as a cover crop, this plant’s common name is a translation of Bienen-freund, German for “bee’s friend.” Annual, 12-24" tall. ±18,000 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow Bee's Friend Flower
Direct Seed: 1/8" Deep
Germination: 7-12 Days
Thin: 4-12" Apart
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in early spring when soil is cool and a light frost is still possible; seed must be well covered. Does very well in dry gardens.
Ratings & Reviews
Perfect for bees and the garden
Picked this seed last summer specifically for the bees and it did not disappoint. Waiting to see how much it self-seeded once the temperatures warm up here in zone 5/6. Lovely purple flowers and provided a nice filler flower for bare areas in the garden, while providing the bees with food. Will be planting again this year.