Blue Curls, Caterpillar, Fiddleneck, Spider Flower, Wild Heliotrope
Phacelia congesta

Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Phacelia (fa-SEE-lee-uh) (Info)
Species: congesta (kon-JES-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Austin, Texas

Brady, Texas

Cedar Creek, Texas

Elgin, Texas

Helotes, Texas

Kingsland, Texas

Mason, Texas

New Braunfels, Texas

San Antonio, Texas (2 reports)

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Nov 1, 2010, ronmason from Mason, TX wrote:

Wonderful plant that I remember from my childhood. It grows quite nicely on the creek bank under a mature oak on my property. This past spring it was probably three feet tall and set seed so early that I neglected to collect any. Very nice and decorative native plant.

Positive

On Apr 27, 2004, AngelinaB from Voca, TX wrote:

These are all over the roadside right now - - - end of April - - - and they are just beautiful mixed in with Larkspur and bluebonnet remnants.