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Phacelia congesta

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

7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Annuals

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

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive ronmason 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 AngelinaB 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.

Regional...

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

Austin, Texas
Brady, Texas
Elgin, Texas
Grey Forest, Texas
Kingsland, Texas
Mason, Texas
New Braunfels, Texas
San Antonio, Texas (2 reports)
Wyldwood, Texas



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