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PlantFiles: Fringed Phacelia, Miami Mist
Phacelia purshii

Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Phacelia (fa-SEE-lee-uh) (Info)
Species: purshii (PUR-shee-eye) (Info)

Synonym:Cosmanthus fimbriatus
Synonym:Phacelia bicknellii
Synonym:Phacelia boykinii
Synonym:Phacelia ciliata
Synonym:Polemonium ciliatum

6 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Light Blue
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive skovener On May 12, 2014, skovener from Crothersville, IN (Zone 5b) wrote:

Found this growing wild on a grassy hillside. It is also growing on a portion of the hill that will probably be plowed and planted soon. Seems to grow in rather large groupings. This is a lovely little flower!

Positive GeorgiaJo On Apr 28, 2007, GeorgiaJo from Dallas, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Don't know where it came from, but am glad it got here. Just beautiful.

Positive DiOhio On Apr 26, 2004, DiOhio from Corning, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

A few years ago I discovered a large patch of Fringed Phacelia near my house.


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

Dallas, Georgia
Crothersville, Indiana
Glouster, Ohio

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