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PHACELIA

Phacelia Increases Diversity of Beneficial Insects

A quick-growing, cold and drought tolerant plant that's great for pollinators.

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Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia) is a quick growing, flowering plant that is native to the US and can reach heights of up to 4 feet. It is well adapted to soils ranging in pH from 6.5 to 7.8. Phacelia has good cold tolerance and has the ability to establish and grow under colder conditions, surviving temperatures down to 15 degrees F. Certain studies indicate it may provide some nematode suppression. Its quick growing fibrous root system is effective at catching excess nitrates and phosphates before they leach into waterways.

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Nitrogen Fixation

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Erosion Control

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Weed Control

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Compacted Soils

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Nutrient Recycling

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Water Infiltration

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Quick Growth

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Quality Forage

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Nematode Control

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Beneficial Insectary

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Species
Lifespan
Root Structure
Carbon Ratio
pH
Seeds Per Pound
Forb
Annual
Fibrous
20:1
6.5-7.8
235,000

Planting Instructions:

Drilled
Broadcast
Seeding Rate:
5-7 lbs./acre (monoculture)
1-2 lbs./acre (in mixes)
8-10 lbs./acre (monoculture)
2-3 lbs./acre (in mixes)
Planting Depth:
1/4 inch
Ideal Soil:
Prefers well-drained soils
Ideal Planting Season:
Spring, Summer, or Fall
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