silver-leaf phacelia (Phacelia hastata)

small lavender flowers arranged in tight coils on multiple stems

silver-leaf phacelia

 

Common name: silver-leaf phacelia
Botanical name: Phacelia hastata

Light: full sun
Height: 6 – 15 inches
Water: low, drought tolerant
Soil type: dry sandy to gravelly soils, especially on scree slopes

Biennial wildflower with basal silky leaves and white to lavender flowers arranged in tight coils in early summer; seeds are bristly and prolific; fabulous pollinator plant!

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