OP. Native to the Americas this annual flowering plant is stunning in the garden or orchard. It makes an ideal ground cover in the orchard and an outstanding beneficial insect attractor in the vegetable garden or orchard. Related to borage this plant has purple flowers that bees cannot get enough of! Whether this plant is attracting pollinators or predatory insects it is helping your garden stay in balance and creating beauty at the same time. Also called Lacy Phacelia, Purple Tansy or Fiddleneck. Grows to 60cm high, best sown in patches or blocks. Can also be used as a cover crop.
Sow into tray in early spring or summer. Prick out to 4cm diagonal spacing when true leaves appear. Transplant into garden in patches, great at the edge to draw in beneficial insects and pollinators. Or broadcast sow in strips or in patches in the orchard. Great understory plant around fruit trees.